Jane- I am sorry for you and your families loss. My prayers are with you
Favorite Memory from Grandson Ross White:
My favorite memory with Papa would have to be sitting at his kitchen table and listening to him tell stories, about how he used to play music on the radio station, having an adult beverage with Hank Williams, fishing with Coach Jensen and last but not least his amazing knowledge of OU football and how he knew stats from games back in the 60's and 70's!
You will missed Papa,
Granddaughter Crystal White's favorite memory of papa:
Growing up I spent a lot of time with Papa and Granny! One of my favorite things to do while visiting them was to play nurse. Papa would be watching tv in his recliner, and I would have tape, scissors, band-aids and sometimes even some type is poking device! Papa would let me doctor him from head to toe pulling off tape, band-aids and possibly even getting a shot with my make shift needle. From then on I was know as Nurse Hazel!
We will miss you so much papa!!!
Grandson Chris York's favorite memories of PaPa:
Many joyful memories of PaPa will be with me all the days of my life. He was and always will be an inspiration to me. His love and dedication to his family, showing us the true meaning of that close family bond and togetherness. I loved sitting at the kitchen table with him and listen to him tell stories of living life to the fullest. Laughing about the many good times, grunting and shaking his head at the few bad times, but never a story of regret. His hard work ethic was also inspiring, knowing that if something was worth doing it was worth doing well. From taking care of the fields to taking care of the garden, he did it all with pride and hard work. Again, sitting at the kitchen table and listening to the stories of life, and many a times tasting the benefits of his labors, from the fresh tomatoes of his garden to the amazing smoked pork chops from his grill. All the grand kids comparing suntans with PaPa to see who's was darker, which he always won, but would tell us to keep working on it, we were getting there. Once again, sitting around the kitchen table, learning all about the history of OU football, it's great legacy, coaches, players, and what it means to be a champion inspired me in so many ways as well.
While sitting around that kitchen table, I never realized what all I was learning from those stories of life. So many happy memories of my Grandpa I will always have, but one of my fondest will be sitting at that kitchen table, learning about life; past, present, and what I can apply to the future. Your love, dedication and devotion will truly be missed, but your memory and life's lessons will carry on. We will see you and Zach on the other side, until then we will keep on loving each other and living life to the fullest.
My memories of PaPa as a little girl were riding around Choctaw in his "old blue" truck and going to the Choctaw Restaurant for breakfast where he drank coffee and bragged about me to his friends. I remember he always told me a bedtime story when I spent the night - he was a great storyteller and really made me believe that the family of monkeys packed their lunches to catch a ride on the train to Missouri for a picnic!! The true love and dedication that PaPa had for his family (especially for Granny) is rare. I hope that we follow his example and continue the traditions he started for our family.
I will miss you PaPa.