James White

James Kent White

Tuesday, September 24th, 1946 - Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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James Kent White passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at the age of 73.  He was born September 24, 1946 in Lubbock, TX, the only child of Opal and A.J. White, Jr. who preceded him only recently in death.  James graduated from Lubbock High School and earned a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.  in Math Education.  He is survived by his wife Anna of 47 years and three children: Kurtis (Katherine) White of Austin, TX, Janna (Michael) Fletcher of Datchet near London, UK and Julie (Justin) Herrera of Leander, TX as well as four grandchildren: Frank and Theo Fletcher, Lorelai and Tyler Herrera.

James taught four years near Lubbock, then 30 years at Goliad HS/MS as well as a number of night courses for Victoria College.  He also worked two years as a lab analyst at Dupont in Victoria.  He was always able to make a dry subject entertaining and was many students’ favorite teacher.  In his retirement, although suffering from many health problems, he enjoyed writing a trivia column “Mullet Over” for weekly newspapers in seven states and competing in the Victoria Knowledge Bowl .  He was known for his humor and puns.

A Celebration of Life followed by a lunch and visitation will be held Wednesday November 27th at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church of Goliad.  Memorials may be made to the FUMC Memorial Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 10:30am
    First United Methodist Church ~ Goliad
    134 West Pearl Street
    GOLIAD, TX 77963
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    There will be a luncheon and visitation time following the service at the church.
  • Interment

    Glendale Cemetery
    E. Ward Street
    GOLIAD, TX 77963
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    Inurnment will follow at a later date


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Edward Harbin

Posted at 07:49pm
James was my best friend from the 2nd to the 5th grade, when my family moved, and we lost touch. A few years ago, he was kind enough to look me up and get in touch, and I enjoyed "Mullet Over" and his occasional updates otherwise. Well, it was a long time ago, but boyhood is the golden age of friendship, and there was no better friend than James. God willing, we'll all meet in heaven.
Edward Harbin

Ruth Dahlstrom

Posted at 02:41pm
Working with James was a joy. He was one of the funniest people I’ve ever known as well as one of the smartest. He is irreplaceable. Love to all the family.


Posted at 11:07am
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of this nice man. Prayers and sympathy for the family.

CTM Posted at 11:23pm

I don’t think I ever met this man, but his name sounds familiar. I lived in Victoria from 1976 - 1981. He sounds like a cool guy and I wish I could have known him.

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