Jack Carl White, 88, of Houston, Missouri, passed away May 23, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born January 17, 1929 in Houston to Jahu Carl and Ethel Elizabeth (Bridges) White.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Blanche White; his granddaughter, A’ndrea; and four brothers, Bill White, Paul White, Dick White and Eugene Watson.
Jack was baptized at an early age and was always active in the church. He taught Sunday school when he was younger and was a member of Ozark Baptist Church for several years.
He worked for International Shoe Company before owning and operating his own shoe stores. He also owned and operated Radio Shack in Houston for many years.
Jack served in the United States Army during the Korean War on April 12, 1951 and was honorably discharged March 26, 1953 as a corporal.
Jack enjoyed flyfishing, being a ham operator, and was very involved in American Legion Post #41.
He married Barbara Kimes July 3, 2006; they enjoyed 10 happy years. She survives him of the home in Houston.
Also surviving are his sons, Mark White and wife Pat of Osage Beach, Missouri, and Robert White and wife Vanessa of Cabool, Missouri; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his sister, Bonnie Miles and husband Duane of Rolla, Missouri; stepchildren, Bob Skyles and wife Jennifer, David Skyles and wife Dianna of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, Steven Skyles and wife Susan of Cabool, and Cynthia Haverly and husband Jeffrey of LaGrange, Georgia; thirteen step grandchildren and eleven step great-grandchildren, and many friends.
Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family respectfully suggests that donations be made to Ozark Baptist Church, in his memory, in lieu of flowers.
Services were held Friday, May 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Ozark Baptist Church with Pastor Todd Haley and Rev. Kenneth Gibson officiating. Cremation followed the service and inurnment at Pine Lawn Cemetery will be at a later date under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Brandon White, Mike White, Marc White, Michael Miles, Jon Skyles, Adam Skyles and Will White.