Jim spent his childhood in Whitesboro, Texas. He graduated from Whitesboro High School then furthered his education at Grayson County Community College, Stephen F. Austin College, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He married the love of his life, Shirley Crook on May 24, 1969 in Pottsboro, Texas. They spent 46 wonderful years together, until her passing on July 11, 2015.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Roy and Melba White; wife, Shirley White; brother, Charles LeRoy White and his beloved dog, Abigail.
Survivors include his daughter, Shirlynne White and husband, Tim; son, James Robert White Jr. and wife Vickie; grandsons, Steven and Thomas White; siblings, Joan and husband, John Carr, Lawrence Newton White and wife, Shannon, John Alton White and wife Lanae, Alelah Beth Cox and husband Roger along with many other family members and dear friends.
Graveside services to honor Jim’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Georgetown Cemetery in Pottsboro, Texas. Pallbearers will be the Grayson County Sheriff Department Honor Guard. The family will accept friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services are under the direction of Brown’s Durant Funeral and Cremation Service.