KNOX CITY – Sammy Baugh White, of Knox City, Texas, died Dec. 31, 2013.
A Celebration of Life service is 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at First Baptist Church in Knox City, with Bob Acree officiating. Family visitation is 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home in Knox City. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Knox City. He is now with his Lord and Savior.
Sammy B. was born Jan. 18, 1926 in Rule, Texas, to C. H. and Eva Baugh White. The family moved to Rochester where he attended school. His studies at Texas A&M were interrupted by World War II. He joined the U.S. Navy serving as Quartermaster on the USS Ammen in the Pacific Theatre. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and received the Philippine Liberation Victory medal. He returned to Texas A&M and graduated with the class of ’47.
Sammy B. married Winifred Walker on December 28, 1947; they were married for 63 years. He returned to Knox City after his graduation and farmed for over sixty years. He, also, retired as a social worker from the Texas State Department of Human Services
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Knox City, where he served as deacon and taught Sunday school for more than 53 years. He was a member and past president of the Knox City Lions Club and Knox City Country Club. He was a former city councilman. He also served on the board of directors of the O’Brien Co-op Gin and Rolling Plains Ground Water Conservation board.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred and grandson, Ross Baker. He was the last surviving member of the family of C.H. and Eva White.
Sammy B. is survived by his daughter, Karen White and husband, Ron, of Graham; daughter, Teresa Baker and husband, Bobby, of Weatherford; son, Sammy B. White Jr. and wife, Reneé, of Georgetown; grandchildren, Chris White and wife, Amy, Whitney Flack and husband, Allen, and Matt White, all of Dallas, and Samantha White and Meredith White, of Georgetown; and great-grandson, Charles Flack.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 355, Knox City, TX.
Smith Family Funeral Home