O. E. White

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 29, 2009

O. E. White, 81, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather went home to be with the Lord on
July 27, 2009 in Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.
His funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2009, 10 a.m. at Prewitt’s Chapel in Hornbeck. Burial will be in Prewitt’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral
Home of Leesville. Visitation will begin at the church on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.
He was born in Winnsboro on October 14, 1927 to John “Pete” White and Carrie Russell White, one of 10
children. He was raised by his sister Aline and her husband Boice Guimbellot after the loss of his mother and father at an early age. O.E. lived a caring, generous, loving and spirit-filled life. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and
was inducted as one of the first of seven Chief Master Sergeants in U.S. military history at the rank of E-9, the rank at which he retired. He and his family traveled all over the world. They were blessed to visit many beautiful countries and make
many lifelong friends. His hobbies were fishing, camping and gold prospecting. He was politically conservative and loved to watch Fox News and the Weather Channel. Most of all, he loved making precious memories with his granddaughter and great
Survivors include one daughter, Judith Ann McDermott and husband Pat of Colleyville, Texas; granddaughter, Melissa Rae Wilkerson and husband Bill of Leesville; two great granddaughters, Lindsay Elise Wilkerson and Piper
Perry Wilkerson both of Leesville; one sister, Sallie Mae Guimbellot of Winnsboro; numerous nieces, nephews and his loving pet companion, “Dapple.”
On December 31, 1994, O.E. was preceded in death by his loving wife, after being
married for almost 60 years, Myrtle Judith Masters White. He was also preceded in death by his sisters and brothers. He was affectionately called “Unc” or Uncle O. E. by his nieces and nephews and called “Paw” by his special granddaughter. He
affectionately called all of the ladies in his family “honeypots,” which put a smile on their faces. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.mem.com.