Steven Richard White, of Port St Joe, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee.

Steve was born in Hastings, Michigan on June 4, 1951. In 1956, he and his family moved to Apalachicola where he attended Chapman Schools, and he graduated from Chapman High School in 1970.

After graduation Steve joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on July 1, 1976. Steve worked at the St. Joe Paper Co. until they closed down in 1998, and then for Century Boat Co. in Panama City, until they closed down in 2007.

Steve's lifelong hobby was airplanes. He put them together as a boy, and designed, built, and flew radio controlled airplanes. He was a member of the Five Points RC Flyers airplane club in Port St. Joe.

Steven was preceded in death by his father Richard N. White, in 1978.

He is survived by his two sons. Michael White (Sherry), of Eastpoint, and Daniel White (Jeana), of St George Island; his mother, Irene White, of Apalachicola; his sister Sandra Bradley (Wayne), of Chipley; grandsons, Cameron, Chandler, and Chance White, of Eastpoint; and his nephews, Nick Vathis Jr., of Panama City, and Richard Vathis, of Chipley.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastpoint Church of God. Visitation will be from 6-6:30 p.m.