Clyde L. White, Jr., Age :70
Mar 28,1950---Nov 18,2020

Lenexa — Clyde L. White Jr., age 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 in his home, after a long battle with type II diabetes.

Clyde is survived by his amazing wife of 42 years, Josephine (Josie) White, 3 children: Derrick White, Devin White, and Erin D. White. Siblings: Ann Rochelle Hamilton, Darryl B White. He also leaves 2 grandchildren: Jasmine White and Gabrielle White, along with numerous family and friends.

Clyde is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the Navy for 3 years. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 28th, 1950 before relocating to Wichita, Kansas with his parents and 2 siblings in the late 1950s.

He loved music, especially blues and jazz, and he turned his passion for it into a vast collection of music and musical instruments. He loved cars and racing, car magazines, and always watched Formula One and Nascar.  He worked as a construction engineer who went from building Pizza Huts to Wal-Mart Super Centers to Darden Restaurants. He was an avid reader who loved books, the newspaper, magazines, and online articles. He also enjoyed engaging in political debates.

He loved to travel and visited nearly all 50 states and several countries abroad. He was well-cultured and accumulated a plethora of knowledge and a great appreciation for different cultures, religions, and people during his adventures.

He had a fantastic sense of style which was always apparent in his eclectic wardrobe. His pride in punctuality and attention to detail was only exceeded by his deep love and appreciation for his family. 

He was an amazing father, son, uncle, and brother who is remembered fondly for his wisdom, sense of humor, and tenacity in all things. It goes without saying that Clyde L. White Jr. was always an incredible supporter of his family and all those around him. He will be dearly missed.

A private service will be held this Friday, November 27th, 2020.




Misty Looking Horse, RN Nov 22 ,2020

friend/nurse ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Josie and family, I am saddened my dear buddy has passed away. He was truly a "gentle" man. I loved our conversations we had and will hold a place in my heart for him. May you be at peace knowing he will be watching over all the ones he loved. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Anne Collier Nov 22 ,2020

I am so sorry to hear this. I so enjoyed our unlikely email friendship back in the Bush administration days. My condolences Josie and the whole family.

Alison Paddock Nov 25 ,2020

Neighbor ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Dear Josie & family, My deepest condolences. I was saddened to hear of Clyde’s passing. Please let me know if there’s anything you need. Alison

Judith L Ross Nov 25 ,2020

friend ,Emporia ,Kansas

Dear Josie and family, I was so sorry to see of Clyde's passing. Clyde and you were my greatest supporters in helping me in my real estate career The years have gone so fast but I have thought of you both often. Clyde was so special and fun to be with, you were certainly blessed with one of the best. .

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