George Royce White
Willards–George Royce White, age 74, of Willards died Friday, March 14, 2014 at home.
He was born in Willards and was the son of the late Olen Lee and Esther Mae (Wilkins) White.
Royce’s career of 39-plus years at Perdue took him from the hatchery to feed mill superintendent to assistant general production manager where he was in charge of feed mills and grain departments as well as assisting in special projects. In 1978 he was appointed director of Grain Receiving and Storage where he remained until retirement. He received many awards, one in 2012 for 50 years of service from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS).
He was responsible for starting the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the GEAPS organization and was awarded “Lifetime Member.”
Royce loved playing for “Jacks Fast Pitch Softball,” singing gospel music and playing the steel for “Crusaders Quartette.”
He enjoyed drawing and painting, gardening and playing with his grandchildren. He was a friend to all, full of wit and a giver of good advice. He will be missed by many friends and his family.
He is survived by his wife, Eloise White of Willards; three sons, Randy White and his wife, Kim of Willards; G. Royce White Jr. and his wife, Robin of Gumboro and Rodney Snyder and his wife, Lynne of Ocean Pines; a daughter, Bernice Scott and her husband, Andrew of Berlin; a brother, Sheldon White and his wife, Isabelle of Salisbury; a brother-in-law, James Palmer of Florida; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Matt, Ethan and Emma White, Kelsey, Karley and Adrianne Snyder and Avery Scott and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Esther Palmer.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Berlin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Faith Baptist Church, 519 S. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hastingsfuneralhome.net.