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Horace Gene Buddy White

Horace Gene White (1939-2010)

 H.G. (Buddy) White

Horace Gene White (better known as Buddy) was born August 9, 1939, in Brown County to Horace and Delora White.

Buddy passed away on July 15. 2010, in Round Rock, Texas.

His family moved to Odessa, Texas in 1947. Sports were his passion. His high school and college football coach, Hayden Fry, was very influential in Buddy's life and continued to encourage him in the last month of his life. Buddy played in the Gator Bowl and the Gotham Bowl before he graduated from Baylor in 1963.

He served six months active duty in the Marine Corp and seven years in the reserves.

Buddy and Pam Newton were married in 1960; they had two daughters, Mary Kay and Melissa Ann. He lived in Eldorado, Texas where he operated his own business, HG Automotive, for 30 years before moving to Georgetown, Texas with his wife, Ann, in 2007.
Buddy officiated high school and college football games for 30 years before golf took the place of football as the passion of his life.

His Main Street Baptist church family, golf buddies, and dog, Daisy, contributed to a wonderful retirement until lung cancer interrupted his life in 2008. He was playing golf five days a week again when a brain metastasis ended his days on the golf course.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Ann; two daughters, Mary Kay White and Missy Sims, her husband Wayne; and their two daughters, Lauren and Shelby. He has six sisters, Doris Hood, Clois Threadgil, Joy Harvey, Bettie Caddell, Cissy Smith, and Melba French; and one brother, Tommy White. His cousin, Nadra Arnold; and nephews, Barry Smith, Larry Hood; and niece, Sherry Robison, were special family members. Ann's son, Neil Grant and his family, and her daughter, Tina White and her family, share their mother's grief. Buddy's Odessa High School Class of '58 brought him much joy in the last months of his life as well as in his youth.

Pallbearers are Dennis Keller, Darrell Hudson, Charles Lance, Bill Hammond, Ted Ludlow, and Fred Adsit.

Buddy would be honored by donations to Lighthouse Hospice at Altenheim (2913 Williams Dr., Ste 320, Georgetown, TX 78628), Heart to Heart Hospice (4029 Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste 120, Austin, TX 78704) or the building fund at Main Street Baptist Church at (1001 S Main Street, Georgetown, TX, 78626).

Viewing will be held in the sanctuary at Main Street Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas on Friday, July 16 at 2:30 p.m.; the funeral will be officiated by Logan Cummings and begin at 3 p.m. Family visitation and reception will follow in the fellowship hall. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 17 at noon at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo. It will be officiated by Hospice Chaplin Larry Hood, Buddy's nephew.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our Memorial Guestbook at .

Arrangements by Ramsey Funeral Home and Crematorium, 5600 Williams Dr.,
Georgetown, Texas 78633. 512.869.7775

Published in Odessa American on July 16, 2010




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(info below from Marvin McNeil, 7-15-2010)

Buddy White passed away this morning 7-15-2010 at 8:05 AM

Here are the dates and times for Buddy White's services:

Visitation 2:30 p.m. Friday July 16, 2010 at Main Street Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas.

Funeral Service 3:00 p.m. Friday July 16, 2010 at Main Street Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas

Main Street Baptist is located at 1001 S. Main in downtown Georgetown, Texas

Burial Service will be at 12:00 noon, Saturday July 17, 2010, at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo, Texas



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