Thomas was a member of the McCool Junction American Legion Ronald Porter Post #341. He enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids compete in various sporting events and activities. He enjoyed raising cattle, collecting Allis Chalmers Tractors, and Nebraska Football.
He is survived by his sons Darren White of Lewisville, TX, Brad (Darcy) White of Exeter, NE, Robert (Becky) White of Lincoln, NE, and daughter, LuAnn (Paul) Coffey of McCool Junction. His grandchildren include: Kelsey (Danny) Swatske of Corpus Cristi, TX and their daughters Eleanor and Emilia; Abby White of Lewisville, TX; Paul Coffey Jr. of McCool Junction; Phillip (Sadie) Coffey of Shickley, NE and their children Tucker, EmyJay, Frankie, and Hank; Jeremy Coffey of McCool Junction; Alicia Coffey of Gordon, NE; Dillan, Claire, Nolan (and fiancé Whitney Valasek), Cameron, and Katherine White, all of Exeter, NE; Anna, Max, and Sally White, all of Lincoln, NE. He is also survived by his sister Lorraine Green of McCool Junction, sister-in-law Joan Jacobsen of McCool Junction, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Kirk, sisters Margaret Jo (Dave) George and Carol (George) Smith, his brother Joe (Connie) White, brothers-in-law Dale Green, Kenneth (Deanna) Teaford, and Charles Jacobsen.
Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, York, with Father John Sullivan officiating. COVID 19 Funeral Guidelines will be implemented with limited spaced seating (25% occupancy), 6 feet of separation between household units and masks required. Interment to follow at the Fairmont Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday at the mortuary in York. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the Rosary service 6:30 p.m. Monday evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church in York. Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick Catholic Church or to the family for later designation. Tom’s service will be live streamed on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook page.