Edward Earl White, Jr. (known to everyone as Earl) was born November 26, 1944, to Edward Earl White, Sr. and Hazel Doris White in West Helena, Arkansas. He was the oldest of his six siblings. His family moved to Missouri and then later to Lubbock, TX. He graduated from Monterey High School in 1963. Earl’s natural drive to work hard began at a very young age, helping his grandmother maintain the family’s general store. That drive, to work and help his family, never left him. Knowing that Uncle Sam might soon call his draft number, he chose to enlist in the US Army and willingly served his country. Earl was service oriented to his core, always taking care of his family, his country and his friends, who became as close as family over the years. Once home from overseas, he worked as a draftsman for Pioneer Natural Gas and soon met Linda. They were introduced to each other through mutual friends and Linda’s brothers. If Linda and Earl weren’t running around having fun in Lubbock, he was spending time with her brothers, C.C., Carl and Gary, who became his very best buddies. He and Linda married on January 22, 1971. They moved to the Dallas area in 1977 where he started his own construction company, which he would run for almost 40 years. He and Linda welcomed a daughter, Heather, in 1980. They decided to establish roots on 5 acres in Pecan Hill, TX in 1984. From the time he was a young man until the summer of 2016, he was either working hard or spending time with his family, sometimes both at the same time. He and Linda worked together in his early years of construction and painting. His favorite hobbies included hunting with his brother-in-law, Carl, working on race cars with his friend, Danny and working in the yard and his shop with his neighbor and friend, David. When his time drew near an end, he was still in sweet spirits. His love for the Lord, his family, and his friends never faltered. He was the most patient person most people would ever meet. He leaves a legacy of loving big, working hard, and being a faithful servant. He loved his wife, Linda beyond words can express and cherished his daughter, Heather and his son-in-law, Ross. His pride in his grandsons, Lukas and Lincoln, whose little footfalls would mirror every move he made with he worked on one of his many projects, was obvious to all. He invested so much of his servant’s heart into the lives of his beloved family and friends and valued everything they brought to his life. Earl is survived by his wife, Linda McGuire White, daughter, Heather Dawn Weaver and husband, Ross, Grandchildren, Lukas and Lincoln Weaver, siblings, Terry Lynn Adams and husband, Scott, Teresa Burnett and husband, Andy, Dewayne White, Michael White and wife, Laurel and Christina Ampofo and husband, Kwame and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, and services will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 3, 2017, at Midlothian Funeral Home. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.at DFW National Cemetery.