Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 22, 2014

Gaylord White, II

LAKE SHAWNEE —  Born February 14, 1962 at Princeton he was the son of Jewell White White and the late Gaylord White, Sr.

He attended Spanishburg High School and was a graduate of the School of Art in Sevierville, Tennessee. He opened Spectra 2000 in 1979. He was one of the innovators of mud bogging in this area. He owned monster trucks including “Undertaker,” “Red Dog” and “Nightmare” to name a few. At the time of his death he was the owner and operator of Gaylord's in Princeton, Beckley and Charleston.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Deborah Roberts White.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his first wife and mother of his children, Bobbie Melvin White; two daughters, Tabitha White of Virginia and Frankie White of Roanoke, Virginia; two grandchildren, Alyx Hensley and Summer Seirs, both of Lake Shawnee; three brothers, Chris White and wife Charlotte of Princeton, Jade White and wife Missy of Lynchburg, Virginia and Shawn White of Lynchburg, Virginia.

Funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Ralph Calfee and Rev. Ron Miller officiating. Honoring his request, the body will be cremated following the service.

Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until the service hour on Monday, March 24 at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. To view a video tribute to Mr. White or send the family online condolences please visit www.bailey-kirk.com.

 

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