Russell Edward White

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Russell Edward White came into this world on January 28, 1957 in Rector, Ark., with a twinkle in his eye to Glen and Frances (Tracy ) White. He passed away on September 2, 2021 at the age of 64 in the White River Medical Center.

Russell had a great love of the outdoors and would spend hours exploring in the woods as a young boy. He was a prankster who loved a good joke but it usually backfired on him and he would end up breaking something or getting injured in the process. He was extremely intelligent and loved to work puzzle books, crosswords, crytoquips, and sudokus. He excelled at football in high school and played softball into adulthood. Russ would literally give you the shirt off his back. He was extremely generous and proved to be a rock for his friends and family in their time of need over and over again. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend. His smile was as big as he was tall and he will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Glen and Francis White, and a brother: Brantley White.

He is survived by his loving wife Diann to whom he was united in marriage for 35 years, his children: Shannon & Corbin Hill of Rector, Ryan and Skyler White of Piggott, grandchildren: Victoria Hill, Jackson Hill, Carter Hill, Sophia Hill, Chloe White, Sebastian White, Toby White, Jude White and Archer White brothers: Jackie White of Knob, Tim White of Rector, step brother: Chuck Chadwick of Fayetteville, step sister: Katrina Wofford of Grand Prairie, Tex., along with a host of other special relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Rector beginning at 11:00 a.m. The service will be at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Purcell Cemetery in Rector. Irby-Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector is in charge of arrangements.