John Earl White, 69, of Wolfforth, Texas lost his battle with cancer on May 29, 2014.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 69 years on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel. A tribute of Johnâ€™s life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may view a broadcast of his service, as well as leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
He was born on March 6, 1945 in Del Norte, Colorado. John married Sharon â€˜Sherrieâ€™ Stickle on Feb. 26, 1972. John served in Vietnam with the United States Air Force. When he returned home he attended and graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a degree in criminal justice. He worked in law enforcement in Colorado and New Mexico for seven years and then spent 12 years working in oilfield security in Roswell, NM. In 1992 he moved to Sweetwater, Texas and went to work as a Regional Director for Ducks Unlimited where he worked for 18 years until retirement. After retiring, John moved to Wolfforth to be closer to his son and grandchildren. In retirement, John worked part time as a driver for Scott George Motors. He was a member of the Elkâ€™s Lodge. John was a lifelong member and verified instructor with the NRA. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and was restoring an antique truck. He loved helping others and was always there for anyone that needed him.
He was preceded in death by his parents John H. and Anna Marie Patterson White; and baby sister, Vivian Irene.
Survivors include his wife, Sherrie; son, Brandon and his wife Stephanie; and grandsons, Hunter and Fisher. He also leaves behind a sister, Sharon Nash and husband, Wayne; brothers, Michael, Paul and David White; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many great friends he has met over the years.
The White family would like to extent a heartfelt thank you to the nursing staff and doctors at Covenant Hospitals, and the Joe Arrington Cancer Center for their excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, the White family kindly requests that you make a donation in memory of John to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation; www.lungfund.org, 212-588-1580.