Steven Howard White

Services for Steven H. White, 52, Fayetteville, Arkansas, will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas.

Mr. White died Friday, February 11, 2011 at his home in Fayetteville.

He was born July 5, 1958, the son of Donald Howard White and Juanita H. Carr Bailey. He graduated from Emporia High School in 1976, and went on to attend the University of Kansas.

Mr. White worked as a carpenter and painter. He enjoyed riding his custom motorcycle, playing the guitar as he was a gifted musician, going on charity motorcycle rides, working on fellow riders bikes, spending time outdoors, was a Chicago Cubs fan, watching football,white water rafting, and camping. He was a “free spirit” in every sense of the word. He was a loving father and son, and loved his family dearly.

He is survived by a daughter, Madeline Chase White, Lawrence; mother, Juanita C. Bailey, Topeka; and a sister, Donna Grainger and husband Gene, Excelsior Springs, MO; 1 niece, Ashleigh Stokes; and 3 nephews, James Stokes, Wade Grainger, and Nathan Grainger.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Bikers for Babies, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home and Crematory, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Boo...

My daddy was one of the one of the best people you could meet. I will miss him with all my heart. But his loss has taught me a lot. I can’t even explain how much I love him. I love him dearly.


From Mark Renne...

I must ad in fond recollection of my dear brother Steve. You and Stymic were my first ever band! A name(I cant remember (COL)) and played originals like ” Radiation” and covers like … I hear the secrets that you keep –
When your – “Talking in Your Sleep”,
After Midnight”, or
“Knocking on Heavens Door” and opened up for Pill Box at “Broken Arrow Park” among many others in Lawrence back in 83 and Dallas for many years in 86-88. I was so naive and stupid. You showed me a different way. The way of your friends description of you living as a “Free Spirit”. Until we meet again my friend because this is not the end.

From Mark Renne...

I already miss you Steve. Your forever written down in the “Book of Life” with me and published on my first CD. Rest In Peace Bro.
May God Bless and keep your family strong.

From Mike Gantt & Jenny Weldon...

We were deeply saddened by the news about the death of Whitey. Whitey was a very true, kind, and caring person. We will always rememeber his energy, wonderful hugs, and that electric smile. Whitey ride on up in heaven, you will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.

Chopper Mike & Jenny

From Chris and Cecil Downum...

Whitey was a sweet soul. God must have had something very important for him to do to have called him so soon. He thought the world of his daughter, I hope that nobody lets her forget how much her Daddy loved her!

From Marla Huett...

I have known Whitie for over four years, and have had some great times. He was always my Bro, and I his sis. It was Whitie’s world, and we just lived in it (as he would always joke). I saw him just last week- he will be missed by all that knew him, because once you met him, you couldn’t forget him. I have great memories of my friend that will last my lifetime.

He talked about his mom,sister, and spoke often of his love for his daughter which I had the pleasure of meeting. Many Blessings to Steve’s family.

From Hanna Hugunin Hanners...

Was so sad to hear the news, thought it rather odd that when I heard of it I was listing to a song that reminds me of him “wanna rock and roll up and down the street, wanna be a hippie because life is so sweet..” I will always cherish the memories I hold of “Uncle Whitey” because growing up, he was my real life rock star, and one of my dads dearest friends. May you rock and roll up and down the streets of heaven Whitey! Love ya always! Hanna Dee

From Patrick Peoples...

To Steve’s family.
I know that his pasing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him. God bless your family.

To my friend Whitey:
We little knew that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you , you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us great memories, your friendship is still our guide. And though we can not see you , you are always by our side. Our friendship chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

Your friend Patrick

From Marvin & Keli Guess...

Describing Steve, (Whitey) as a free spirit is so accurate.

Friday seems so unreal to us still…

Rest in Peace bro…I’m sure we will meet up with you some day and you’ll be happy and playing your music for us!

Our sincere and deepest condolences to Steve’s family and other friends.

God bless.

From Sharon O’Grady...

My sympathy to all of Whitey’s loved ones… I work at Happy Trails motorcycle shop in Fayetteville.. we’ve seen a lot of Whitey during the past year and have become friends with him… we love his sense of humor and easy-going nature… he will be missed..

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