White, Gene Autry

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

United Methodist Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the American Cancer Society


Gene Autry White of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on Friday, October 23, 2015, having reached the age of seventy-seven years, six months and eight days. Gene was born in Steele, MO, on April 15, 1938, son of John Clifford White and Zubie White nee Pickens.

Gene is survived by his nephews, Paul Prince and wife, Lynn, of St. Clair, MO, Joey Gunn and special friend, Rita Meyers, of Villa Ridge, MO, John White and wife, Pam, of Mexico, MO, David White and wife, Cheryl, of Beaufort, MO, and Trey Hicks of Inman, SC; by his nieces, Wanda Woodruff and husband, Larry, of St. Clair, LeeAnn Ochoa of Perry, MO, Marilyn Overby and husband, Terry, of Kingdom City, MO, Traci Jennings of Fulton, MO, and Ashley Hicks of Inman, SC; by one brother-in-law, John Hicks of Inman, SC; by one sister-in-law, Sue White of Mexico, MO; by great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, John and Zubie White; by his brother, Tom White, and by his sisters, Reba Gunn and Linda Hicks.

Gene was a Christian, believing in the Lord as his Savior. He loved attending Crabapple's Sunday Service and hardly ever missed. For about twenty-five years he did various jobs for Hoffman's Towing and Service in St. Clair, MO. Gene loved fishing, dogs of all kinds and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. Gene favorite pastime was making friends and visiting with others. He was considered the unofficial doorman at Crabapple Village for he enjoyed greeting and speaking to folks as they came in. What meant most to Gene was time spent with family and friends. The love and fellowship they shared will forever live in their hearts.

A kind and loving uncle, great and great-great-uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with his nephew, Paul Prince, officiating. Interment was in the United Methodist Cemetery in St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.