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John B. White – Metz Mortuary

    John B. White
    John B. White, 89, of McCool Jct. died peacefully at home on Sunday, June 11, 2006, after a one month battle with cancer.

    He was born February 1917, in Houston to Jay and Margaret (Ehlers) White.

    John joined the U.S. Army in June 1941, where he met and married Theo Campbell, his wife of 63 years, in Zwolle, La., in August 1942. They returned to McCool Jct. and resided there ever since. John was in business for 62 years in McCool. He owned and operated White’s Service, which included mechanic garage, service station and café, and White’s Crane and Wrecker Service. He was known for his dedication, honesty and integrity in business. He also purchased and enjoyed every new electronic device invented during his 62 years in business. He owned the first TV in the state of Nebraska, months before channel 6 was broadcasting. He also was known as being a Ford man and never owned any other kind of vehicle. His love of animals was evident in his caring for his garage cats through the years. John was a gentle spirit and a man of few words, but to his immediate family he was a very special husband, father and grandfather. His spirit will always be among those of us who knew and loved him most.

    He is survived by his wife, Theo, of McCool Jct.; son, Johnny and wife, Alice White of Bakersfield, Calif.; granddaughters, Mandy White of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ginger White of Davis, Calif.; daughter, LaMoine and husband, Bob Roth of York; grandson, Ryan and wife, Liana Roth of Phoenix, Ariz.; great-grandson, Hayden Roth; great-granddaughter, Erin Roth of Phoenix, Ariz.; granddaughter, Amber and husband, Jason Willard of England, Ark.; a half-brother, James White of Osceola; a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Max Biegert of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; a sister and brother-in-law, Inetta and Barney Campbell of Zwolle, La., and a brother-in-law, Dale Plugge of Columbus.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Flagalle and Margie Johns of Colorado; one half-sister ,Betty Plugge of Columbus; special aunt and uncle, Agnes and Francis Foley of McCool.

    Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in McCool Jct., where he attended for 89 years. A rosary service will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Metz Chapel in York. Interment will be in St Joseph’s Cemetery east of York. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Adopt-a-Pet Building Fund in York. Visitation begins after 5 p.m. Monday at the Metz Chapel in York.

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