Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

James Eugene White

James Eugene White, age 89, of Quincy, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 1:40 pm in Good Samaritan Home.

James Eugene White | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home ~ Quincy, IllinoisJim was born May 5, 1928 in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of A. Dewey and Pearl Lurene Mankle White. He married Lisetta Bennett on August 20, 1950 in Dunlap, IL.

He was a 1946 graduate of Dunlap High School, a 1950 graduate of Western Illinois University and received his Masters degree from Bradley University in 1962. Jim was also a graduate of several banking schools. He served in the Army Medical Corps as a Physical Reconditioning Instructor at Valley Forge Army Hospital during the Korean Conflict.

Jim taught in the classroom and coached all sports in Sheffield, IL, as well as in Agana, Guam and Dunlap High Schools from 1953 to 1961.

In 1961, he changed professions and entered the Dunlap State Bank, In 1972, he became President of the State Street Bank of Quincy.

Jim was very active in civic affairs: school and church boards’ member in Dunlap, as well as mayor of the village for three years. In Quincy, he served as chairman of the 1977 United Way Fund Drive, P.S.E.F. and was a member of the Blessing Hospital Board for ten years; he served as president of the QCC Board and also was a member of many IBA, and IBAA Banking groups; he served as President of ICBI.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Lisetta include three sons, Rodney White of Peoria, IL, Craig (Nancy) White of Highland Park, IL, and Jeff (Bobbe) White of Quincy, IL; twin daughters, Judy (Kent) Bainter of Quincy, IL, and Laurie (Doug) Brinkman of Coatsburg, IL; ten grandchildren, Kurt (Lisa) White, Krista White Lent, Rachael White, Erika (Alex Grab) White, Korey White, Nicklaus (Jenna) White, Halie Brinkman, Hayden Brinkman, Dylan Bainter, and Kara Bainter; 4 great grandchildren, Logan, Brayden and Emma Lent, Preston White, step great grandchild, Treygor Chamberlain; a sister-in-law, Mary Hendrix and her family of Kalamazoo, MI.

James was preceded in death by his parents, a son Keith White in 1976 and a sister, Dorothy Dye.

Private family graveside services will be held at Prospect Cemetery, Dunlap, IL conducted by Pastor Steve Pichaske.

Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children, Prospect Methodist Church of Dunlap, Transitions of Western Illinois, Camp Callahan or the charity of the donor’s choice


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. I am keeping you, Judy, and your whole family in my thoughts & prayers. You are lucky that you had so much wonderful quality time with your dad.

  2. Very sorry for your loss, Bobbe, Laurie and Judy. My sincere condolences to your family. Great family.

    Leah Benz

  3. I had the pleasure of working for Jim from 1972 to 1982 at State Street Bank. He taught me much about banking and was a great leader. My sympathy goes out to Lisetta and the rest of the family.

  4. So sorry for you loss Rod. You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

    Debby (Schielein) Fischer

  5. Judy…watching you, these past few years, go on your “daddy dates” has been a light in my life. I’m deeply grateful your sharing. It has helped me cope with the loss of my dad. It has been a joy to watch your family show their love for each other.❤️I love you to the moon and back!

  6. Our deepest condolences to your family. Jim was such a kind and friendly man and will be deeply missed. I know my parents enjoyed many wonderful times with them and I so looked forward to Judy’s post about their adventures. May he RIP.

  7. So sorry for your loss but know you have wonderful memories to treasure! 🙏🏻

  8. Lisetta, our sympathy goes out to you and your family. Your family was an integral part of the village of Dunlap. Although you moved many years ago, everybody has their own good memories of Jim and his family. May he rest peacefully. Tom and Ginger Brattain

  9. I didn’t know your dad was the president of State Street Bank! I want to thank you, Judy, for all the wonderful Facebook posts that you’ve shared about you and your dad; they always warmed my heart and made me think of ways to enrich my relationship with my own dad while he’s still with us. Your father certainly lived a full life surrounded by the love of family..I know he will be greatly missed.

  10. God Bless you!!! I was pleased to have taken care of you and see you two weeks ago…. Fly high! You was very much loved at Adams pointe.

  11. Judy, While I knew your dad was a kind and devoted man, I did not realize how involved in the community he was. I did not remember that he was Mayor of Dunlap at one time. If I knew, it was a memory list years ago. You must be so proud of all he did. He will be missed, but you have wonderful memories to last till you are him again. Condolences to all your family. LENNIE❤

  12. So sorry to hear this. I have such fond memories of the White family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. So sorry for your families loss. He was a wonderful boss. Prayers for all of you.

  14. Blessings and thoughts are sent to all of you during this difficult time. Love, from The Kammerer Family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🇨🇱

  15. A life well lived. The love and devotion he received from his family was a true testament to the husband/father/man he was. God bless you all.

  16. May our Lord,Jesus Christ, welcome you home while surrounding your family in peace,knowing you will be reunited to dwell in your house together forever. God bless you all.

  17. May the good Lord bless and keep you. As you journey to you eternal life,may our Lord,Jesus Christ, welcome you and surround your family in comfort. Let them have peace knowing you will be reunited and dwell in your house forever. .

  18. We are so sorry for your loss, Judy. Kent, Dylan and Kara. I’m glad that you were able to have your “dates” with your dad for the last few years. We’ve enjoyed reading about them and seeing the pictures. What great memories you will have with you forever.

  19. Lisetta Bell our prayers go to you and family, at this time of your loss. Our extended family is surely getting smaller as the years pass. God Bless you and give you strength now and in the days to come.
    Jim being my coach and relation (Aunt Pearl & Uncle Dewey) is the times I will remember and cherish.

  20. Fly high sweet man! I was blessed to have you in my life & you have made such a huge impact in my life. I love you

  21. We were very sorry to hear about Mr.White. We express our sympathy to all of you. He was and always will be the best BOSS in the world.

  22. Judy, I feel as if we are traveling this road side by side. So sorry to hear about your dad. He did many wonderful things in his life and raised a wonderful family. God bless you all during this difficult time.

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