Clarence E. White (fka Clell Miller) - 74

11/6/1942 - 3/8/2017

Rockford, Illinois

Clarence Earl White (fka Clell Miller White), 74, passed away on March 8, 2017 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, Illinois.  A family gathering is being planned. There will be no funeral services as per Clarence’s wishes.  A private burial will be held at a time yet to be determined.


Clarence was born November 6, 1942 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Darlington High School in 1960, and served in the US Navy from 1963-1967.  His ship, the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier, was called to the South China Sea during the Vietnam war.  Clarence worked at Chrysler Corporation in Belvidere, Illinois until he retired.


Clarence is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carole (Haas) White; his children Clell White, Melanie Rousseau and Michelle Toole; his step-children Julia MacKay and Jocelyn MacKay; six grandchildren, Victoria Maggio, Cole White, Reed White, Emily White, Gabriel Toole and Robert Toole; any by siblings Brenda (Richard) Ray, Paul Jo White, Ila White, and Betty Gail (Jim) Roberts.

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