Bobby White died Sept. 24, 2007, after a short illness.

Bob was born in Livingston on Jan. 18, 1925. His college career at Sam Houston was interrupted when he joined the military during World War II, but he came back and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. After 35 years with Exxon, Bob retired in 1982 and formed the Bob White Fire and Safety Co. where he traveled around South Texas installing, inspecting, and servicing fire extinguishers and visiting with old and new friends. For 45 years Bob was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Bishop where he served as treasurer and in various other positions.

He was preceded in death by his father, Patrick White; and mother, Betty (DeDe) Hennington Hobson.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Laurine Rust White; children, Cheryl Ditsler, LaNell Hester, Debbie and Billy Griffith; grandchildren, Aimee Ditsler, Brad Pavlicek, Tonya Ditsler, James Patrick, BJ and Andy Griffith, and JaNell Hester; and great grandchildren, Madeline and Hunter Pavlicek.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at First United Methodist Church in Bishop.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 387, Bishop, TX 78343, or Christus Spohn Kieschnick Guest House, 600 Elizabeth, Corpus Christi, TX 78404.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home