“Trey” Charles Houston White III, 33, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at the CAMC General in Charleston, WV.
He was born on December 30, 1986, in Roanoke, VA. He was the son of Rhonda K. Mitchell and Charles H. White II (Debbie Kiner).
Trey learned the trade of carpentry and millwright. He loved to hunt, fish, and just be outdoors.
He harvested his first deer at the age of 4. He spent many hours on the farm baling hay and managing the animals with his dad, uncles, and cousins, where many of life’s lessons were learned. Inheriting his athletic abilities, he became quite the athlete himself. He began snow skiing at the age of 3, soccer at age 4, showing horses at age 5, baseball at age 6, team penning at age 8, and football at age 12 and mastered them all. Recreationally, he played basketball, yellow-belt Karate, and loved to ride horses.
Trey was a 2005 Greenbrier East High School graduate. He attended Glenville State College, studying forestry and wildlife management. In 2007, he attended New River Community and Technical College, studying welding and pipe work. In 2009, he attended Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School in Newport News, VA, studying structural welding, business, and hull construction of ships. From 2011-2012 he attended Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, taking the millwright apprenticeship program.
Trey worked for his dad at Country Curbs and Construction off and on from 2000-2014, as a foreman and lead carpenter. From 2012-2014, he performed HVAC work for WACO in Covington, VA. From 2014-2017, he performed landscaping and construction for Back To Nature in Christiansburg, VA. From 2017 to present, Trey had freelanced, completing many projects using all of his many talents.
Trey’s giving and loving heart, great sweet smile, sparkling eyes, sense of humor, and faithful friendship will be sorely missed by anyone that has ever met him.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorcas Mitchell; his grandfathers, Charles White, Robert Mitchell, and Don Kiner; and his best friend, Zeus.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his love, Krista King; his sisters, Robin Brooke White and Erin Hager; brother, Christopher Hager (Ginny); two grandmothers, Eula Belle White and Dorothy Kiner; two nephews, Gage and Guy Hager; aunts and uncles include, Robert Mitchell Jr., Mark Mitchell (Tricia Miller), Kyletha White Hepler, and Kimberly White Campbell (Gerald “Jr.”); and his cousins, Kathi Mitchell, Adam and Wes O’Brien, and John and ZondraCampbell.
Family and friends may visit from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Alvon United Methodist Church, 9402 Pocahontas Trail (Rt. 92), White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986. Funeral service, officiated by the Reverend Bobby McClintic, will follow at 3 p.m.
Join the family for food and fellowship immediately afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in memory of “Trey” Charles H. White III (please note on check) to Miracles Happen, 201 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the January 7, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.