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Julius Raphael “J.R." White

July 17, 1936 ~ May 28, 2019 (age 82)

Mr. Julius Raphael “J.R.” White, age 82, of Pittsboro, departed this life, Tuesday afternoon May 28, 2019 at The Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro, NC.

The funeral will be held 3:00PM, Friday, May 31, 2019 at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 3903 U.S. Highway 64 West, Pittsboro, NC 27312, with Pastor Jerry Sanders officiating. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Bynum Methodist Church Cemetery.

A native of Bynum, NC, J.R. was born July 17, 1936 to the late Phillip B. White and Martha Jones White. He retired from UNC as a carpenter and had a mechanical mind figuring out how to fix most anything, even teaching his two sons-in-law a few things.  J.R. was well known for making cracker stew, baking chocolate pies and making a mean carrot cake. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to take his boat to Topsail Island for salt-water fishing. He loved his family and was faithful to his church. He grieved the passing in 2013, of his dear wife of 57 years, Carolyn and his daughter, Crystal in 2018.

He is survived by his daughters, Miranda Ann May (Dennis) and Martha Jean Bristol (Mark) all of Pittsboro, NC; half-sister, Clydie Slagle of Franklin, NC; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials to honor J.R. be made to: Solid Rock Baptist Church Building Fund.


Donations may be made to:

Solid Rock Baptist Church
3903 US64 West, Pittsboro NC 27312


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