Roger N. White
Roger N. White
  • April 21, 1963 - August 15, 2016
  • Tacna, Arizona

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Roger Neil White, age 53, of Tacna, AZ, passed away 8/15/16 at Grandview Terrace, Banner Hospice, in Sun City West, AZ, after a valiant year- long battle with cancer.
Roger was born in Yuma, AZ, on 4/21/1963. He attended Wellton Elementary School, K-5, before moving to Phoenix where he attended Andalucia Elementary and graduated from Alhambra High School (AHS) in 1981. He was involved in sports at AHS; football, track, pole vaulting and wrestling. Roger was active in VO-TECH and auto mechanics. He completed an auto mechanics specialty and graduated from Phoenix International Technology. Roger loved bicycle moto-cross racing and spent several years traveling to meets in other states and at age 12 was a National Champion. He was skilled in riding a unicycle while playing toss with a football. He also coached Little League while his sons were playing.
Roger's survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Christine Crews White; two sons, Justin (Sommer) of Yuma, AZ; Tyler (Nikki) of Glendale, AZ; one daughter, Cassidie White Wahe (CJ) of Las Cruces, New Mexico. He had three grandsons, Hayden, Cayden, Xander; and one granddaughter, Jemma Wahe. Also surviving Roger are his parents, Jim and Shirley Farar White of Tolleson, AZ, and one sister, Sharon White Korat (Eduard) and nephew Torben Korat and niece Sonia Korat of Campbell, CA. Other survivors include his mother-in-law, Mary Jo Crews of Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ; brother-in-law Walter (Lynda) Crews, nieces Charlie and Chandler Crews of Phoenix, AZ; and sister-in-law Sally (Pat) Estfan and nephews Charlie and Sam Estfan of Phoenix, AZ. Roger was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Henry and Dora Farar, and his paternal grandparents, Walter and Dorothy White, as well as his father-in-law, Charlie Crews.
Roger lived in Tacna, AZ, and was an employee of Cody Naquin in laser land leveling. His previous employment was in the building trades which involved concrete work with high-rise buildings and public water treatment plants in AZ. He worked as a trainer consultant for water treatment plants in Texas, Kansas and Florida. His work also included working with earth moving for mining activities in Ely, Nevada, and construction in Colorado.
Roger loved his children and enjoyed golf with Justin and Tyler and hunting with Cassidie and his sons. His grandchildren were greatly loved and they were the highlight and joy of his life. He enjoyed fishing, and wrestling with them and had different head-locks for each one. His love of the desert and the many trips in his Jeep and a good fire-pit for roasting wieners and marshmallows with friends and family was well known.
All services are scheduled at Johnson Mortuary, 1415 S. 1st Ave., Yuma, AZ. Visitation will be held on Friday, 8/26/16, from 6 to 9 p.m. and funeral service will be Saturday, 8/27/16, at 9 a.m.
Flowers are optional or donations to the: Roger White Go Fund Me account, to assist with medical expenses.

Happy moments, praise God;
Difficult moments, seek God;
Quiet moments, worship God;
Every morning, Thank God.

Arrangements under the direction of Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Yuma, AZ.