Sam White

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    - diane beilgard
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Sam D. White, 92, Born Oct 2, 1921, in Houston, TX, Passed away Dec. 24, 2013, in The Woodlands, TX. Son of the late Sam D. and Louise (Johnson) White, Grandson of the late Blackstone and Annie (Bradshaw) White, formerly of LaGrange, TX, and great-grandson of late R.T. Bradshaw, who was County Treasurer of Fayette Co, TX, for 30 years beginning in 1874. He was a direct descendent of Rev. John Haynie, an early Methodist Circuit Rider in The Republic of Texas, and the first Chaplain of the Republic of Texas Congress. Married Amy Kathleen Gaines Sept. 12, 1942, at Midland, TX Army Air Force Base. Amy predeceased him after 64 years of marriage. Lived 62 years in Houston and Bellaire area. Studied Electrical Engineering at the Univ. of Houston and Univ. of Texas in Austin. During World War II he served 4 years in the 12th Air Force, stationed in Algeria, attaining rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was a POW in Stalag Luft 3 for 2 years, after his B-26 Marauder was shot down over the Port of Olbia, Sardenia, while attacking Rommel's forces retreating from North Africa. He was freed by Patton's 3rd Army. Active as a radio ham since his early teens. Retired in 1983 after working 36 years for the company that became GeoSource. Moved to Winchester, TX, after retirement, then to Lake Conroe (Willis) in 1996. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, travel, and electronics, was devoted to his family, and was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe. He is survived by 3 children: Kathleen White Prather, Wendy Linda White Beaver (Gerald), Robert John (Bob) White: 2 Grandchildren, Diane Beilgard (Kevin) and Charles I. Leslie III, and step-grandchildren Gail Rodriguez (Luis), Lynne Popkowski (Mark), Leslie Smith (Dennis), Sharon Davidson (Ronald), Lisette Lammers (Kirby), Michele Prather Welch, and Randal Prather: 4 great-grandchildren, 10 step-great grandchildren, and several cousins. He loved his extended family and was a role model for quiet hard work, courage, patience, and endurance.

Services at American Heritage Funeral Home (10710 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77038) Thurs. Jan 2: Family Visitation 10:30 AM, Celebration of Life Service, 11:30 AM, Burial, Houston National Cemetery, 12:30 PM.

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Published on from Dec. 28, 2013 to Jan. 11, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
American Heritage Funeral Home
10710 Veterans Memorial Drive | Houston, TX 77038 | (281) 445-0050
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