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Jack A. White
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014

Jack Aubrey White, 84, of Keene, Texas, and formerly of Brady, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Burleson, Texas. Visitation was held Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady with Funeral Services immediately following at 11 a.m. in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment afterward at Live Oak Cemetery in Brady.

Jack was born in Cooper, Texas, on August 8, 1929, to Ben L. and Mae (Henson) White, and moved to McCulloch County from Cooper in 1935. He graduated from Brady High School in 1945, attended John Tarleton College in Stephenville, Texas in 1947, and on August 15, 1947, he was married to Nelda Jean Jeffreys in the First Christian Church of Brady by brother-in-law Dr. Ben H. White. They ranched in Brady and plumbed in Missouri until heading west to the oil patch in Odessa in 1953. Jack worked for 58 years as an oilfield engineer/supervisor throughout west Texas and eastern New Mexico, living in the towns of Odessa, Snyder and Hobbs.

In 1982, Jack and Nelda moved back to Brady, then eventually to Mason and, finally, Fredericksburg, where they lived for 7 years prior to moving to assisted living in Keene, at which point Jack lost his beloved wife after a lengthy illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Ben and Mae White, one brother; Ben Henson White, and wife; Nelda Jean Jeffreys White.

Survivors include; two sons; Mike White, and wife Kay, of Cleburne, Texas; and Jeff White, and wife Sally, of Marble Falls, Texas; one sister; Pat Warren, and husband Earl, of San Angelo; three grandchildren; Amy White of Little Elm, Abbi Terrell, and husband Jeff, of Round Rock, and Jacob White of Cleburne; four great-grandchildren; Wyatt, Garrett and Violet Terrell of Round Rock, and Ayden White of Cleburne.

Memorials may be made to Manna Worldwide, 4255 W. Risinger Rd., Ft. Worth, Tx 76123 or online at This is an organization that feeds the poorest children all over the world and provides education and clothing, as well as providing the love of Christ to their families and community while working with local missionaries.

Please visit Mr. White’s online memorial at

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