October 26, 1940 – November 14, 2020
Thomas Albert White of Lamar, MO passed away on Saturday November 14, 2020. He was born October 26, 1940 in Golden City, MO to Cordis and Myrtle Voorhees White. He went to school in Golden City until 11th grade when he attended Lamar High School. Thomas married Janice Marie Cowardin on June 10, 1967. He served in the US Army and then went on to work for Leggett and Platt for 40 years. He was a member of First Christian Church of Lamar. He was also a long time member of the Kiwanis and volunteered to sell popcorn on the square during the fair each year and delivered apples to the grade schoolers. He was always cracking jokes. Thomas loved to bowl and spent many hours at the bowling alley.
He is survived by his wife of the home, two brothers, John White and Jack (Pat) White both of Lamar, MO; a sister, Helen Burr of Lamar, MO; 2 sisters-in-law, Nancy White of Jasper, MO and Carolyn Noyes of Liberal, MO; and two brothers-in-law, Larry Cowardin of Carl Junction, MO and Bruce (Donna) Cowardin of Frontenac, KS. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Bill, Don and Ray White, and niece Tina.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to First Christian Church of Lamar, MO.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Monday November 23, 2020 at Konantz Warden Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.