Charles "Chuck" Alexander White
May 12, 1958 - December 21, 2015
"Chuck" to close friends and "Chucky" to family, was born in Fairbanks, Alaska to Matilda Carlottta and John Douglas "Jack" White. From an early age Chuck was fascinated with dinosaurs, art, science, and geology.
Chuck spent his childhood in Hull, Massachusetts with siblings Carolyn, John, and his cousins the Biggins. His family grew with step brother Joe, step sister Kate, and step brother Paul -- the the word "step" was never used by him, hey were simply brother and sister.
Chuck's love for geology led him to Oregon State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science and Arts Degree. chuck's college buddies had a special place in his heart. From there Chuck moved to Alaska and worked 20 years as a Geologist and was a mining inspector for the State for four years. His work took him all over the state, often in remote areas in helicopters.
Multifaceted, Chuck was an artist, historian, geologist, and model builder. His knowledge of history and science were always woven in his artwork. As family moved to Alaska he returned too. An avid outdoorsman he lived his life camping, fishing, hunting, gold panning and fossil digging. Alone or with friends, he was always content.
Chuck love his family "Big Time." He fostered art and outdoor skills to his younger siblings, and took his role as an Uncle very seriously. Chuck loved his nieces and nephews like they were his own, passing on as much knowledge and wisdom as he could to help them learn and grow (and maybe even develop a love for dinosaurs.)
Chuck had an enormous sense of humor, always had a twinkle in his eye. He was honest and practical, yet deeply spiritual. He was man of science and a believer in Jesus. To Chuck the Earth cried out the majesty of a loving, all powerful God whom he share a deep relationship with. The Lord was always on his mind.
Chuck is survived by his family members; Sister Carolyn McKitchen (her children and their children), Brother John LeBlanc (his children), Brother Joseph White, Sister Kate Beeman (her children), Brother Paul White (his children), Stepfather Chuck Akers, Uncle Clarion Traeger, Auntie Helen Biggins and the Biggins cousins, the McKay cousins, all the Unalakleet cousins, and his beloved friends at the Anchorage Plastic Modeling Club.