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James "Tiger" White

November 12, 1970 - September 25, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

September 25, 2021



Birth Date:

November 12, 1970

Birth Place:

Waverly, New York

Service Information:

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Friday, October 1, 2021 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


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James "Tiger" White

James “Tiger” T. White Jr., 50, of Waverly passed away with his wife as a result of a tragic fire on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at home.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 13 years, Marilu L. White; step-son, Brandon E.T. Lane; 

Tiger is survived by his father, James (Susan) White Sr. of Texas; his mother, Lorraine (Jack) Babcock of Waverly; sister, Kristina (Steve) Sharpsteen of Waverly, bonus siblings, Robin (Greg) Babcock of Lockwood and John (Jeannie) Babcock of Athens; along with other bonus siblings; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Tiger was born is Waverly and was currently working at Walmart in Sayre for the past 11 years.  He enjoyed playing his video games and succeeded at anything he tried such as playing music and line dancing.  He enjoyed taking care of his pond and feeding his fish.

A time of calling will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A memorial service to honor the life of Tiger and Marilu will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 12:00 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Pastor Josiah Hartman officiating.  For those unable to attend the service, the service will be Live Streamed at 12:00 PM at  For those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Tiger’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at The family has requested memorial donations be made to Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY 14892 to help offset funeral expenses.

Sympathy Messages

From: Barbara Irish Smith
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family ....such a tragic accident.  The loss of a loved one is always sad, but the case of such a young person, it is double hard to bear.
To the family of Tiger and Marilu God Bless You.
Barbara Irish Smith
Auburn, New York

From: Teri Walters
I’m truly sorry for your loss. Tiger was a amazing man and co-worker.. He will be missed dearly at 2208. Prayers to his family during this tragic time. Marilu was the nicest, kindest woman I got the pleasure of meeting.  God bless

From: Ryan Searfoss
I worked with Tiger at Walmart. He was one of the kindest people I've ever met. Rest in peace, man. I'm sorry this happened to you.

From: Deborah (Van Norman-Wells) Berarducci
I am so sorry for your loss.  Tiger was a very sweet person.  I spent time at their home as a teenager when I was a friend of Krissy's.
May him and his wife Marilu rest in peace.

From: John Dutton
I remember James as Tiger, we went to school at Tioga together. Although we lost touch over the years, he was always a friend. My condolences and sympathy to his family at this tragic time. He was always smiling.

From: Cindy
Tiger you will be missed. So sorry to hear of passing of Tiger I worked with him for many years he was a great person, we had a lot of fun and interesting talks and days.

From: Tammy Heskell
My deepest condolences to the family . Tiger was definitely one of a kind . I will always remember our time together working at Rynones or him singing karaoke. You are missed and loved deeply   Fly high , Tiger.

From: Mark and Audrey
Our hearts are deeply saddened by this tragic event. My memories of Tiger has to do with his smile and charisma. Mom told me that they were so excited when they got this dbl wide. I can only pray for a peace that surpasses all understanding for those left behind. As Jesus as our Lord and Savior please accept them into your Kingdom. Eternity in heaven is all we can hope for bcuz this life is riddled with questions. Miss you bro.
Tiger was always a smile of delight, a light in darkness. He is so very missed.

From: Gene & Ann Sharpsteen
So sorry for the tragic loss. Tiger & Lulu were great neighbors. Praying for peace and comfort for the whole family. They will be greatly missed. 

From: Jesse Boykin
Tiger was a good friend. I wish we kept in touch more after he left Masco. More than the few times we ran into each other at Walmart. My condolences and sympathy to both his and Marilu's families. They will be truly missed.

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