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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