“Trey” Charles Houston White III, 33, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 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 and fish and just be outdoors. He harvested his first deer at the age of four. He spent many hours on the farm bailing 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 three, soccer at age four, showing horses at age five, baseball at age six, team penning at age eight, football at age 12, and mastered them all. Recreationally, he played basketball, achieved a Yellow Belt in Karate and loved to ride horses.
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 two sisters, Robin Brooke White and Erin Hager; one brother, Christopher Hager (Ginny); two grandmothers, Eula Belle White and Dorothy Kiner; and two nephews, Gage and Guy Hager. Surviving aunts and uncles include Robert Mitchell Jr, Mark Mitchell (Tricia Miller), Kyletha White Hepler, Kimberly White Campbell (Gerald “Jr.”) and his cousins, Kathi Mitchell, Adam and Wes O’Brien, John and Zondra Campbell.
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 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 to 2012, he attended Dabney 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 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 who has ever met him.
Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020; the Funeral Service, officiated by Reverend Bobby McClintic, will follow at 3 p.m. - Alvon United Methodist Church, 9402 Pocahontas Trail (Rt 92), White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Please 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) and sent to Miracles Happen, 201 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com