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Timothy White

July 2, 2020
Lawton, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Grace Hospice
2725 Airview Blvd Suite 101
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 743-4681
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Timothy White, Age 55, of Lawton, died at home surrounded by family on July 2, 2020. Tim was born April 3, 1965 in Mobile Alabama, the son of Willard and Edith White.

Tim was an amazing father, husband and well known in his hometown of Lawton. Tim enjoyed racecars and was a dedicated Nascar Fan. His favorite driver was #88 Dale Jarrett. He also enjoyed restoring and painting vehicles. After marrying his high school sweetheart Laura, they decided to open a well-known business in Lawton called One Way Automotive, Tim was a trustworthy mechanic that people could rely on. After over 10 years of business Tim decided to work for the Lawton Community Schools. He was a bus driver, custodian, maintenance/grounds employee of the School district that his children attended. During this time, he also became a part of the Lawton Fire Department and Jaws of Life. He dedicated his time to help serve his community and to save others. He was a very generous, kindhearted, an all-around amazing person. He was very outgoing and enjoyed having a big group together to have a fun time. Tim also enjoyed going camping and singing karaoke. Tim was a kind father who wanted nothing but the best for his children. He worked hard to provide for his family. God blessed Tim with another 16 years of life after his stroke in 2004. He was able to meet all of his grandsons before his passing.

Tim was preceded in death by his father Willard.

Surviving are his wife Laura White; children: Tonya (Matt) Johnson of Lawton and Jena White of Paw Paw; 5 grandsons: Jayden, Paxton, Ethan, Aiden and Austin; his mother Edith White and brother Jeffrey White.

Cremation has taken place. The family will plan services at a later date. Visit Tim’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you may archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign his online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice.