In Memory of



Obituary for Clerel White

Funeral services for Clerel "Bo" White, 80, of Dunbarton, LA will be held at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 2PM with Bro. Larry Wagoner and Bro. R.V. Couch officiating. Interment will follow at White Family Cemetery in Dunbarton, LA, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Bo was born on Sunday, August 29, 1943 in Mayna, LA and passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

The story of this remarkable individual unfolds as a true renaissance soul - a seasoned cattleman, a master carpenter with over three decades of experience, and a devoted pillar of his community stretching from Concordia, Cathaoula, Tensas Parishes, and beyond. His legacy transcends professions, leaving an indelible mark on those whose lives he touched.

As the prime supervisor for the construction of Sunnyside Church, his craftsmanship was not confined to woodworking alone; it extended to building a place of worship that would stand as a testament to his dedication and skill. Bo didn't just build structures; he built faith and community.

Bo was a master carpenter with an extraordinary skill set. You could convey your ideas to him, and he would effortlessly sketch a blueprint in the dirt, on a shoe box, or whatever he had available transforming your vision into a tangible reality through his construction expertise. His ability to turn simple concepts into physical structures was truly remarkable, a testament to his craftsmanship and dedication to his trade.

Within the Westside Baptist Church, he was not only a Deacon but also a Sunday School Teacher, imparting his wisdom and faith to generations of congregants. Bo's devotion to his church mirrored his passion for the great outdoors, where he found solace in hunting and fishing.

Yet, amid his multifaceted life, he held his role as a cherished husband, a loving father, but also a friend to his kids, an amazing grandfather, and a loyal friend in the highest regard. Bo's legacy is a tapestry woven with threads of faith, love, craftsmanship, and the bonds of friendship and family, leaving an enduring mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

He is reunited with his parents, Clerel J. White, Sr. and Florence Earl White; brother, Charlie White; and sisters, Odene Paul and Faye McGuffee.

Those left to cherish Bo's memories are his wife of 59 years, Marie Book White of Dunbarton, LA; sons, Jay White & his wife Pam of Dunbarton, LA and Randy White & his wife Vonnie of Clayton, LA; daughter, Sonia Evans & her husband Gabe of Dunbarton, LA; grandsons, Hunter White, C.J. White & his wife Annie Ruth, Tyler Evans & his wife StaceyAnn, and Drake Evans; granddaughters, Julie White and Randa White; great-grandchildren, Jackson White and Esther White; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Those honored to be pallbearers for Bo are C.J. White, Tyler Evans, Drake Evans, Hunter White, Little Jerry Sharp, and Bill Harrell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Perry Corbett, Jessie Anderson, SamBo Halford, and Major Mittendorf.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 12 noon until service time at 2PM.

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