Brent White

Born March 21, 1944 to Henry Elbert and Lova Gwen White, Sherman “Brent” White was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and neighbor. He passed away July 5, 2024 while recovering from a surgical procedure.

Brent was raised in Murray Utah and attended Granite High School. At a young age he developed a love for old cars and trucks and taught himself auto mechanics. He spoke often of the classic blue Mustang he was proud of once owning.

Brent met his true love Judith Roundy and the two of them eloped to be married on October 7, 1964. They were later sealed in the LDS temple on November 20, 1971. He always said “she was the best wife I ever had.” (Despite being the only one.) He supported his growing family by first working in a grocery warehouse and then getting his dream job as a semi truck driver. As “Mr Atlas” he was quick to recount his time on the road, often pulling out a map for demonstrations, and he always returned with a pocket full of change after each trip.

The entirety of his trucking career Brent worked for Albertsons grocery store where he put in forty plus years, earned multiple awards, and retired in 2010. He spent many hours on the road, sacrificing time with his family, and working hard in order to provide for those he loved.

You could count yourself lucky if you were able to witness him strumming his guitar and singing some oldies. Brent had an immense love of music and an amazing voice, often serenading his sweetheart to sleep at night. He loved old movies and comedy shows and occasionally brought us to laughter with his antics and wit. He taught those around him honesty, decency, and generosity through unfailing example.

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he participated in the boy scouting program. He enjoyed taking his sons on scout camp trips and could build a pinewood derby car like no other. Brent was a great neighbor, often the first to offer help or support. His children’s friends knew they were welcome in his home and they would never leave hungry.

Brent was a good father, but he was a phenomenal grandfather and great-grandfather. He was extremely proud of his posterity and lit up whenever any of them visited or called him on the phone. He delighted in showering them with love and goodies, ensuring they loved him just as much.

Brent was preceded in death by his beautiful wife Judith, Baby daughter Jeannie, his parents, and sisters Linda White and Ila Rae Peck. He is survived by 6 children Shirl (Debbie) White, Sharon (Duane) Gansereit, Mark (Kim) White, Martin (Tammy) White, Chameill (Alex) Lamb, Brenda (Nathan) Shimoda, 17 grandkids, 16 great-grandkids and his remaining brother Charles (Jenienne) White.

There will be a viewing on Thursday, July 11
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Jenkins and Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S State Street, Murray, UT.

Family viewing 2:00 pm Monday July 15 at the Alton LDS Church.
Graveside service to follow at the Alton Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all those who participated in his care including the doctors and staff at St Marks hospital, Meadow Peak Rehabilitation, and home health workers Eylse, Candice, and Jasmine.


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