The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

June 20, 2013

William ‘Bill’ G. White Sr.

NORMAN — William “Bill” G. White Sr., 87, of Norman, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his home in Norman. He was born May 16, 1926, in Tulsa to Millar Barry and Annette Lorenz (Gibson) White.

Bill was raised in Detroit and Oklahoma City. He graduated from Classen High School in 1944 before entering the service with the United States Army in World War II. He faithfully served his country in the Philippines as a sergeant in the military police before being honorably discharged in October 1946.

Bill attended the University of Oklahoma prior to his service in WW II and upon his return from the service attended and graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., in 1951. Bill worked for 43 years as a district manager for Southwestern Bell and AT&T before his retirement in 1991.

He was a member of numerous clubs, including president of the Lions Club, Rotary and the AT&T Pioneers. He was an active member and former chairman of the Golden Agers. He was the recipient of the St. Joseph Worker of the Year in 1993. He volunteered for Adapting for Change with the U.A. and OU Medical Center.

He was married to Salli Reese on Nov. 1, 2008.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 50 years, Lottie Rae Crisman White; infant son, Christopher Montgomery White; granddaughter, Michelle Ann White; and grandson, Jerrold Millar White.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Michael Jean White and wife Gwendolyn, James Daniel White, William G. White Jr. and wife Susie and John Thomas White and wife Traci; stepdaughter, Beth Burgess and husband Alan; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four nieces and three nephews; one brother and sister-in-law, Millar (Bud) Barry White Sr. and Betsy White; and three other sister-in-laws, Shirley Luck, Jane Shouldice and Margaret Hatten.

He was led by his faith, loved by his family and blessed by his friends. And he taught his sons the importance of all three, with faith in Christ always to be first. He was a hero to all of his sons and to most who knew him. He will be missed by all.

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