Robert White

Obituary of Robert Stacy White

Robert Stacy (Bob) White, 85, of Sun City Center, Florida, went to be with our Lord December 24, 2021. Bob was born August 13, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son the late Humphrey and Laura White. He was also blessed, and positively influenced, by the step-father who raised him, Charles Ritchie.

Our beloved Bob served locally in the US Army from 1960 to 1966, where he received accolades for his accuracy on the rifle team. In his younger days, Bob loved boating, water skiing, RVing, buying new cars and coaching little league baseball. Bob loved to travel and made a point of visiting and vacationing with his extended family annually, creating many cherished memories.

Bob was a hardworking, self-made man. In his career, he obtained and maintained licensed in Real Estate for over 40 years along with multiple lines of insurance for over 50 years. He was an enthusiastic entrepreneur who loved helping people. In their lives together, Bob and his wife Brenda successfully built and operated White Insurance Service, Mama Mia’s Pizzeria, two Steak & Tater restaurants, two Real Estate firms and even a breadcrumb factory. He liked to joke with friends, “that one was a crummy business.”

After relocating to Sun City Center 32 years ago, Bob and Brenda started Sun City Living Realty, Inc. Bob was very active in serving the SCC community. He was a long-time member of the Lions Club and Rotary Club, and, of course, he played in the SCC softball league.

At SCC United Methodist Church, he served as a Stephen’s Minster for many years. He brought laughter, hope, life stories and God’s Word to those who acutely needed it.

Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Brenda, who cared for him faithfully at home through his final illness. Bob is also survived by his daughter Laura; his son Dan; and grandchildren, Jennifer, James, Christopher, Caitlin and Katie. Bob also leaves behind his brother, Michael; his sisters, Bee Gee and Kathy, His niece, Sharon; his nephew, Mark; and their extended families. In his final days, our dear friend Kathryn Prater became his honorary “grandmother” whom he loved and considered to be part of the family.

A Celebration of Life Service honoring Bob will be held at Don Senk Softball Field on Weatherford Drive in Sun City Center, Florida on Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m. (From S. Pebble Beach Blvd., go east on Weatherford Drive. The softball field is at the end of the street.) In case of inclement weather, an indoor service will be held at Sun City Center Methodist Church at the same time and date.

Those attending the celebration are invited to dress casually and come enjoy a hot dog or hamburger in Bob’s honor. Don’t be surprised if we sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” or run the bases. Masks will be required.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the SCC Softball Club or the SCC Hospice House.

 

 

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