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King McWhite Jr.
June 15, 1950 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
Mr. King McWhite Jr. entered into eternal rest on Monday January 16, 2023 at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina surrounded by his loving companion, niece and nephews.
King was born on June 15, 1950 in Claussen, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, King “Key” McWhite and Carrie Harrison McWhite, siblings Charles “Lindbergh” McWhite, Annie Morrow Pendleton, Laura Bea Cain, King Arnold McWhite, and daughter Linda Brown.
King grew up in the Claussen Community and attended Wilson High School member of Class of 1968 and drove school buses. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He was a proud veteran.
He was employed as a bus driver with Continental Trailways and with Robbie D. Woods as a Semi Truck Driver. His truck handle name was “Kangaroo Kid”. He traveled to all but two states and continued driving until his health declined. Driving Semi Trucks was his passion. He didn’t need a “GPS”; he was a walking map. Even after retirement, truck driver acquaintances would still call on him for advice on different routes.
Always a sharp dresser, King was always a direct person. There was never a dull moment or boring conversations. Always filled with laughter and amazements with his travels. He never met a stranger, his charming ways and smiling face could light up a room. He enjoyed life to the fullest.
Left to cherish his memories: devoted, caring, and loving companion of 30 years, Willie Mae Smith, her care and devotion were beyond measure; children Mark Brown, Alexander Brown, Tegginald McWhite, Sharonda McWhite, Darryl Lowery and Dewand Outlaw; grandchildren, great grandchildren, a host of devoted nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, cousins, and friends. Special adopted nephew Damien White and Special friend Stanley “Thin Man” Garvin.
“Your Life was a Blessing---Your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”