Eric Jerome “Squirrel” White, 52, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma entered his heavenly home on March 16, 2020. The son of Ruel White and Ruth Lee (Bailey) White. Eric was born May 9, 1967 in Hope, AR. Eric and Janetta Dodson were united in marriage on February 21, 2001 in DeQueen, AR and shared nineteen years before his passing.
Eric was a member of the Christian Faith/Victory Temple Church of God in Christ and enjoyed Church music. He was a graduate of Arkadelphia High School. He also enjoyed fishing, basketball, football, track, watching scary movies, eating sweets and drinking mountain dew. He loved to dance and sing to Chris Brown and Mary J Blige songs with his kids. He collected guns, Marine memorabilia and pictures. Eric was a very loving man and enjoyed joking around with his family. He was his children’s number one supporter in all their activities.
He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, JB and Ruth Bailey; daughter, Sheniqua White; son, Jordan Smith. Ruel White, Sr.
He leaves to honor his life, wife, Janetta White of the home; mother, Ruth “Big Moma” White; his children, Diamond White, Joshua White, Brennen White and Akilah Davis; one brother, Ruel White, Jr. of Arkadelphia, AR; three sisters, Bridgett Welch and Gordon of Mt. Morris, MI, Sandra Jackson of Arkadelphia, AR, Jacqueline Braggs and Fredrick of Sparkman, AR; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends; special friends, Tim, Clyde, Brooke Mays and Mike “Okie” Dodson.
A Funeral Service to honor the life of Eric will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Charity Baptist Church in Broken Bow, OK. Interment will follow at 5:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Arkadelphia, AR.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 PM, Friday evening at Bunch-Singleton Funeral Home Chapel.
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