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Charles Lee White, Jr. (Tulia)

June 1, 1932 — December 31, 2020

Charles Lee White, Jr. (Tulia)

Tulia, Texas--Charles Lee White, Jr., peacefully went to his Heavenly home on December 31, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Charles Lee was born June 1, 1932, to Charles Lee and Jennie Lee Vaughn White.  He was born on the family farm on which he lived, farmed, and ranched for his entire life.  Charles Lee attended school at Kaffir and graduated from Tulia High School. He married the love of his life, Joyce Palmer, on March 5, 1955, in Central Texas. Charles was an active, lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Tulia, where he faithfully served wherever he was needed. He also served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of Tulia Jaycees, a 4-H leader, a THS band and sports booster, and a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His dedication to his family had him attending more band concerts, sports events, and stock shows than he could count.  He was always there to support his 3 girls, 5 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. This sweet man, who loved everybody and was a moral example for his family, will be missed.  His sweet smile and gentle spirit uplifted everyone he met.   His greatest delight was entertaining his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Until we meet again, Paw Paw. 

Charles Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lee White, Sr., and Jennie Lee Vaughn White.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce Palmer White: his daughters, Terri White of Amarillo,  Belinda and husband Greg Britten of Amarillo, and Mindi and husband James Meyer of Cypress: his grandchildren, Brooke and husband Scott McLean of Amarillo, Clay and wife Staci Britten of Bushland, Morgan and husband Madison Bagwell of Panhandle, Madison Meyer of Houston, and Jordan Meyer of Houston: great-grandchildren, Palmer, Reese, Bennett, Maddox, and Lennon McLean; Dawson, Ty, Case, Tate, and Brekli Britten; and Britten and Knox Bagwell: his sister, Virginia Stark of Claytonville; and his brother, Jody and wife Clifteen White of Tulia.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to: The First Baptist Church of Tulia, 101 North Crosby, Tulia, Texas 79088; or High Plains Food Bank, 815 Ross Street, Amarillo, Texas 79102.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, January 4, 2021 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia with Rev. Charles Davenport and Rev. John Gillespie officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

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