Osborn Blanton White Jr., better known as OB was born January 20, 1964. He was the eldest of two children from the Union of Osborn and Beatrice White. He departed this life on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his home in Richmond, Virginia. At a young age, OB received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at First Baptist Church in Farmville, Va., where he was baptized and was a loyal member of the youth choir. OB graduated from Prince Edward County Public Schools. Post-graduation, he relocated to Richmond, Virginia. He was employed by Henrico County for several months before moving to Patterson N.J. He then gained employment with a delivery company.
OB, known as the "suit man" loved to dress. His style and high fashion never went unnoticed. Those who knew him, loved him because of his sweet spirit and welcoming personality. OB had a love for music. He was often seen with his first love, the saxophone. He played various instruments: the flute, clarinet, and the piano. OB taught himself to play the piano. To hear him play was mesmerizing; that's how good he was. He often wrote his own music and remixed it into songs. His favorite music artist was Grover Washington Jr. He loved the song "Mister Magic". His talent was infectious in which he led his nephews into the are of music. He loves his nieces and nephews unconditionally and was the life of all family events. OB played the drums for the JPA Choir and sang with them as well.
In his memory, he leaves to cherish his loving dedicated father Osborn White Sr., mother Beatrice E. White, two siblings. Brother Phillip A. White (Tanya) of Farmville, Va., sister Roslyn Sprague of Richmond, Va., One Beloved Great Aunt Mildred Reid of Farmville, Va.. Four aunts, Rosa Atkins (Eddie) of Norfolk, Va., Lena White, Shirley White, Alberta White and Lucy White (Francell) all of Farmville, Va.. Three uncles, Lindsey White (Ruby) of Saluta, Va., Billy White (Darlene) of Farmville, Va., Henry Wright (Deborah) of St. Louis, Missouri. Five beloved nephews and nieces Anthony White, Antre White (Tyeisha), Kelly Hardy, Jessica Brown and Arjhane' White. Eleven great nieces and nephews, a host of cousins and special friends.
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