Pat White Obit Submitted by: June White
Pat White took a final sail on Monday, July 27, 2009. A longtime resident of Oklahoma City and Nichols Hills, Pat was born April 6, 1924, to Arthur and Blanche White in Ozark, MO. and moved to Tulsa as a child.
Pat graduated with the Tulsa Central Class of '42, enlisted in the US Coast Guard in 1943 and served on the USS Arthur Middleton in the South Pacific until 1946. He then attended and graduated from OSU. During the Korean Conflict, Pat served in the Navy on the USS Elder which was involved in the first hydrogen bomb test in the South Pacific.
On September 4, 1948 Pat and June Jester were married in Tulsa.
He dearly loved his family: wife, two daughters, two grandchildren, and five `greats".
Pat was a salesman for R.K. Black and Co. for many years. He was an honest business person; a dedicated Christian, serving Westminster Presbyterian Church as Deacon, Elder, and teacher; a faithful husband, and a loving father. In later life, he enjoyed creating furniture, stained glass, and jewelry. A longtime passion was sailing. He enjoyed many hours on Lake Hefner and as a member of the Oklahoma City Boat Club.
His parents, brother Jack, and an infant daughter preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, daughters and their dear husbands Jan and BIll Enos, Peggy and Fred Crump, granddaughter Polly and Sean Franke, grandson Patrick and Angela Enos, and great grandchildren Will, Reid, Drew, and Luke Franke, and Emily Enos.
His family is grateful for the care given by the OKC VA Medical Center and the Norman VA Center. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Westminster Deacon's Fund, Sunbeam Family Services or the Alzheimer's Association .
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4400 N. Shartel, Oklahoma City.
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