Tom White

October 5, 1960 ~ June 21, 2022

Thomas Michael “Scar” White, age 61, of Park Hills, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  Tom was born on Wednesday, October 5, 1960, in Elkhorn, WI to Richard D. and Lois (Grant) White.

Tom was a 1978 graduate of Big Foot High School but spent most of his early life in Williams Bay Schools and it’s always been home to him.  He was primarily self-employed.  He was the founder and owner of two businesses, which included ISHOC (International Suzuki Hayabusa Owners Collective) and  He held several rallies in different locations each year.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Richard D. White and brother, Jeffrey.

He is survived by his mother, Lois White; siblings, David (Patricia) White, Laura Farnsworth (Van Adsit), Roger (Tracey) White; nieces and nephews, Sarah Harris, Katherine, Emily, Benjamin and Anna Nelson, and Ethan Harp; special friends, David, Liz & Family, and Daniel.

Tom served in the United States Navy on the USS Shark (submarine), and USS Kitty Hawk (aircraft carrier).  He was very proud to have served his country.

Tom loved to laugh. The Golden Girls, Leslie Nielson and Blazing Saddles were some of his favorites to watch.  Tom loved classical music, but also loved Freddie Mercury (Queen) and Pet Shop Boys.

Tom was a professional, articulate, enigmatic, inspirational, happy man who had friends worldwide. He currently holds the world mileage record of 258,000 miles on a Suzuki Hayabusa. Most of all, he loved his family with all his heart.

A Celebration of Life for the immediate family will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 in Williams Bay, WI. A Celebration of Life for extended family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the VFW in Beloit, WI. There will be a celebration of life in Farmington, MO, at a later date. The family ask in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the White family, c/o Roger White and mailed to C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home at P.O. Box 12 Farmington, MO 63640. Arrangements are under the direction of C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington, MO.

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  1.  Never to be forgotten our good friend – will always remember eating ribs & laughing together in Nashville summer of 2019
    Alan & Sue Stubbs

  2. Rip scar 

    Thank you for allowing me to join ishoc along with the rest of the hayabusa family, loved our chats though Facebook although we never got the chance to meet it was like we already had . Full of advice and wisdom , and will be sorely missed by all , best wishes and love to all the family in these hard times 
    Gone but we’ll never ever forget you my friend ride free brother 

    John bullimore

  3. Tom, your kindness, sincerity and always being a true gentleman will never be forgotten.  You welcomed me into our group and struck many conversations with me on messenger.  I felt mutual respect from you and considered you a dear friend.  My heart was broken when I learned you had passed.  You always thought a lot of your family and included us in wishing your Mom “Happy Birthday!”  All signs of the AMAING MAN you were.  

    Every time I ride, I know you are with me.  Never forgotten and always in my heart.

  4. Godspeed for Tom
    Prayers for his family and friends
    He will remain in our hearts and not be forgotten.

  5. I spoke with Tom a few times on the phone and numerous time over messenger.  Men like Tom are few and far between, intelligent and charismatic as shown in I-SHOC.  He’s brought people together from all parts of the world.  He will be missed but never forgotten.  Rest In Peace my friend. 

  6. Always in my mind. Thanks for all you do for your bisa family
    We will miss you.
    Rest in peace Thomas

  7. Tom, many nights chatting about Hayabusa and the military over messenger.
    A character who loved a laugh and touched many people across the globe . Will be missed by so many 
    RIP my friend 

  8. My condolences and respect for Tom’s family. I always enjoyed talking with Tom whenever we had a chance to get together. My belief is that you will see him again.   Roger 

  9. It was an honour to have known you and speak to you,thank you for all you have done for our love of the hayabusa,ride free Scar and I have no doubt god needed you for something very important!!  You can rest assured you did a blinding job down here X 

  10. Thomas I still can't believe
    it . I keep thinking its all a mistake.
    R.I.P. my friend until we meet again God Bless .

  11. Rest in peace Thomas. 

    You were the captain of the Suzuki Hayabusa ship and your loss is felt the world over. 

    Ride in peace my friend .. one thing is for sure; your memory will be kept alive. 

    Deepest condolences to all your family. 

  12. Tom will always be remembered as such a good friend to me. RIP Tom.
    Me sincere condolences to the White family. Prayers for you all.
    God bless you. 🙏❤❤

  13. Shocked and saddened at your passing, my very deepest condolences to all your family.

    Baz United Kingdom.

  14. Tom. I still can’t believe this is real. My heart hurts, man. You meant so much to me and I’ll miss you forever. I love you!! Jaxon, Hansi and I will be planting a tree in your memory. Hug Pam up there for us! Can’t wait to see y’all again ❤️

  15. Always had the time to drop a “Hey how doing” message . Small chats to keep the connection and open offer of friendship.Honorary member of HAYABUSA PILOTS NEW ZEALAND (HPNZ)
    Tom we salute you brother . RIP

  16. Scar, as most people in the motorcycle community knew Tom by, did more to bring people together than anyone I've ever known. He will be missed by all, the world has lost a great man.

  17. Tom (Scar) you are and will be deeply missed by so many people, mostly those who you brought together with your enthusiasm for the Hayabusa. See you on the dark side my friend, rest in peace

  18. It was an honour to have known you , to meet you and speak to you,thank you for all. You were my big brother from another mother. your birthday is on the same day as me. One day we will see us again. My condolences and respect for Tom’s family

  19. Thanks for your kindness and patience when it came to my questions regarding the Busa! I will remember our talks about this awesome subject. My prayers go out to your family. Rest In Peace and because we won’t forget.

  20. You will me missed my dear friend as I used to call you Mr White. You were indeed a great person with a golden heart. Ride with Angels now.

  21. My heart is shattered. I knew Tom Aka Scar, Mr. White, Sir Thomas through work. We was work besties. To me you will never be gone, you've made such an impact on this world. I still look for you, expect your arrival, text, or call. May your body be put to rest and soul set free. I could go on to write a whole book. I love you and will always miss you man. If my picture loads this was the day we got to have fun all day at work and boy did we have millions of laughs. Lol

  22. Heaven has gained a a legend,
    Thank you for the time we had,
    over various conversations,
    Condolences to your family.
    You will be missed my friend.

  23. Tom, you set boundries with the Suzuki Hayabusa that i see no man breaking. Rest in oeace brother. We shall forver thru I-SHOC remember the legend you were. You touched many souls and we shall continue to that in rememberance of you. Comfort n strongs to the family.

  24. Rest in Paradise Scar.. You will be greatly missed. Your legacy will live on as your supporters worldwide will continue to make sure. It was a pleasure chatting with you and getting to know you..

  25. Scar my friend you helped me when I was down we talked and you told me it was going to be ok. It is getting better, bro I miss the talks you will always be with us RIDE in Peace brother .

  26. It was an absolute honor to meet you and be able to ride along with you even if it was only for a short time. Ride in Paradise Scar 

  27. My life is forever changed. Our times together were all too short but I will never forget them. It wasn't supposed to end like this. Like you preached to me often, we always think we have time. This is still all so unreal, even almost a month later I still cant believe it. Fly high my cousin, I'll miss you till eternity. Hope to see ya when I get to the other. I love you Tom

  28. Dear Friend,
    It's an honour to know you since I got my first Hayabusa in 2012.
    You are one of the first person I knew on Hayabusa as and I'm excited as you a a legend on this bike.
    Love to read all your travelling stories.Till we meet again your are a great soul.
    Love as always Scar.

  29. We still have a hard time processing this. We can’t believe you are gone.  We can’t believe there will be no more adventures and miles to share. We meet in 2010 and since that moment because family. We think of you every day and it’s hard to imagine this world without your kind and loving heart. We made a promise to ourselves to ride everywhere’s you took us in memory of you and to lay a flower in each spot. We love you our dear friend and will miss you forever. Ride In paradise.

  30. Tom "SCAR", an Amazing man who lived his love for the Hayabusa. You will be Missed by the ISHOC Brotherhood. RIP BROTHER.

  31. I first met Scar back in 2008 when he came to Calgary, AB for a Pet Expo, we hanged out was the start to a great friendship. Over the years we shared many miles together and talked on the phone. I have met so many wonderful friends because of his Events he hosted that I will treasure forever. Ride in Paridise Brother until we meet again. Sincere Condolences and Prayers to everyone.

  32. Scar, had a lot of friends and riding buddies. I'm glad to have been one of those. So many miles, so many memories. I know you and Chris are up there carving those curves of Gold. It's not goodbye, but see you later.

  33. Tom reached out to me around 10 Year's ago with nothing more than a "good afternoon Jeff, I see we share the same passion for motorcycling". From there on we spoke regularly and I even became an admin for a few of his globally renowned hayabusa fb groups. Only after his passing did I realise how many people's lives he touched in a hugely positive manner. Time shared will never be forgotten, words spoken will always be remembered.

  34. Glad we got to spent quality time together. Proud to call you a Friend, you'll be missed. Great times and laughs on and off the Motorcycles. GodSpeed Scar.

  35. I met Thomas in 2008 and have had many conversations over the years with him mostly about our passion for the almighty Hayabusa! I was so saddened to hear of his passing as were so many others he impacted through the mutual passions of riding motorcycles. May he forever and eternally Rest In Peace. 

  36. I miss you like crazy little brother. You were an International Superstar. You touched so many lives. I wish that I had the sense of humor that you always had. Your favorite thing was to laugh and to make others laugh. Life is too serious and too short. I love you, Tom! 

  37. Scar was my friend. He taught me so much about the Hayabusa culture and what it means to show passion for your interests. He was a gentleman and always interested in connecting like minded friends. He will be forever missed. 

  38. Scar always wished me happy birthday he had the same birthday as my little sister and my birthday is October 7th. Rip brother

  39. Scar, it's still so surreal you're gone, your legacy is one that will never be repeated. You had one of the biggest hearts for others and those of us that got to know you are truly blessed for the times we shared. It was an honor riding with you sir, till we meet again.

  40. Scar has shown how great Hayabusa and how it connects people around the world.
    I send my deep condolences to his family.

  41. I have only recently joined Scars Dream organization ISHOC . Seeing all the comments and videos. Makes me sad i did not get to meet SCAR. To the family,friends and all members of ISHOC and the motorcycle world that SCAR has touched .Please accept our condolences and prayers . 

  42. Prayers for comfort to the Family. Thomas was a one of a kind. May we all strive to be as welcoming and sincere. Godspeed! 

  43. Rest in peace my friend. We never met, although plans were afoot, but we spent many an evening chatting via text and phone. You were a pure Gentleman in every respect, and the world has lost a legend. I am sure we will meet one day and ride some Heavenly highways. You may be gone from the world, but you will always be in our hearts and our thoughts. Forever your friend and fellow Busa pilot, Dazza. X x

  44. R.I.P Scar, I had the privilege of speaking with you back in 2012 regarding the performances of our Hayabusas & my new I-Shoc tag that I had recently received.
    Rest well my bro & enjoy your new set of wings….. 

  45. Scar you will be greatly missed my brother, you brought so many together in the Hayabusa world in way no one would ever believe is they did not have proof we will keep I-SHOC rolling for you. Keep that throttle locked until we meet again

  46. Scar you will be greatly missed my brother, you brought so many together in the Hayabusa world in way no one would ever believe is they did not have proof we will keep I-SHOC rolling for you. Keep that throttle locked until we meet again

  47. Tom, Scar, Navy Brother, thank you for being such a beacon for all I-SHOC members across the globe. A true warrior for what you loved. Sweet memories remain but man, you will be missed by many. RIP
    John (Flyboy) HCH

  48. Thoughts and prayers for the family. R.I.P Tom. May God bring comfort and peace to the family. 

  49. May the roads and weather be perfect and your tires always feel like a fresh set. Until we meet again.

  50. Truly a great friend and wonderful person. He will be missed. Many long conversations and many happy memories on and off the bike. Prayers and positive thoughts for the family. Keep in mind it’s not goodbye it’s I will see you later.

  51. From that first interaction with Scar of me looking for Hayabusa geared was always helpful and a super nice guy. Over time of talking, via Facebook messenger our birthdate came up only a few days apart my Libra brother was there for me. He shared his number if I ever needed to talk. I wish I would called . I wish I would have joined him on the Dragon for a stampede. Nevertheless it was always a pleasure dealing with Tom I'm thankful to have known him. He will be truly missed!

  52. From that first interaction with Scar of me looking for Hayabusa geared was always helpful and a super nice guy. Over time of talking, via Facebook messenger our birthdate came up only a few days apart my Libra brother was there for me. He shared his number if I ever needed to talk. I wish I would called . I wish I would have joined him on the Dragon for a stampede. Nevertheless it was always a pleasure dealing with Tom I'm thankful to have known him. He will be truly missed!

  53. My most sincere condolences to the family and friends that Scar has left behind, although I wasn’t lucky enough to have met you Tom you were like a close friend. The welcome messages you gave me when I joined the group will stay with me. 
    RIP my friend 💙

  54. Farewell my friend, one word comes to mind with so many of us ‘Inspirational’ because Scar truly did inspire many many people across the world.  A true gent who will be sadly missed.

  55. My Friend/Brother,

    From when you started it all, your passion was unmatched. Glad I was there to share it with you. Always the random, "hey we haven't talked in a while.".
    Rest easy my friend.

  56. My Deepest Condolences to the Family. Truly will be missed by all… Ride In Paradise…. My friend..

  57. I met Scar on a group ride in AZ. He immediately invited me to ishoc and I was hooked. I've met so many great people because of Scar and will forever miss our conversations about San Diego, (which he said he loved it here the most) , Hayabusa and everything associated. Scar was a proud man and served our country, just like my father. He always made a fact to ask how he was doing, though he never met him. I'll miss you so much scar. Everytime I get on my Hayabusa, you are the first person that comes to mind. Rest in peace and see you later.

  58. I never met Tom personally but I have been a part of ISHOC for years. We chatted several times and just by those short interactions and seeing how he treated with all his members, I knew he was a stand-up, honest, no nonsense guy. I admired how much he did for his online and offline community and all I can say is that we have indeed lost one of the best of us. Rest easy Scar and blessings, hugs and love to your family.

  59. I have meet Tom some years ago. He was a good man, we spoke several times and he was always ready to help when needed. You will for sure be missed.

  60. Scar, you have left a huge void in many Busa riders lives and the world is a poorer place without you. 
    I never had the privilege to meet you personally but we interacted a lot and I’ll miss the chats. 
    Ride free my friend. Hope the twisties are awesome up there. 

  61. I still don't believe it …
    A great friend that I didn't have time to meet in person; a great friend with whom there was no need to explain why we always thought the same way.
    A great loss for the family to whom I offer my heartfelt condolences, but also for all the friends around the world.
    R.I.P. amico mio!

  62. Tom you was a amazing person it was truly a privilege to work with you and get to know you and you will truly be missed 😢

  63. Will miss all the kind words and riding adventures.  No words can describe how much of great person you are. Ride on forever !!!! 

  64. I am still in disbelief that I am writing this. Scar you are missed by so many, on so many levels and my heart is so broken knowing you are never going to send me a random text or call. Only to ask "How are you doing? I haven't heard from you for a hot minute." Knowing you for 13 years and the memories/ miles/ smiles/ laughs that we shared are too many to mention. Bouncing ideas off each other for the I-SHOC website, you bringing me into the ICE dogtags helping to sell them and joking about buying a Busa to ride it will forever live in my heart. Sitting over the garage in San Diego overlooking those poor "Boot Jarheads" while you were giving me life advice showed me just how huge your heart was. You giving me life advice never ended. I will forever be greatful for it, especially when I had to retire at 36. Ride In Paradise my brother from another mother. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. You were given your wings way too dang soon.

  65. Scar, I still can't accept the fact that your not with us. Every now and then, we chat,you always took time to wish me on my bday . I remember last conversation we had " I know for a fact that if we lived within reasonable range, we'd be thick as thieves. I can tell just by looking at pictures of you. We'd be hanging out and riding together as much as Mother Nature would allow ". Gone too soon my friend, I remember the day I got my 2nd Busa -Bking for my wife, you were so excited as I was , hooked my wife with ISHOC tag , never had a chance to say hello to you and shake my hands, this is something I will regret rest of my life. Scar, you will be missed . Ride In Peace ✌️

  66. All I can say about Scar is that he is the most respectful person I have ever met and would do anything to help someone in need. I haven’t ever seen him without a smile on his face. He has touched the hearts of many people around the world, he will be missed dearly. Until we meet again Tom 

  67. Thomas is the model for which all humans should strive. Although I only met you once, I could tell right away that you were a genuine and gracious person. I'm so glad that we got to share some asphalt and scenery in the Smokey Mountains. For all the people you touched through out you're life, we should all be happy that we met you. We all are better human beings for it. RIP Thomas and may God bless youre family find peace at this time.

  68. Although I never met the man in person spoke to him by phone to him on 2 occasions by phone. For me he was a pure gentleman we had agreed that the next trip to the states I would make a plan to meet him, alas that will not be. Drive safely wherever you are now take care my friend

  69. What a true great man. Some years back I reached out to community to ask for help for a former navy vet having very hard time adjusting to home life, and making ends meet for him wife kids.
    Scar matched my donation to that vet. It did help that young man recover, and better himself and family. 
    Scar was not only a great inspiration to the motorcycle community, to the veteran community, to everyone he came in contact with, and me personally.
    Thank you scar. Will be missed. 
    05 lil devil busa will be getting a new tattoo soon in remembrance.
    Gods Speed young man. 
    If he can catch ya. 

  70. Scar, you were one in a million, a gentleman and a true friend.  You will never be forgotten.  You thought so much of your family and especially your mother as our ISHOC group were often invited to wish your Mom a “Happy Birthday”.  I am grateful to have known you for as long as I did and was deeply saddened at your passing.  You have left a forever heart print.

  71. Talked to Scar a few times since I purchased my Busa in 2014, I purchased lots of IShoc products  and felt like I knew him even though we never met in person. RIP to a Gentleman.❤️

  72. Rest in piece Thomas, you will be missed. Thank you for being such a good human being and the great work you did with your time hear on earth. 

  73. I met Tom in person 1st time on Group Ride w/fellow Busa riders in WI in '07, and we became fast friends (get it?;) and pseudo-brothers-by-name, but REAL brothers on the road❤️ Tom was always encouraging me to rebuild my bike when I wrecked it (3x before I got tired n sold it) because he knew how happy it made me. Selling the bike this spring of '22 sucked, because I thought as soon as I got rid of it I'd have to leave Ishoc and that thought was even more saddening to me than selling my Hayabusa that I've owned from 2005-2022. Tom told me not to worry-he told me my input as an "OG" member was always welcome and appreciated and being honest-I don't get to hear that said about me very often, so it REALLY meant a lot to me that Tom went out of his to bend his rule and allow me to stay an active member of Ishoc this year even tho my bike is gone-my love for Hayabusas, and the folks all over the world who ride them-will NEVER expire💯 
    Just like my love and respect for Thomas ❤️ 

  74. What a guy, and a legend in the Busa community. You will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Was my pleasure to know you.

  75. Although I missed the chance and never me SCAR I can clearly see that he has touched alot of people in such wonderful ways as friends who just to him became extended family. What a great man. I am sorry to not of met him. When its my turn to soar with the eagles we will meet than brother. Keep watch over us all till we rejoin and take over the place. The Busa world is what greatness it is because of you. RIP SCAR

  76. I was so blessed and honored to have ridden with Scar and met such a wonderful guy who was so dedicated to the motorcycle world and all of its members of ishoc. The mere taking on of such an endeavor alone was massive and it was obvious every time he coordinated a ride to many different places and brought that joy to so many people and was always kind and a complete joy to ride with. He will be greatly missed and I was honored to have had one moment in time at the dragon Stampede to have gotten a picture with Scar showing his utter happiness with what he does. We will all be forever enriched by his presence and his goodness and most of all his love of the ride. Rest in peace my friend and see you again soon

  77. Sadly didnt get to know him in person but online thru social media he was always there to help you out if you had questions or a problem. Scar you will be missed worldwide. I salute you and till we meet again 

  78. To all those who knew and loved Tom my thoughts are with you, the hayabussa page will forever have a void that nobody can replace, ride free my friend

  79. Thanks for all your help.
    Will miss you for sure.
    Rest In Peace Brother ❤🥰
    Love from Norway

  80. Scar, I still can't believe you are gone. I've typed and erased several times here in disbelief, you were always a kind word I'd a hostile place. A beacon of light in darkness not only with hayabusa related issues but general life topics. That time you helped me when my daughter missed her connecting flight on her deployment you guided her to a safe place to get back on track & I'm forever grateful. You are truly a blessing and will be forever missed

  81. We grew up together.
    Maybe we never grew up.
    One thing I know for Shure. We always talked
    And I will always miss those.
    Your resting now, but pretty soon. We will be together again, to keep up our conversation.
    Rest well I'll give you a nudge when I get there.
    All my Heart ❤️

  82. While I only met Scar a couple of times (the Busa Stampedes in Reno) and we didn't talk as often as I wish we had, it felt like we were old friends. We talked a bit before I rode solo from Seattle to Reno and he made me feel so comfortable that I didn't realize until I was almost there that this was the first ride I've done with men I didn't know where I wasn't leading. LOL. Usually I'm a bit shy around people I don't know, unless there's one I do know and Scar was that one for me from our phone call.

    Though I didn't get to spend much time with him, he was frequently in my thoughts and I consider him a dear friend. I can't believe he's gone and I will cry every time I think of this loss (as I am writing this). But I feel he's looking out for me and all his Busa pilots!

    Thank you, my friend. You will always be loved!

  83. to the White family. I was in grade school with Tommy, I recall him being a shy, sweet young man. May he rest in peace and may you all celebrate his life and cherished memories.
    Dorothy Higgins Gerber

  84. Tom was a person who knew how to appreciate every moment of life. We remember him for his optimism and positive energy, and ever present smile he had. We shared  Countless memories over the many years we knew him. 
    We will always cherish all those moments we spent together, all the laughter we shared, all the stories we told. Until we meet again  my friend!  It is Never goodbye
    Goodbyes hurt when you left us way too suddenly, when the story wasn’t  finished and the book had to be closed. 
    ❤️  Love you forever 

  85. Missing you so much! You were an inspiration to so many and loved by all fly high my friend ❤️ Forever friends Love you🧡

  86. Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Tom and catching up with him after so many years knowing each other (since high school). He always had a positive attitude. He will be missed by so many people. Prayers to his family during these difficult times.

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