Brotherhood Obituaries

As of June 30, 2007
6 - D. K. Lepley
14 - R. D. Scott
219 - J. B. Essary Jr.
326 - B. W. Wilkinson
521 - J. F. Sytsma
 

 
As of July 31, 2007
78 - S. A. McClintock
129 - C. A. Adams
153 - J. W. Brennan
228 - G. L. Bybee
404 - R. E. Staggs
497 - W. E. Fuller
497 - J. J. Lane
500 - G. P. Smyth
647 - T. B. Langen
910 - R. L. Schmidt
 

 
As of August 31, 2007
23 - J. R. Spidle Jr.
49 - H. D. Vineyard
171 - P. V. Buckle
171 - M. Moeller
253 - R. H. Skibba
456 - A. J. Russell III
524 - B. W. Parker
597 - R. E. Harris
624 - R. E. Pelava
629 - E. E. Moore
740 - R. E. Graven
940 - A. C. Whitaker
 

 
As of September 30, 2007
30 - P. S. Anderson III
156 - J. D. Robertson
198 - J. T. Helton Jr.
621 - J. C. Carey
621 - R. D. Holmbeck
742 - B. J. Nance
 

 
As of October 31, 2007
25 - R. E. Bundy
25 - J. M. Creedon
25 - M. E. Fry
25 - R. B. Gouckenour
45 - G. L. Schelle
191 - J. M. Walsh
223 - J. H. Tabb Jr.
386 - C. Hughes
476 - J. W. Mertz
647 - M. M. Harden
888 - J. R. Birrell


Former M-K-T General Chairman J.B. White

Former BLE General Chairman J.B. White, 75, of Denison, Texas, passed away on November 3.

Brother White was General Chairman on the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad for a number of years. He was the last man to hold the office as the MKT was merged into the Union Pacific Railroad in 1988. He also served as Vice Chairman for seven years prior to serving as General Chairman. He joined BLE Division 177 in Denison, Texas, on August 1, 1978 and retired on June 1, 1997.

His railroad career spanned 47 years with the MKT and Union Pacific Railroad. He was in the U.S. Army from 1952-54, serving in Japan.

He is survived by his wife, Lois White of Denison; three sons, Stephen and wife Sharon, David and wife Melissa, and James and wife Cheri; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services for Brother White will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, in Faith Assembly of God Church in Denison, Texas. The Rev. Joyce Ames will officiate, and burial will be in Cedarlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Moore Funeral Home (631 W Woodard Street, Denison, TX 75020; Phone: (903) 465-3345).

"Brother White served the Brotherhood admirably for many years," said BLET National President Don M. Hahs.

BLET National Secretary-Treasurer Bill Walpert added: "He will be remembered as a dedicated and loyal union leader who made many important contributions to the Brotherhood and its members."


 

 

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