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Floyd A. "Bud" White, 81, Granby, Mo., entered into rest on Jan. 19, 2018.
Bud was born Dec. 30, 1936, in Granby, the son of Arthur William and Nancy Marie (Vance) White and was a lifelong area resident. He was a teacher, coach, and bus driver for the East Newton School District. He proudly served in the U. S. Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. Bud also served as mayor and councilman for the City of Granby.
After retiring, he spent his time with family and was an avid bird watcher. Bud also spent time fishing and golfing with the best friends anyone could ask for.
Bud married his high school sweetheart, Retha "Mae" (Murphy), in 1958 and they celebrated 60 years of marriage.
In addition to Mae, additional survivors include four children, Laura Courtney and husband, Terry, of Granby, Steve White and fiance, Janet Scheppert, of Granby, Patty Krueger and husband, Mike, of Neosho, Mo., and Drs. Margaret Taylor and husband, Sam, of Ozark, Mo.; one sister, Mary Elizabeth "Sis" Channel; two brothers, Elton White and Bobby Dale White; eight grandchildren, Betsy Brown, Kristi White, Mark Krueger, Hannah Krueger, Glen White, Laramie White, Molly Taylor, and Emma Taylor; five great-grandchildren, Aubree, Amelia, Owen, Kiera, Claire, and the highly anticipated sixth great-grandchild, Camden Ray Krueger; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Nancy Lewis.
Full military rites and graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Granby Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive family and friends on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home in Granby. It was Bud's request that the casket be closed.
Contributions in memory of Bud may be made to the East Newton Charitable Foundation, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 26, Granby, MO, 64844.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.
Published on January 21, 2018
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