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Bud White

2678616Denny “Bud” Edward White, one of the most legendary hearts in Texas, went to be in the presence of His Lord in his Ennis home Tuesday, September 16, 2014. His wife, Jan, his best friend, fierce protector, and number one supporter was with Bud in spirit as he grew his angel wings.

Born in Borger, TX, to Edward William and Bessie Mae White, Bud grew up in the panhandle of Texas. He was an All-American track athlete at Dumas High School and attended college at Abilene Christian University on a track and field scholarship and graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Education in 1964.

Bud met Jan at Stephen F Austin University where he was an assistant track coach. They married in 1976 and recently celebrated 38 years of marriage. In 1979, Bud and Jan built a home in Ennis where he lived until his death. He loved swinging under the oak trees, waving and talking to people. During these years, he inspired countless people. Bud was graced with the gift of story telling and used his life experiences as a way to teach life lessons. Bud has left a legacy in his passing. He will be remembered through the memories he created, and the lives touched. He taught his children that they could accomplish great feats through perseverance and a positive attitude.

Survivors are: Jan White, wife; Children – Ashlee and Nathan Nichols of Waxahachie; Brooke and Jim Fulham of Oakwood, OH; Ethan and Kathy White and Amy and Don Blish of Homewood, AL.; Jana White of Vancouver, Canada; Mother-in-law Gwen Walker of Ennis. Sisters: Sue and, husband, John Patterson of Irving and Nancy and husband, Dale Vick of Amarillo, Brother-in-law Jack and wife, Eileen Walker of Waxahachie; Twelve Grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and AdvoCare Family. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept 19, from 6-8 p.m. at J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. 408 N. Dallas Street, Ennis, Texas. A private graveside service date and time is pending.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Denny “Bud” White to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation One Time Donation (https://www.cff.org/GetInvolved/ManyWaysToGive/Donate/online).

Honorary Pallbearers: Ethan White, Nathan Nichols, Jim Fulham, Jack Walker, John Patterson, Dale Vick, Sam Harrell, Earl Bond, Carlton Eckert, Ronnie Greer, James Blackwood, Lynn Saunders, Earl Young, Ron Kohlman, J.R. Sellers, Bill Shivers and AdvoCare family.

www.jekeevermortuary.com

 

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