Dateline: November 20, 2003


Graveside services for Robert Sidney White, age 95, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2003, in Citizens Cemetery with Rev. James Ivey Edwards, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon, officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. White died Wednesday, November 12, 2003, in Clarendon.  He was born July 29, 1908, in Clarendon.  He attended Clarendon public schools and Clarendon College before graduating from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.  He was a long time resident of Fort Worth before moving to Claude.  He moved from Claude to Clarendon approximately 15 months ago. 

He married Willie Glenn Parten in 1936 at Clinton, Oklahoma.  She preceded him in death on March 1, 1998. 

He was in the banking business for most of his life before his retirement. He was a US Army veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Clarendon Masonic Lodge, and the Al Morah Shrine Club.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Hall, in 2000; and three brothers, Harold White in 1984, and Frank and Glenn White in 1986.

Survivors include one sister, Marjorie Benson and husband Lloyd of Clarendon; a niece, Janice Martin of Golden, Colorado; and a nephew, Dr. Bernie L. Benson of Claude.

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