Memorial services for Wilbur Frank White, 76, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, KS. His body has been donated to the Kansas University Medical Center. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, after a prolonged illness with cancer.
Wilbur was born on May 15, 1935 in Cherokee, OK, the son of Fred E. and Irene J. (Huston) White.
He graduated from Augusta High School in 1953. He then graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineer in 1959.
He served his country in the Army Reserves in Artillery from 1959-1966.
He was a Chemical Engineer in management at FMC in Lawrence until he retired September 1, 1998.
He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, University Bridge Club, and Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where he was active in Leadership and Bible Studies. He was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed wood working and golfing.
He was married to Leta Darlene Davenport on August 6, 1955 in El Dorado, KS. She survives at Pioneer Ridge Health Care Room 126 in Lawrence, KS.
Other survivors include one daughter, Beth G. Ott, Lawrence; one son, David E. White, Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren, Clint Ott, Brent Ott, Sarah White, Eric White; and one great-grandchild, Robbie Ott; and one brother, Fred E. White, Atlanta, GA.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Theona I. Keller.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.