James Michael "Mike" White, 63, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018 with his family and close friends at his bedside. He was born in Lucasville, OH, but was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, FL.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Edward James White; his mother, Doris Opal White; and son, James Michael White II. He was survived by his daughter, Jennifer Smith and son-in-law Jimmy Smith; daughter-in-law, Brittany White; and grandchildren, Ethan Smith, Samantha White, and Declan White; and many of his closest friends.
Mike made a career of being “Mike White”. He was a truck driver, diesel, auto and motorcycle mechanic and gunsmith. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing and shooting guns. In his younger years, he was a motorcycle racing crew chief for Ernie Kicklighter. Mike was known in the biker community for the many bikes he built and repaired for friends. On a whole different level, he was also known as the “dancing bear” throughout Jacksonville. Many women lined up to dance with what was known as the dancing bear. Mike was overall a jack of all trades! His greatest accomplishments were his family. He loved spending as much time with them as he could.
A Celebration of Mike's Life will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at North Jacksonville Baptist Church, 8531 N. Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32218 with Pastor Chris Coram officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218. (904) 714-1110
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