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Roger Allen White

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Roger Allen White Obituary
Roger Allen White, 88, of Independence, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018.

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 6 from 6-8:00pm with a service on Friday, September 7 th at 2:00pm, both at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39 th St., Independence, Mo., 64055. A private inurnment will take place at Mound Grove Cemetery at a later date.

Roger was born December 22, 1929 in Independence, Mo., to Vernon and Avis (Hancock) White. After graduating high school, Roger joined the United States Navy, proudly serving in the Korean war. He graduated with an Associate's degree from Graceland University and went on to receive his B.A. in Engineering from MU. Upon graduation, Roger Worked for TWA, helping his team develop the "auto-pilot" feature for the airline industry. Roger was employed as an electrical engineer for Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., where he retired after 32 years of faithful employment. He was also active in the Community of Christ Church, holding the office of High Priest. He loved writing, traveling-having been to 40 countries and all 50 states, playing the ukulele and singing, but his passion was his family.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Judie White in 2009, and his brothers Bob White and Ed White.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Mary Swick (Roger) of Independence, Elizabeth Fluke (David) of Shelton, WA, Jennifer Andersen (Eric) of Boise, ID, Julie Caldwell (Hugh) of Independence, MO, and Jill Freeland (Michael) of Independence, Mo. Sisters, Ruth Bressman (Henry), Carol Armstrong, and Jan Jordison; 20 grandchildren, as well as, 7 great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600.
Published in The Examiner on Sept. 5, 2018
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