LTC. Charles "Chuck" White, U.S. Army Ret.

  • Born: June 8, 1921
  • Died: December 12, 2014
  • Location: Punta Gorda, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lieutenant Colonel Charles "Chuck" White, U.S. Army Ret., 93 died on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, FL.

Chuck was born in Fort Bliss, Texas on June 8, 1921, the son of Master Sergeant Charles I White Sr. and Mary Jane Murray White. LTC White was a veteran of WWII (Pacific) and the Korean Conflict. After tours of duty in nine different states and four foreign countries, LTC White retired from the Army with 28 years of service. He settled his family in Port Charlotte in 1965 where he worked for General Development Corporation and was a Purchasing Agent for the Charlotte County School District.

Chuck was a dedicated American Soldier who served his country with distinction; even serving as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. LTC White received the following awards and commendations during his Army career: Combat Infantryman's Badge with 2nd award, Master Parachutist Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Asian Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Army Occupation Medal (Berlin), National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster, Korean Service Medal, United Nation Korean Service Medal, and the Korean Presidential Citation.

He will be greatly missed by his daughters and sons-in-law, Maymie King and Bob Warren (Port Charlotte), Margee and Jack Hall (Mauldin, SC), and daughter-in-law Kay White (Kissimmee). "Papa" White was dearly loved and respected by his nine grandchildren: Mary Cay White McCullough, JC White, Chris Hall, Matthew King, Charlie Hall, John D Hall, Morgan King, JJ White, and Megan White Larson and 13 great grandchildren. Chuck was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary Katherine O'Neill White in 2003; his second wife, Phyliss Trembly White in 2013; and his two sons, John C White (2011) and Joe White (2012).

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm. on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Roberson Funeral Home, 2151 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, December 22, at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2500 Easy St, Port Charlotte, FL. LTC White will be buried with full military honors at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd, Port Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Tidewell Hospice (Port Charlotte), Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238 or to Fort Bragg Fisher House at 12 Bassett St, Fort Bragg, NC 28307. Fisher House is a support facility for the families of wounded soldiers at Fort Bragg, home of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

For a tough Veteran he was a kind man and always had on a smile the times I saw him. Mostly I know how much he was loved by his family and how much you will all miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Though I know he is smiling down on you all now its still painful to not have him here with you. Remembering all the happy times will help you to get through your sadness.

Posted by Kathleen Bell - Tampa, FL   December 16, 2014


I remember the fun stay I had with my Godparents and cousins on Governor's Island and the ferry trips to NY NY. I especially remember how Uncle Chuck helped me during a very troubled time when I needed to leave Florida. All my cousins and their families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Monica Smith and Harry Nguyen - Mechanicsville, MD - Goddaughter and Niece   December 16, 2014


LT C. 'Uncle" Chuck White was a top notch soldier. He used to tell me "he was spit shined and squared away". His first wife, our beautiful 'Aunt"Mary, was my mother's sister: Ellen Monica O'Neil- Smith. Ray and Ellen Smith both past on 27 days apart in the Spring of 2013. Uncle Chuck and Aunt Mary stood as Godparents' to my sister Monica Adele Smith-Nguyen in 1953. When our family moved to the Philadelphia area in 1963, their family spent a week that summer showing us the City of New York. What fun our families had that summer, as they came to Philly for a week, also. The Whites' are good people and will be missed by all; until we reunite in heaven.
Love and prayers to all,
Raymond P. Smith

Posted by Raymond Paul Smith - Fort Worth, TX - Nephew   December 14, 2014

To "Yukon Charlie", the finest traveling companion a man ever had. Journeys always have an end, so we have to make the most of them while we can, and you certainly did. You were always creative, energetic, and eager to help family and friends. You will forever remain with us as a shining example.

Rest in Peace now, Papa.

-- your son and friend, "Smiling Jack"

Posted by Jack Hall - Mauldin, SC - son-in-law   December 14, 2014

His smile and the memory of his gentle spirit will last forever in the heart of all who knew him!

Posted by Maymie - Port Charlotte, FL - Daughter   December 13, 2014