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Obituary: William 'Bill' Riley White

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William "Bill" Riley White

William "Bill" Riley White

William "Bill" Riley White, 83, of Hendersonville, passed away Nov. 16, 2020. 

Mr. White was born to the late Terry Kinnard White Sr. and Maggie Hall Pate White. He served in the U.S. Navy, and after returning home, he married his much-adored wife, Martha Jane Tomlin. They were married for 55 wonderful years until she passed in 2014. 

He was a devoted husband, faithful son and son-in-law, adored baby brother and uncle, and a friend to all who knew him. He was known for always having a smile on his face and sense of humor. 

He owned Madison Home Improvements before retiring. He was a hard-working, faithful Christian belonging to Hendersonville First United Methodist Church and a member of the Companion Class.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane Tomlin White; parents Terry K. White Sr. and Maggie H. White; in-laws Brimage and Elise Creswell Tomlin; sister, Maggie Evelyn Carlisle (Gilman); brother, Terry K. White Jr. (Ann); niece, Geraldine Carlisle Adcock; brother-in-law, Robert H. Sledge; nephew, Scott Thomas; and beloved pet, Derby. 

He is survived by his sister, Mary Lizzie Sledge of College Grove; nieces Martha (Larry) Thomas, Debbie (Marc) Michaelson and Beverly (Gary) Hicks; nephews Mike (Pat) Carlisle, Mike (Margie) White and Ron (Cathy) White; and several great-nieces and nephews.  

A special thanks to Kim White and J.P. for their wonderful care of Bill. Also, a warm thank you to Laura, the nurses and doctors in the CCU unit at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center who cared for Bill. 

A private family graveside service will be conducted in Williamson Memorial Gardens on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.  

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.  

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville or the charity of choice.   


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