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Obituary for Richard A. “Dick” White

Richard A. “Dick” White, age 77 of Derby Lake, Stanton, MI, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020. He was born in Greenville on January 24, 1943, the son of Vere D. and Anna M. (Hillis) White. His parents have preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Greenville High School with the class of 1960 and after college began his career in law enforcement becoming the Chief of Police in Portland, MI. He was one of the youngest chiefs in Ionia County. He retired as Chief of Police in 1998 with 30 years of service. He married Virginia “Ginny” Wright at St. Paul Lutheran Church Greenville on June 21, 1969. Dick was very involved in Portland community activities with the Lions Club, Rotary Club D.A.R.E. program and Boy Scouts. He was an outdoorsman- fishing, hunting and mushrooming- and enjoyed country and gospel music and jamborees. He and his wife loved living on the lake, being involved with his family, his corvettes, attending the Corvette Club, and being a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Sidney. He is survived by his wife, Ginny; daughter, Kelly Housler and her husband, Ed, of Cumming, Georgia; his son, Richard A. White II and wife, Robin; and grandchildren, Katelyn, Corey, Logan and Austin.Visitation will be at 11 AM Monday, March 16, 2020, at Faith Lutheran Church, Sidney with Funeral Services following at 12 O’Clock PM. Private burial in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding, will be held after a luncheon at the church.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Dick’s name be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

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