Neal Richard White, 80 of Wellington, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
He was born on October 9, 1940 in Wellington to Chester Lee and Juanita Adell Thompson White. They preceded him in death.
Neal graduated from Quail High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1959. He attended Clarendon College and received his BA degree from the University of North Texas in Denton.
Neal worked for a U.S. government contractor as a computer programmer for the CIA.
He was a member of the Church of Christ. While living in Pennsylvania, Neal served as a volunteer fireman and participated in a choir that sang the national anthem for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball games.
Upon his retirement, Neal returned home to Collingsworth County and taught at Memphis, Hedley, Shamrock and Wellington.
“My dad had an adventurous life. He traveled the world and had seen things we may never see. He was a patriot. He loved
America and did his part to protect us and thwart our enemies. He was not in the military, but the military likely relied on his work. He was a single father. Not by choice, my mother left us when I was very little. He played the role of mother and father to the best of his ability. He was also a best friend. So much so, I made him my best man in my wedding. Dad was a great buddy.
Fishing buddy, skiing buddy, camping buddy, road trip buddy, cuddle buddy, church buddy, listening buddy; you name it, he was my buddy. One day, we will meet again and pick up where we left off. Just not too soon.” – Richie.
His survivors include his son Neal R. “Richie” White, Jr. and his wife Lauren of Murrayville, Ga.; two grandsons, Devin and Conner White of Murrayville; his brother Gary White and wife Janice of Encampment, Wy.; two nephews, Brandon White and Amanda of Cumming, Ga. and Chris Bentson and Peizhe of Houston; two nieces, Tracy White of Georgetown and Cody Seel and John of Austin; a great nephew, Willie Bentson; and two great nieces, Megan White and Serena Bentson.
A memorial service in memory of Neal will be held a a later date, hopefully after everything has cleared up health wise. Cremation and arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.
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