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William White(1929 - 2013)

William "Bill" Brooks White passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Terrace Chapel, 1600 Texas St., Fort Worth. Memorials: His memory may be honored with a gift to the Salvation Army. Bill was born March 23, 1929, in Dallas to Oscar and Agnes White. When he was 2 years old, the family moved to a farm in Grand Prairie, where he grew up and graduated from Grand Prairie High School. Bill was a journeyman electrician and retired from General Motors after 25 years of service. He was presently a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth after a longtime membership at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. There he was a member of the Inquirers Class and Downtown Singles where he participated in their many activities. Through them, he became an accomplished dancer, traveling to conventions for both square and round dancing. Bill loved music and had a long association with the Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association, and he attended many fiddler contests. He took great pleasure in traveling and saw the world by participating in 47 elder hostels. Bill enjoyed RV traveling, and two very special adventures were RV trips to Alaska in 1999 and 2003. He stayed several months each time and became a skillful salmon fisherman. Bill was also an avid bridge player. He played in several bridge groups around the city and had many friends in the bridge community. Bill was a generous benefactor to college students and people in need of medical and dental care. He had a cabin built in Glen Lake Methodist Camp in Glen Rose, in loving memory of his parents. He was also instrumental in the construction of First United Methodist Church's Children's Building through his financial generosity. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and two adult children. Survivors: He is also survived by his many friends.

Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 19, 2013
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