Roy Thomas “R.T.” White, 85, of Amarillo, TX, died Friday, January 10, 2020.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 in in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
R.T. White was born July 3rd, 1934 in Pampa, Texas. He was the eldest son of an adventurous young pioneering couple, Roy and Viva White, who set their future by homesteading in the Colorado Mountains. He graduated from Amarillo High School, where he then earned his electrician apprenticeship, quickly progressing to a highly respected journeyman electrician, ever honing his craft over the next 45years.
R.T. was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Khiva Shrine. It was becoming a Shriner’s Directors Staff President, where he revealed his generous heart working with burned & crippled children for the next 30+years. During this phase of his life, R.T. also became a co-founder of the internal Khiva Shrine unit, the Muleskinners. Muleskinners became his passion, by taking care and working with mules of various types and personalities. He became an expert in chuck wagon style cooking’s for various organizations that raised travel money for the children being treated for their array of disabilities.
R. T. was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Viva White, a brother Bobbie Joe White, and his beloved wife Claudean.
He is survived by his two sons, Tracy White of Plano, TX and Bill White with wife Vickie of Wichita Falls, TX; brother Travis White and his wife Liz of Canyon, TX; a sister, Clara White Webb Megert of Amarillo, TX; three grandchildren, Jodie, Chase, and Ryan; and three great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive family and friends from 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Boxwell Brothers Funeral home.
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