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Robert M. (Bob) White, long-serving Adair County, KY, Clerk (1926-2018)

He was a towering figure in Adair County, KY, history, particularly in the years he was Adair County Clerk from 1962-1985. Bob served his country during WWII in the United States Navy from May 1944 to June 1946. After returning from service, he worked at Henry Sandusky's Lumber Mill and the Bank of Columbia. In 1961, he was elected as Adair County Court Clerk where he served until 1985. He was the son of the late Robert Bruce White & Lela Beard White, and the widower of Daisy Sandusky White. He leaves five direct and three step living descendants.
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Robert M. "Bob" White, 92, of Columbia, KY, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1:25amET, in Campbellsville, KY.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10amCT, at Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Terry White officiating. Burial will follow the service. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Monday, May 14, 2018, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.


Robert M. (Bob) White, 92, Adair Co., KY (1926-2018)

He was born February 18, 1926 in the Little Cake community of Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Robert Bruce & Lela Beard White. He died Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 92 years, two months, and 24 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Daisy Sandusky White, and one sister, Amelia Wesley.

Bob served his country during WWII in the United States Navy from May 1944 to June 1946. After returning from service, he worked at Henry Sandusky's Lumber Mill and the Bank of Columbia. In 1961, he was elected as Adair County Court Clerk where he served until 1985.

Survivors include:
  • Two sons: Rodney (Donna) White of Richmond, KY; and Bruce (Jaime) White of Columbia, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Rob (Jessica) White of Louisville, KY; Megan White of Lexington, KY; and Mary Kate White of Columbia, KY

  • Three step-grandchildren:Wes (Andrea Waggener) Feese , Kara (Shahid) Iqbal and Laura Feese, all of Columbia, KY
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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Columbia Christian Church or Hosparus of Green River. These may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY is in charge of arrangements.


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Robert M. (Bob) White, 92, long serving Adair County Clerk (1926-2018)



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