Van H. White, 82, of Little Rock, died Monday, April 1, 2013. He was born in Little Rock on Dec. 22, 1930, to Harold G. and Willie Haller White and was a member of Winfield United Methodist Church.
He graduated with honors from North Little Rock High School in 1948 and played the trumpet in the high school band. He started his college education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and continued at the College of the Ozarks before entering the University of Arkansas School of Pharmacy, earning his Pharmacy degree in 1953. Van filled countless prescriptions and provided medical advice to his loyal customers at various pharmacies. He opened his own business, Frick’s Drug Store in October, 1966. He retired in 1985 from Magic Mart Pharmacy. In the fall of 1954, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was on active duty until 1956-which included a year in Germany in service as a medic-followed by his discharge in August of 1962.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lowell White; dear friend, Judy Boullioun; and his very, very special dog companion, Charlie.
Survivors include children, Pam Mills and husband Rickey, Jeanie Wright and husband Mike and Hal White and wife Tara; his former wife and mother of their children, Mary Ellen Finger White; grandchildren, Tony, Alicia, Erica, Sarah, Kathryn, Haleigh, Blaykleigh and Victoria; and great-grandchildren, Riley, Reece and Sage.
Visitation will be from 6 tp 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.). Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock, officiated by Rev. Anne Holcomb.
The family requests memorials be made to the Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church’s Pet Food Ministry or the Humane Society of Pulaski County.
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