Date of BirthDecember 01, 2017

L.F.J. White Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 01, 2017

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Date of PassingJanuary 13, 2017

L.F.J. White Obituary

from Odessa, Texas, United States

Date of BirthDecember 01, 2017

L.F.J. White Obituary

Date of BirthDecember 01, 2017

458 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 13, 2017

L.F.J. White Obituary

from Odessa, Texas, United States


L.F.J. WhiteOdessaL.F.J. White was born on Dec. 14, 1933 in Nolan County to Maude White and Labe Jay White. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served until 1957. Sept. 2, 1955, he married Sylvia Sue Crain of Blackwell, Texas. He and Sue had one son, Marty White. He was a Boy Scout Leader, active in the FFA with his son, and a pony league baseball manager. In 1957, Jay started working for Texas Electric, and retired from there in 1992. After retirement, Jay worked at the Antina Cattle Company in Ward County with his son. He was still able to climb on the biggest horse in the pen, Ol' Five, gather and work cattle. He also loved to fish; he and Sue made many trips to Blackwell so he could wet a hook. Jay loved his grandkids and his great-grandkids. He made them toys and took them fishing and bike riding. All kids, young and old, called him Paw Rabbit. Jay's legal name is L.F.J., and the mystery is solved as to what those letters stand for: the L stands for his uncle, Labe, the F is for his uncle, Frank, and the J is for his father, Jay. He spent many hours just "diddling" around. He made toys, furniture, shelves, whatamacallits and do-dads. Many of his friends have received walking sticks and birdhouses. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jackie, and sister Elsie Mae. He is survived by his wife, Sue White of Odessa; son, Marty White and his wife Tammie White of Monahans; two grandchildren, Cheyenne White of Gardendale, Texas, and Laramie White and his wife Christy of Crane, Texas; three great-granddaughters, Katie Hicks, Addison and Kodie White, and one niece, Trisha Mikeworth. A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the Blackwell Cemetery in Blackwell, Texas. In lieu of flowers please consider the West Texas Gifts of Hope, PO Box 891, Odessa, TX 79760. Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

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