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Thomas Coleman White, Jr.

Memorial for Thomas Coleman White, Jr.

Born in Houston, Texas on Sep. 21, 1926
Departed on Dec. 13, 2015 and resided in Houston, TX.
Service: Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
11:00 am
Cemetery: Greenlawn Memorial Park
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Thomas "Tommy" Coleman White, Jr., 89, of Houston, Texas, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 with family at his side. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Thomas was born September 21, 1926 in Houston, TX to Thomas C. and Doris White. He attended Texas City Central High School where he played football, and was a member of the 1943 Championship Basketball team. He graduated in 1944 and went on to enlist in the Army during World War II, where he was an aircraft mechanic stationed in the Philippines. Afterwards, he attended Tyler Junior College where he played football. Thomas went on to earn his Masters degree in Physical Education from the University of Houston. He worked as a football coach and teacher until his
retirement. He was an avid golfer and continued to play until only two years prior to his passing. He also enjoyed watching football and basketball. Thomas is survived by his wife, Elaine White; three daughters from his first marriage, Leslie Elliott, Sharon Allen, and Cara Butler; four grandchildren, Chelsea Elliott Campbell, Christopher Elliott, Zachary Butler and Coleman Butler; two great-grandchildren Kyle Campbell and Will Campbell. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters, Evelyn and Doris Ann.


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