Larry “GaDawg” White

In Memoriam

Larry “GaDawg” White SCC#213130 – Conyers, GA
Member of Central GA Chapter
March 20, 1948 – June 27, 2009

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On March 20, 1948, Jan and Tom White had a son.  They had no idea what an impact that little baby boy would have on so many people.  Larry was an “Army Brat” living throughout the United States as he grew up.  He was a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout and worked his way up to Eagle Scout.  No easy accomplishment, but he had parents that instilled all the qualities that it took.  He graduated from Newton County High School in Covington, GA then joined the U.S. Navy for a three year stint.  He had a son and a daughter, who eventually gave him five grandchildren, who he loved dearly.
 
Larry had a very full and interesting life.  He was a student at Toccoa Falls College and earned his degree to minister the word of God.  Larry didn’t have to tell anyone how he felt about our Lord, he lived it.  It was all over that smiling face and everyone could see and feel it.  He retired from Southern Railroad and the fun escalated.  He took numerous missionary trips to foreign lands, rode with Freedom Riders with the Free Chapel in Gainesville, GA, joined and was active with Patriot Guard as well as SCRC.  In the four months he was a member of SCRC he rode 5K miles with the club and filled in the GA counties map.  If you ask someone who met him what they remember most, it would undoubtedly be his smiling face, his thoughtfulness, his respect for those around him and that he was a true southern gentleman.  He comes by all that honestly.  His parents did an amazing job raising their three sons; Larry “GaDawg”, Dana “Beak” and Daryl.  Larry loved life, our Lord Jesus Christ, his family, his friends and riding his motorcycle.
 
On Saturday, June 27, 2009, Jan and Tom White had to experience the pain no parent should have to experience.  That morning, GaDawg was riding to Augusta, GA to honor a fallen vet on a PGR mission.  He was involved in a crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Word spread so quickly and the sickening, numbness set in.  On Sunday, the SCRC family pulled together and rode to pay respects to the White family.  Little did we know, that day would end with laughter, not tears.  The moment you walked into that home you were family and it was a time to share stories, tears and laughs.  At the Memorial Service on Tuesday, it was more of the same.  There were tears for US, since we miss Larry so much.  We all know where he is and what he’s doing, so we can’t be sad for him.  That face, that warm smile, the big hug… all of that is why he was known by many as “Papa Bear”.  Brother GaDawg, YOU are missed and will be missed for a LONG time, but you will continue to live in our hearts and memories because of all the stories you have given us.  We love you and will ride with you again.


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Elaine Morris
Dacula, GA
July 4, 2009