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James White

Iowa City

James White, 75, of Iowa City, passed away peacefully April 17, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
James was born Sept. 28, 1944, in Atlantic, Iowa, to Harry W. and Lois M. (Query) White. He graduated from Cumberland High School in 1962 before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965. He worked as a dental assistant while in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1967.
He began working at Sheller Globe, where he met the love of his life, Thelma Holcomb. James and Thelma got married on Dec. 28, 1969, in Batavia, Iowa. The couple enjoyed 50 memorable years together in Iowa City, where they raised their two children, Larry and Laurie.
James was a dedicated employee for Sheller Globe for 42 years, retiring in 2009. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and days spent with his grandchildren. His wife, children and grandchildren brought so much joy to him and his life. He will be missed for the amazing man he was.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma White of Iowa City; two children, Larry (Amber) White of Cedar Rapids and Laurie (Shawn) Lytle of Iowa City; five grandchildren, Paige, Ashley, Myah, Chloe and Landon; and two sisters, Sharon Smith of Lincoln, Neb., and Linda (Jim) McMeen of Minneapolis, Minn.
James was preceded in death by his parents.
His family is planning a gathering and memorial service to be held at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City at a later date. Details will be posted when they have been decided.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to VA Volunteer Services-Home Based Primary Care.
Please share a memory or express your condolences to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.
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