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Mr. Thomas White

March 13, 1929 — October 12, 2014

Thomas Lee White, 85, passed away peacefully with family by his side on October 12, 2014.   Tom was born in Kansas City, KS on March 13, 1929.  He graduated from Wyandotte High School where he won the KS State Championship in the half-mile run as a junior and senior before attending KU where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and lettered in cross-country.  Upon graduation, Tom served our country as an officer in the Marine Corps in the Korean War.  He then put himself through night law school at the former University of Kansas City, and went on to enjoy his job as a claims attorney with the Amoco Oil Company.  Tom married his beloved wife Norma Louise Fenn on June 13, 1964, before moving to Leawood, KS where they raised their family. Tom is preceded in death by his wife Norma and his dear sister Betty Cordill. Tom is survived by his three children - his daughter Brenda and son-in-law Andrew Bracker, his daughter Sondra and son-in-law John Troup,and his son Bryan and girlfriend Jennifer; his four grandchildren Johnny, Audrey, Gaby and Benjamin; his loyal brother Wayne, and many beloved nephews, nieces and cousins. Tom's personal joys in life always surrounded his time with family and friends, including his many loyal canine buddies.  He cherished his annual boating excursions and legendary road trips with his wife and children. A passionate Jayhawks, Chiefs, and Royals fan, Tom loved attending games with family.  He owned season tickets at Arrowhead for the last 45 years, attending the longest game in NFL history, played between KC and Miami on Christmas Day, 1971.  He went to numerous Final Fours to root on KU, attended the football team's Orange Bowl victory in 2008, and particularly cherished attending Games 6 and 7 of Royals 1985 World Series Championship. Upon becoming a grandfather, Tom relished attending many band, piano and choir recitals as well. More than anything, Tom loved sharing the gospel of Christ to others through word, deed, and the warmth of friendship.  His children feel truly blessed that Tom shared his faith and testimony with them.  A long-time member and usher at Hillcrest Covenant Church, Tom also had a passion for the Christian Business Men's Committee (CBMC), Homer's Coffee House, and enjoyed helping organize the annual Overland Park Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. Tom will be remembered for his kind spirit, gentle demeanor and warm smile.   A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 15 at Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave, from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 16, at 11am at Hillcrest Covenant Church, 8801 Nall Ave, Prairie Village, KS.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hillcrest Covenant Church, CBMC, or one of the tireless missionaries spreading the gospel of Christ throughout the world.

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