Mr. James “Boss” Leland White, age 92, of Winfield passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at his residence. Mr. White was born on February 2, 1931 in Winfield, Alabama. James was the oldest of 9 children. He was known for being bossy to his younger siblings, earning himself the nickname “Boss” from them. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and attended Winfield City High School. Mr. White served his country in the United States Army. He employed as a machine repairman for John Deere Foundry in Moline, IL and retired after 27 years of service.
Mr. White is survived by his daughters, Brenda Carton of Jasper and Patricia Mellor (Howard) of Winfield, grandchildren, Daniel Mellor, Gareth Mellor (Stephanie), Jonathon Mellor (Laura), Leslee Carlson (Eric), Kate Carton, and Emily Carton, great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Noah, Jack, and Joshua Mellor, Rylie Martin and Arlo and Etta Mae Carlson, brothers Cecil Trimm (Sharron) and Arnold Trimm (Ann), sisters, Dora Atkinson, Lita Smith (Leonard), Marilyn Springer, Wanda Berryhill (Tony), and Shirley Langley (Buddy), and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife, Nyleta Wilson White, his parents, James and Minnie White Trimm, brother, Kenneth Trimm.
Funeral services for Mr. White will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2023 at 12:00 noon from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon service time at the funeral home.
Bowen Funeral Home serving the White family.