Harold S. White

Wednesday 20th of August 1941 - Thursday 4th of August 2022

Harold S. White

Services

Visitation

Aug 11, 2022 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Milward - Man O'War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Funeral Service

Aug 12, 2022 (3:00 pm )

Milward - Man O'War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Reception

Aug 12, 2022 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Milward - Man O'War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Harold S. White, 80 husband of Carole O’ Brien (Doll Baby) White, died on Aug. 4, 2022. He was a son of the late Raymond and Esther Chesbro White and was born in Dansville, NY on Aug. 20, 1941. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Richard White. Owner of Tri-White Construction from 1978 until he retired in 2018.


In addition to his wife of 35 years, he is survived by his former wife, Cheryl White and their children, Todd (Pamela) White, Matt (Jan) White, Tim (Tracy) White, Shannon White, and Cassia White, 10 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Jerry White and Robert (Cecil) White and four sisters, Shirley (Odis) Palmer, Carol Allen, Debbie (Jerry) Buchinger and Mary (Richard) Blevins and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by his wife’s family in Rhode Island: brother-in-law Dennis O’ Brien and his wife Jane and their children Doug (Jennifer) O’ Brien, Patrick O’ Brien, Kevin (Donna) O’ Brien and Christine (Todd), O’ Brien Phelan and several nieces and nephews. Harold will be sorely missed as he was a loving husband, a wonderful father, and a memorable grandfather and great grandfather “Papaw”.


He was very proud of his service in the US Navy from 1960-1964. He traveled to many countries including Africa, Italy, French Riviera and many others. He was a trusty Shellback for crossing the Equator. He was stationed on Naval destroyers the Haynesworth and the Barney as a radar man and cook. He moved to Lexington, KY in 1978 with his family to pursue the Masonry business. In 1982 he created Tri-White Construction with his sons. They created beautiful masonry projects for private residences, horse farms and the University of Kentucky. In October 1987 he met his Doll Baby at Suggins restaurant on a blind date and got married in 9 weeks on December 11th in Narragansett, R.I. at her brother’s home. He loved houseboating and partying at Herrington Lake with his closest friends. He also loved traveling with his wife and family in his RV. He loved UK basketball and especially loved tailgating at UK Football games and traveled to all the SEC games and also to Florida , NY and Rhode Island. Harold loved going to local restaurants and bars for his favorite “Wobble Pop” which was Bourbon. He had a quick and witty sense of humor and always spoke what was on his mind, often to the dismay of others. After his retirement, he worked security for BCTC and Lexington Green or wherever he was needed. He had an overwhelming love for his wife (DB) and his family. If there were words to describe him, they would be outgoing and in charge. He also loved his dogs and cats whom he called his “babies”.


Life will never be the same for those who knew him as Happy H was one of a kind and will live on in our memories forever.


Visitation will be Thur., Aug. 11, 2022, from 5-8 pm and Funeral service will be Fri., Aug. 12, 2022 at 3 pm with reception following from 4-6 pm, Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd. www.milwardfuneral.com

Guest Book

Kim Frederick

says

H,you will be truly missed! My thoughts and prayers go out to Carole and the White family. H was a good man, he will be in my memories forever!

1 day ago

John and Kathy McEnroe

says

Kathy and I will greatly miss you H, especially your humor and generosity. Whether you were at a UK football game or an informal get together, you always had a great smile, and sense of humor regarding everyday life and the world we live in. On technical matters, such as proposed home improvements, you shifted effortlessly into offering expert advice. We already miss you, but have comfort in the fact that you are smiling from heaven except perhaps when UK is behind in a game and can’t share your coaching advice from the stands.

2 days ago

Jenni & John & kids

says

We’ve lost another of the great White story-tellers. He was hard working, generous, and we appreciated his opinions! We’re sad and will miss him. Our love to all.

2 days ago

Faith McGuire

says

Sending prayers to all of you. I didn’t know H very well but I know how much he will be missed by Matt, Jan, and Blake. Lots of time was enjoyed just hanging out with him and sharing stories. ❤️ Thinking of and praying for all of you.

2 days ago

Bonnie (White) Creighton

says

Our hearts are sad, but there's celebration in Heaven, because Harold loved Jesus and is now reunited with Him and family members who have gone on before him. Harold was a hard working soul throughout his journey here on earth and I suspect he's now in Heaven, putting the "finishing touches" of his Masonry Art on each of our Mansions. His greatest gifts to us, given by him and his first wife, Cheryl, are those beautiful five "children"...Todd, Matt, Tim, Shannon and Cassie....all adults now and have their own "gifts" they are giving to this world. We will miss him, but all the happy memories we have about him will remain with us FOREVER.

2 days ago

Gayle Sparks

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Harold was an amazing man. I love the White family and always will. H brought brightness, happiness and a never ending joy wherever he was and to the people that were around him. His legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren. H was a strong believer in God and I can picture him now singing and dancing with the angels. Love you H thank you for being such a wonderful father in law and friend to me.

3 days ago