On Tuesday July 14th, 2020, Billy Ray White, a loving husband and father of 3 children and grandfather of 5 grandchildren passed away at the age of 64.
Billy was born on July 16th, 1955 in Nassawadox, Virginia to Bronzie Douglas (Pete) White and Nellie (Taylor) White.
Billy started working at the Historic Municipal Fish Wharf in Washington DC when he was 15 years old. His drive from the beginning made him a resilient businessman and was an owner of Captain White Seafood City, The Wharf, Saltwater Seafood, and previous owner of Captain White’s Crab House.
Billy was a hardworking, dedicated, strong, thoughtful, caring and giving man. He loved God, his family, which includes his employees, crabbers, customers, and his way of life. On December 18th, 1987 he married the love of his life Penny Rose Rippons. Together, they raised 3 sons, Mark, Justin and Pete.
Billy stayed close to his roots by working with the many crabbers and fishermen along the east coast. Captain White Seafood has been a continued supporter to the Chesapeake Bay Recovery Program for the past decade. He had a passion for crabs and serving people. He liked baseball, boating, motorcycle riding, cars, and most of all, spending time with his family whether it was at work or at home. Billy was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and leader.
Billy was preceded in death by his father Bronzie Douglas (Pete) White, mother Nellie W. Taylor White, sister Patricia Ann Dize, and grandchildren Konner and Maia. He is survived by his loving wife Penny Rose Rippons White, three boys Mark Christian and wife Karla, Kyle Justin and wife Kelly, and Bronzie Benjamin (Pete) and wife Bailey, brother Sunny Lee and wife Khamla, sister Vera Mae, grandchildren Douglas Patrick White, Kylea Alana White, Kristella Eliana White, Kody Thomas White, Leilani Dahlya White, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews that he loved all the same.
A funeral service will be held on Monday July 20th, 2020 at Dorchester Memorial Park, 5391 Aireys Road, Cambridge Maryland at 12pm with Pastor Joe Kelly officiating. A visitation with family will be held before the service starting at 11am.
Pallbearers : Mark Christian White, Kyle Justin White, Bronzie Benjamin (Pete) White, Douglas Patrick White, Sunny Lee White, David Thomas Colman, Robert James White, Thomas Eugene Willits.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Billy White to Hoopersville United Methodist Church, 1839 Hoopersville Rd., Hoopersville, MD 21634.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
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Hooper Memorial United Methodist Church
1839 Hoopersville Road, Fishing Creek MD 21634