Marvin Edgar White

Marvin Edgar White, 82, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in Webster. Graveside service: 4 p.m. Saturday in Laurel Land Cemetery, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth. Marvin was born in Johnson County on Dec. 27, 1931, to Alvin E. and Clarse Oliver White. He graduated from Paschal High School in 1950 and married his high school sweetheart, Audry Ruth Smith, in 1951. Marvin served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and returned to Fort Worth to attend Texas Christian University, graduating in 1958 with a B.S. in mathematics. In 1963 Marvin moved his young family to Houston, where he worked as an engineer for the Lockheed Electronics Corp. at the Johnson Spacecraft Center/NASA, retiring in 1994 as director of engineering services. Marvin was an avid follower of current events and enjoyed gardening, cooking and traveling. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Audry Smith White; brothers, Sam White and Travis White; parents, Alvin E. and Clarse Oliver White; mother-in-law, Naomi Viola McCarty Smith; and sister-in-law, Tamelia Ann Goldston. Survivors: Son, Stephen White and wife, Candy, of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Kimberly Barron and husband, Bruce, of Jonestown; daughter, Kathryn Bell and husband, Shawn, of Clear Lake City; grandchildren, Gabriel White and wife, Amber, and Lindsay Stinchcomb and husband, James, all of Atlanta, Ga.; grandson, Forest Bell of Clear Lake City; granddaughter, Sarah Barron of Tulsa, Okla.; five great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special friend and companion of 12 years, Katie Sue Long of League City.

Published in Star-Telegram on May 9, 2014