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Roy Louis White

November 30, 1927 — April 19, 2016

Roy Louis White

Roy Louis White, received his wings to Heaven on April 19, 2016, at the age of 88. He was born November 30, 1927, in Fairlie, Texas, to parents, Roy and Stella White.

He was raised in Fairlie. He attended Commerce schools where he graduated high school. Then, he joined the United States Navy for four years. He returned home and earned his Bachelor Degree from East Texas State Teachers College. As a member of ROTC, he joined the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. He served honorably, retiring in 1970 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

He served as a military fighter pilot in the Vietnam and the Korean Wars. His plane was lovingly named “Mr. Bones” and he flew her with great pride and honor. He flew over 450 successful sorties (missions).

During his service he received the Bronze Star, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medals, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, American Campaign Medal, Asia/Pacific Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Markship Medal, Air Force Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and while in the Navy, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

He married Maynell “Masie” Roundtree in July, 1947. They had two daughters Mandy and Stacy.

His family followed him all over the world living at various Air Force bases. They returned home to Commerce where they raised their children. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Commerce, Texas, where he taught Sunday school.

After retirement, he enjoyed life by farming and playing golf with his ‘loved ones’ at Sand Hills Country Club in Campbell. He cherished time with family and friends. He loved to travel. Roy never met a stranger. His laugh was boisterous and contagious. When he smiled there was a special sparkle in his eyes.

He is survived by his sister, Maudine Bishop of Fairlie, Texas; his nephews: Kenny Bishop and wife Susan of Fairlie, Ronnie Bishop and wife Lois of Memphis, TN. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews,great nieces and nephews — all whom he loved very much. Roy’s constant companion - Scooter, his cocker spaniel - was by his side for ten years. They were a pair to be reckoned with.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his daughters, Amanda ‘Mandy’ White Fuller and Stacy Lee White.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rick Selvaggi for his care of Roy, and Lisa Norris, his devoted caregiver.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home from 6:00 to 7:00. P.M.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 22, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. at the Church of Christ in Commerce with David Gibson officiating.

Burial with full Military Honors will follow at Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie.

Pallbearers for Roy will be Gary Anderson, Mike Anderson, Red Anderson, Joe Davis, Steve Scroggins and Eddie Fuller. Honorary pallbearers are Harry Icenhower, Sam McCord, and Eddie Vowell.

Interment services with Military Honors follow church services.


Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Friday, April 22, 2016
10:00 AM

Church of Christ
1900 Culver Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Services with Military Honors

Friday, April 22, 2016
11:15 PM

Sonora Cemetery
6211 County Road 4705
Fairlie, Texas 75428

Interment services with Military Honors follow church services.

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