Bobby Eugene "Bob" White
July 17, 1927  -  July 3, 2018

Bobby Eugene "Bob" White


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Loran Fawcett Chapel
704 Indiana
Neodesha, KS  66757
Sunday, July 8, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Graveside Services
Neodesha City Cemetery
Neodesha, KS  66757
Monday, July 9, 2018
10:00AM

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Neodesha City Cemetery
Neodesha, KS  66757

Neodesha SeniorCenter
422 Main St.
Neodesha,   66757

Veterans Freedom Square in Independence Kansas
201 N Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301

Bobby Eugene White Sr, born on July 17th, 1927, went home to be with his beloved wife on what would have been their 69th wedding anniversary, July 3rd, 2018. At seventeen years old, Bob left to serve his country in the U.S. Navy during the second World War. He was a Seaman First Class on the U.S.S. Alcor where he earned a Victory Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Bob graduated from Independence High School in 1945. He married Leatrice “Lee” Jean Ivy on July 3rd, 1949 and they had four children. Bob worked for Standard Oil in Neodesha from 1950 to 1970 where he made many lifelong friends. Bob also worked at M.E.C. in Neodesha from 1970 to 1976 and later the U.S. Post Offices in Fredonia and Neodesha.

Bob was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. in Neodesha and enjoyed walking in parades and serving alongside his friends and fellow veterans.

Bob never knew a stranger and enjoyed visiting with everyone. He will be remembered for his work ethic and generosity to all, giving a stranger the shirt off his back. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Leatrice, his parents W. O. “Chub” and Mary White, and his brother David White. Bob is survived by his children: Cozetta “Cozy” Smith and her husband Charles of Sycamore, Bobby White Jr. of Neodesha, LaDeen White Allen and her husband Rodney of Maple Hill, and Lori White of Neodesha; sisters, Mary June Null of Tulsa, OK and Beverly Hight of Independence; brothers, Donald White of Independence, Damon White of Fall River and Ramon White of Tyro; nine grandchildren, Dan Smith and his wife Beth of Laurel, MT, Michelle Schroeder and her husband Darin of Ozawkie, Travis White and his wife Tawny of Neodesha, Tracy White of Huntersville, NC, Nathan Soltice of Kansas City, Andy White and his wife Shaymarie of Lawrence, Eric Pouncil of Independence, Dayton Allen of Eskridge, and Tanner Allen of Maple Hill; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 8th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Loran Fawcett Funeral Home in Neodesha with a graveside service on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Neodesha Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Veterans Freedom Square in Independence or the Neodesha Senior Center in Bob’s honor. To leave the family a special message of condolence, please visit www.loranfawcettfuneralhome.com.

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  1. James Hawn
    Superior, WY

    My favorite memory was the hunting trips in the Beloit area in the early 80's. I thank you for your Service. Rest in Peace. Condolences to the Family.

  2. Lillian Stiles
    CHERRYVALE, KS

    So sorry for your loss, Bobby. Sincere sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

    Lillian Stiles

  3. Lois I Staley
    Clay Center, KS

    You have my sincere sympathy at this time of loss remember the good times.

  4. Lois I Staley
    Clay Center, KS

    You have my sincere sympathy at this time of loss remember the good times.

  5. Lois I Staley
    Clay Center, KS

    You have my sincere sympathy at this time of loss remember the good times.

  6. Ray & Linda (Dillman) Summers
    Texas City, TX

    So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I have a lot of memories of all of us growing up. My prayers and thoughts are with all of your family.

  7. Brad beasterfeld
    Burlingame, KS

    Sorry for your guys lost may god be with you all

  8. Sonny and Kay white
    South Coffeyville, OK

    We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are out of town and won’t be able to make it but you have our condolences.

  9. Sonny and Kay white
    South Coffeyville, OK

    We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are out of town and won’t be able to make it but you have our condolences.

  10. Sonny and Kay white
    South Coffeyville, OK

    We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are out of town and won’t be able to make it but you have our condolences.

  11. Scott Osburn
    Newton, KS

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. Two Incidents come to mind when I think of him. When we lived on the farm in 1962 he cut the grass in the cemetery on the highway Southwest of town. My dad and I were there talking to him and a mouse ran up to us and scampered down a hole in one of the family plots. I can pick the spot out to this day because he grabbed his trimming shears and started to dig down the hole to get the mouse, yelling at him the whole time. He finally gave up, but I was horrified!!! The second thing is, I was once in the area while returning home from work and I stopped by Dairy Queen to surprise him and Auntie Lee with hot fuge sundaes. When I got to their house they were both gone, so I put the sundaes in the freezer on the back porch and left them a note on my business card I stuck in the back door so they'd know. The next time I saw him I asked if they'd found their sundaes. He smiled, put his finger to his lips and said in a low voice "@#$! Yes. I ate both the *"@#*" things myself" ! Only Uncle Bob! Never forget it. He was one of a kind and will be missed.

  12. Dennis & Peggy Winfrey
    Springfield, MO

    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of this very special man. Michelle Schroeder, we are thinking of you and praying for all of your family.

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