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Clyde I. White

Clyde I. White, 82, of Hempstead, TX, previously of Carrollton, passed away Jan. 8, 2013, at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medial Center in Houston. 

He was born Jan. 7, 1931, in Lee Township, OH, to the late Mildred (Manwaring) White and Foster White.

Clyde was a devoted husband, married 60 years to his loving wife who will miss him dearly, Marlene (Roudebush) White.  His sister, Rhoda Mae (White) Long, and his brother, Everett White, who live in the Carrollton area.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie White.

Clyde and Marlene are blessed with six children and their loving spouses: Stan White and his wife Cathy (Piaggo) White, Brenda (White) Cassidy and husband Donald Cassidy; Janice (White) Bake and husband William Bake; David White and wife Carmelita (Abella) White; Mona (White) Meenan and husband Daniel Meenan; and Marla (White) Manning and husband Michael Manning.  Clyde and Marlene are doubly blessed with twelve wonderful grandchildren and seven great-grand children. 

Clyde was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He worked with the “D” company as a Maintenance Supervisor for The Timken Company in Canton, retiring in 1982 after 32 years of service.  After retirement, he and Marlene enjoyed traveling across the U.S. and later settled northwest of Houston, in Hempstead, Texas in 1997. They returned to Ohio each summer to spend time with family and friends. 

Clyde was a devoted husband and family man.  He enjoyed a good euchre card game with family and friends, was an avid gardener, reader, kept an eye on all the local birds no matter where he was, and accomplished all he desired to accomplish. He was a man of faith sharing his kind and caring spirit with many friends and neighbors over the years, helping with home repairs or whatever was needed.  Clyde loved life and asked that his life be celebrated upon completion.

A memorial church service will be held Feb. 17, 2013, in the First United Methodist Church in Hempstead, Texas. A service at the New Harrisburg Presbyterian Church is planned for June 2013 to celebrate Clyde’s life.

Given Clyde’s love of nature, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the National Parks Conservation Association, PO Box 97202, Washington, DC 20077-7433.