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James White

James “Larry” White, 82, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 surrounded by his family at his home in Moberly, Missouri. Larry was born on September 17, 1938 in Randolph County to Fount Leroy White and Marjorie Idell Dale White. Larry was a lifelong member of the Randolph County area. He married Lynda Hammer on May 10, 1963 in Moberly. Larry worked as the supervisor for the Moberly Special Road District and retired after 35 years of service. Larry loved country music. He was the organizer and lead singer of the band “Country Outlaws” for over 20 years. He is a member of the Missouri Blue Grass and Pure Country Hall of Fame, inducted in 1990. Larry also raised horses, that he enjoyed showing for many, many years. In his free time, he enjoyed spending some time at The Boat and doing a little bit of gambling. Larry was an amazing man, who will be greatly missed by all who were so lucky to know him. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Fount and Marjorie; sisters, Judy Bale and Mona Upah; brothers-in-law, Charles Hammer, Marty Hunt and Tommy Wilson; sister-in-law, Alice White and in-laws, Clarence “C.N.” and LaVonne Hammer. Survivors include his wife, Lynda of Moberly; children, Sharon Miller of Moberly, Cathy Hager of Macon, Lora (Bennie) Bradley of Moberly and Sara (John) Kauffman of Hunnewell; grandchildren, Angel, Cora, Daniel, Kristen, Danyelle (Dan-Robbie) Randolph, Brittany Bradley, Amelia “Millie” Kauffman and Avery Kauffman; siblings, Jack (Donna) White, Mary Sue Wilson, Wayne White, Shirley (Roger) Messer, Betty Hunt, Pete Freeman, JoAnn Peman, Joe Freeman and Vickie Heathcote; brother-in-law, Kevin Upah; several nieces and nephews; extended family and close friends. Per Larry’s request, no public services will be held.

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Linda and Family, So very sorry to hear the news. There are so many memories of the years of trail rides at Rudolph Bennett and Eminence. Nights around the campfire with guitars playing and voices singing country songs that everyone knew by heart. Larry and his band playing at Saddle Club dances till late into the night. Those memories of the times and people will never fade away for me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Steve Gaw and Family

Steve Gaw Jun 19 2021 9:03 PM

Thoughts and prayers to Lynda and the family.

Jimmy McAlpin Jun 19 2021 5:24 PM

So sorry to hear of Larrys passing. I thoroughly enjoyed knowing him and making music with him. Thanks Larry, for the many fond memories. Jean and I extend our thoughts and prayers to Lynda and family during this difficult time of loss. Sincerely, Jeff Potts

Jeffrey W Potts Jun 19 2021 9:29 AM

I didn't know Mr. White very well. I have heard so many good things from my neighbors. He was my neighbor down the road for 20 years now. My heart goes out to his wife and family. God Bless!

sherrygumm Jun 18 2021 4:14 PM