In Loving Memory


Derek White


Derek White, age 60, of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away on July 15, 2017 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock, Arkansas. Derek had an unconditional love for his family, especially his children & grandchildren, coaching, the Razorbacks, Elvis Presley, his church and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Derek was born October 2, 1956 in Magnolia, Arkansas to the late Billy Wayne “Rocky” White and Bettye Lou (Cox) White. He was a member of Antioch East Baptist Church.

Derek is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Regeana White Davis.
Derek is survived by his son, Jeff White of Magnolia; daughters, Melissa Franks and husband Jeremy of Benton, Arkansas and Ashley White of Magnolia; and children Wyatt and Gracie White of West Jefferson, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Christian and Caleb White of Star City, Arkansas and Kamryn and Bentley Franks of Benton, Arkansas; Brother, Chris White and wife Tina of Magnolia; Brother-in-law, Bubba Davis of Magnolia; half-sister, Gail Robinson & husband Ben Earl of Houston, TX; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, July 18 from 5:00-7:00 at Lewis Funeral Home, Inc of Magnolia.  Funeral Services will be Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 at Lewis Funeral Home, Inc with Bro. Ron Owen officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.  Pallbearers will be Blake White, Brandon White, Peyton Campbell, Bubba Davis, Corky Prince, Richard White, and William Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Derek to: Antioch East Baptist Church 370 Columbia 25 Magnolia, AR 71753; the Magnolia Boys & Girls Club 1600 Hollensworth Street Magnolia, AR 71753 or, the family has requested donations be made in Derek White's name to the Dementia Society of America.

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