Born in rural Karnes County on September 15, 1920, he was fortunate to be adopted by his maternal uncle, William Mitchell, and his wife Rachel after being orphaned as an infant.
They provided a loving and stable home that helped shape Leo into a man admired by all. Respected by everyone who had the opportunity to know him, Leo White loved people and never met a stranger.
He also loved to travel, always anxious to see what was around the next bend or over the next mountain, and his children were lucky to see more of the United States than was common at the time.
Wherever he traveled, he always seemed to encounter someone he knew or who was a friend of a friend.
Leo White lived his life with integrity and zest. He strongly believed in working hard, helping those in need, celebrating life with family and friends, eating as much homemade ice cream as possible, and going fishing at every opportunity.
He led by example and was a great inspiration to his children, grandchildren, and great-
Proceeded in death by his parents, loving wife, grandson Kirk Cockroft, and great-granddaughter Courtney Orona.
Leo White is survived by his son John White of Woodsboro, daughter Lela Dyson (Robert) of New Braunfels, and daughter Sandra Cockroft (Jim) of Blanconia.
He is also survived by three grandsons, Mitchell White of Liberty Hill, Josh White (Krystal) of Rockport, and Michael Dyson (Dara) of Shertz as well as three granddaughters, Gaye White of Austin, Tamara Olmstead (Alan) of Round Rock, and Deanna Orona (Rudy) of Waelder.
In addition, “PaPa” is survived by twelve great-grandchildren who filled his later years with love and laughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in the name of Leo White to the South Texas Childrens Home (P.O. Box 1210. Beeville, TX 78104) or to the charity of choice.
Visitation will be Friday, November 29 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church of Woodsboro with burial to follow at LaRosa Cemetery.
Moore Funeral Home, Inc. 402 South Alamo Refugio, Texas 78377 (361) 526-4344