In Memoriam


| September 2005



Homer Perry White, 91, a former resident of Elkins, W.Va., and for the last several years of Lahmansville, W.Va., died at the Veterans Hospital in Martinsburg on March 14, 2005, where he had been admitted since Jan. 31, 2005.

Homer was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Monrose, W.Va. He was married to Katherine (Hartman) White who he married in 1950. She preceded him in death Nov. 29, 1994, and along with one daughter, Ruth Ann Oliver. His sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren survive him.

Homer was a veteran of World War II. He is buried at the Mt. State Memorial Gardens in Gilman, W.Va.

He enjoyed going to gas engine shows and working on gas engines. He would talk for hours about them if he ran across anyone that enjoyed them as much as he did. In 2001 he started restoring a 1912 3 HP Witte hit-and-miss. He had everything for it but a magneto.

He will always be remembered by all who knew him as being one of the last old timers of the gasoline engine era.

Submitted by Bradley George, Petersburg, W.Va.