Richard "Bud" White, 83, of Stillwater, OK, formerly of Coffeen, died on Monday, July 29, 2019, surrounded by his family.
Mr. White's family held a private celebration of life immediately following his death.
Mr. White was born on May 16, 1936, in Coffeen, to Vourse and Jesse (Smith) White. He married his college sweetheart, Mary Ann (Cammin) on June 29, 1958. The couple met while both were attending Greenville College in Greenville.
Mr. White was employed as a professor in the Department of Elementary and Junior High Education at Eastern Illinois University for thirty-plus years. His career was one of continual delight and enthusiasm. Mr. White's greatest priorities were his faith and family. His love for his family, his sincere faith and his profound gratefulness for the many blessings in his life were a model to all who knew him.
Mr. White is survived by his wife; two children, Robin (Sergio) Darmon of San Diego, CA and Mark (Karen) White of Stillwater, OK; and four grandchildren, Alex Darmon, Sarah Darmon, Blake White and Jesse White.