Franklin Paige White, age 78, a resident of Kingsville, Texas passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born July 8, 1939 in Wharton, Texas to Orion Forrest White and Lucille Bernice Martin White. Franklin graduated with a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He taught and became a public school principal and visionary superintendent.
Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard White; and sister, Betty Joyce Huser.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Suzette Maddox White of Kingsville; son, O’Ryan White and wife Griselda Gonzalez-White of Kingsville; his two grandchildren, the loves of his life, Zoe Paige White and Ian Maddox White; one brother, Dr. Orion Forrest White Jr. and wife Dr. Cynthia McSwain of Arizona; sister, Diana Grace Fields and husband Dr. Thomas Fields of Canyon Lake, Texas; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, 1120 South Eighth Street, Kingsville, with Fr. Joseph Lopez as celebrant.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.
OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE WHITE FAMILY. PRAYING THAT THE GOOD LORD GIVE YOU COMFORT AND WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED....MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
YVONNE BARBOURKINGSVILLE, TX
A life well lived, a friend who will be greatly missed. A man well loved by many.
Thomas FieldsCanyon Lake, TX
Mr. White! I am so saddened by your passing. I loved you like a dad! You were so good with all of us kids at Driscoll ISD. You meant the world to so many, you impacted us in soooo many ways. I regret not keeping up with you And your beautiful family. Please know I will be praying for all of them. I know they will miss you so much. God Speed Mr. White! Live high in the sky! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
Michelle Galvan RichterSan Antonio, TX
Mr. White was an amazing man who touched the lives of those who knew him. His kindness, patience, and love for his students and those who worked with him were an example to all. I am so sad to hear of his passing, and I send prayers for his family and community.
Denise StatonKerrville, TX