October 22, 1945 - January 18, 2014
Graveside Services for Howard White will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Howard Leroy Joseph White 68, of Gatesville, Texas passed away January 18, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1945 in London, England to Howard Leroy and Elizabeth Adkins White. He and his brothers and sister were raised in Methodist Orphans Home in Waco prior to his enlistment into Navy in 1964. He was a Vietnam Vet and retired as a Chief Petty Officer, RMC (E7) with almost 24 years of Navy Service. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Overseas Service Ribbon, Navy Marksmanship Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Good Conduct Award. Howard married Lou Ann Burgan from Temple, Tx . Upon retiring from Navy in 1988 they moved to Gatesville TX. He worked briefly for Pony Express out of Waco and then GTE where he was a ComSec custodian for the MSE that were on Humvees at Ft Hood. He traveled for 3 years for GTE and then came home and got to know his wife and children. He was preceded in death by his father Howard Leroy White , mother Elizabeth Adkins White and brother George. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Lou Ann of, son Damian and Ashlyn White of Gatesville, son David K White and Elizabeth Rhymes of Gatesville, daughter Heather and Tim Moore of Gatesville and son Johnnie White whereabouts unknown. Brothers John White of Houston, David and Karen White of Katy, and sister.Betty Morris White of Lake Livingston..He has 2 grandchildren, Beau Sipple and Saoirse White, numerous nephews and nieces and other relatives in England and New Zealand..He will be very missed...The family wishes to thank CMH, CMH Home Health, VA, Odyssey Hospice and everyone involved with his care and prayers.In Lieu of flowers please make donations to American Cancer Society or any Veterans Association.
Graveside Services for Howard White will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Howard Leroy Joseph White 68, of Gatesville, Texas passed away January 18, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1945 in London, England to Howard... View Obituary & Service Information
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