Willie Marvin White
Willie Marvin White danced his way into Heaven, Friday, January 29, 2016 at his home after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends until his last days. His impact here cannot be forgotten. He leaves a legacy of love, humor, entertainment, and generosity. Not a kinder man has ever been known and he touched the lives of all who were around him. Warm and friendly, he embraced everyone he met. He taught us that the true meaning of family is not the distance between us, the problems we share, or the joys we celebrate. It is the time spent with one another. He knew how to spend his time wisely. Waiting on Marvin with the Lord are his parents, Clarence & Willie White, brothers Chester, Fred, & JD White, and sister Hattie Laura. Those left to carry on his legacy and share his stories are his loving wife of 64 years, Kay; son Greg White and daughter Teresa White; grandchildren Cooper White and Morgan Grantham, wife of Kirk Grantham; great grandchildren Katie Lynn Grantham and Gavin Pierce Grantham; and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind countless family and friends that will miss him dearly. His contagious laughter can still be heard and his hugs and love will still be felt. What a legacy to leave those left behind – love. No one showed it better than he. Marvin was born in Camden, AR on October 4, 1928. He enlisted in the Navy and served on the USS Essex in the Korean conflict. He married his love, Kay Frances Merritt, on June 30, 1951. He was a man who served his Lord and his family with all his heart. He worked at Mid-South Press before retiring to dance and travel with his family and friends. He began calling square dance and cueing round dances early in his life. He created the Activ-8-ers Square Dance Club in North Louisiana and taught people the ins and outs of dancing in hopes that they may enjoy it as much as he and Kay. Many thanks to his square dance family and the dance community that meant so much to him While our world is a little dimmer without his shining face, we rejoice in the knowledge that he is singing, dancing, laughing, and loving with our Lord. The family would like to thank Robyn Watkins of Regional Hospice. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 6, 11 am at Asbury United Methodist Church, Bossier City. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am. A private burial will be held at a later date where Marvin will be interned at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Stonewall, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations to Asbury United Methodist Church, 3200 Airline Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111 are appreciated.