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Charles Derrell White, 83, of Prosperity died March 31, 2019 at Lexington Medical Center. Born March 2, 1936 in Newberry, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Wesley and Ruth White. Charles had one sibling, Hughie White who was killed in the Korean Conflict. He married the love of his life, Sylvia Gene White in May of 1958.

Charles drove for Overnite Transportation for 31 years, handling the Newberry/Chapin route. He was a proud member of the Mack Million Mile Club and was known fondly around the community as “Charlie White from Overnite”. When not working for Overnite, the White family owned and operated White’s Flower Shop in Newberry, SC for almost 50 years, where you would find Charles enjoying lunch daily with his wife and mother and delivering flowers on the weekend. Through his years, he enjoyed being a member of the Smiling Swingers Square Dance Club, the Newberry Exchange Club, Newberry Country Club, and Mid Carolina Country Club where he played golf, at his leisure. Charles loved his family and supported his children by dedicating his time to coaching and being a MC Band Booster. In his later years, Charles was more fondly known as “Papa” to everyone in the community and would often be seen riding his golf cart and picking up pinecones.

Charles is survived by his children, Robert White and his partner Kay; and Christy Jones and her husband Tony. Robert’s children, Dwayne White and his wife Deborah; Forrest White; Victoria Wilson and her children, ChloeAnn Davis; AvaGrace Davis; and Sylvia Wilson. Christy’s children, Meredith Mills and her fiance Austin Cox and their son Alex; Martina and Bradley Wicker; Matalyn Mills and her partner Hayden Bulwinkle; Randall and Briana Jones and their children Caleb and Dylan. Along with numerous “adopted” grandchildren including but not limited to Mackenzie, Courtnie, and Logan Stafford and Lauren Folk. Charles also leaves behind his furry and beloved companion, Peanut.

Services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

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#16 Becky Harmon Steen 2019-04-09 11:40
Christy, We are so very sorry for your loss! Prayers lifted for you and your family. Love, Becky, Chris and Zachary
#15 Counts/Sutton 2019-04-03 17:03
Robert and Christy --- We send our love to all. Prayers to you and your families. Jean Counts and Jeffrey Sutton
#14 Pam Smith Brookman 2019-04-03 01:09
Christy and family~ My thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time. May his love and all of the wonderful memories give you peace and comfort! Sending my love- Pam
#13 Susan Smith 2019-04-02 21:48
I'm so sorry for yalls loss! My thoughts, love & prayers go out to each of you!
#12 MYRTIE MALLACH 2019-04-02 10:10
Christy and family,
So sorry for you loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Myrtie Mallach
#11 Brice &Alice Boozer 2019-04-02 10:03
Robert, Christy and Family. Brice and I extend our sincerest symphaty to you and your family. I knew your mom from Times way back. You had wonderful parents who loved you both very much. God bless each of you at this time.
#10 NEWBERRY CO. DHHS 2019-04-02 09:18
Christy, it saddens us to hear of the passing of your father. We are praying for you and your family. As man, we can never find the right words to say at a time like this. But, please listen to God's words:

Isaiah 57:1-2
"1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness."

God has you all in the palm of His hands. We are here if you need us. Jesus loves you!
#9 Shelley Remion 2019-04-01 21:06
Robert & Christy,
Im heartbroken to hear about Mr. Charles but I know he is so happy to see Sylvia Gene. I'm so sorry for your lose and my heart goes out to each of you. May God hold you in his loving arms and give you peace. You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers
Shelley Zeigler Remion
#8 Peggy W. Wilson 2019-04-01 15:49
Christy and family,
Words fail to express my sadness at the passing of your dear, sweet daddy. Len and I are praying that God will comfort you and keep you in His embrace during this time of sorrow. Please accept our warmest condolences, and may God, the Father of Tender Mercies, give you peace and help you get through today, and the days to come. In Love, Faith and Friendship, Len and Peggy
#7 Frankie Cooley 2019-04-01 14:35
Our prayers are with your family. I have fond memories from working at Overnite with Charlie.
#6 Karen Lindler Smith 2019-04-01 13:15
May God With You And Your Family During This Difficult Time! Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#5 Jim,Connie LaMountai 2019-04-01 09:11
Daddy,you will be missed, I know you're Happy now that you're with your True Love Momma, You're both as close to perfect as any Parent can be. Jim & I were Blessed when you and MOMMA took us into your Family. We LOVE YOU BOTH SO VERY MUCH.
#4 Charlene L Pitts 2019-03-31 21:26
Christy and family,
So sorry for your loss! Prayers to you and your family.
Charlene and Billy Pitts
#3 Carla Sexton 2019-03-31 18:23
Thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. Carla Sexton
#2 Leon And Beverly She 2019-03-31 18:10
Robert and Christy,
We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your love one. We have so many wonderful memories of good times we shared with both of your parents. May all your good memories of them carry you through the days and weeks ahead and may you find comfort in knowing that they are once again reunited. Love to All, Leon, Beverly and Stacy Shealy
#1 Wes & Helen Griffin 2019-03-31 16:13
Our prayers are with you for your comfort and strength. May Mr. Charles go with God.