James A. White ’43

General James A. White, 99, a resident of Brandon Oaks in Roanoke, Virginia, died on September 6, 2022.

He was born in East Spencer, NC. General White was a graduate of Davidson College and received a master’s degree from the University of Washington.

His United States Army military tours included Army Transport duty in Japan, Panama, and Europe, including Russia. He entered the Army as a private and retired as Brigadier General, AUS, Army Reserves as Deputy Chief-Finance Reserve Affairs.

General White’s memberships included St. John’s Episcopal Church, Rotary Club of Roanoke, Roanoke German Club, Roanoke Country Club, MOAA, ROA, and ESGR. He was president of Caldwell Sites Company and owned the Intervale Farm in Salem.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Christine Macke White, in 2010. General White is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth (Lisa) Simpson of Richmond and Christine (Christy) Hertz of Charlottesville, and granddaughters, Christine Simpson of New York City and Catherine Simpson of Richmond.

Private graveside services were held at Fair View Cemetery on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022.

Arrangements by Oakey’s Funeral Service – Roanoke, VA