Lawrence Anthony White

Lawrence Anthony White


White, Lawrence Anthony Major USAF, retired, 76, died December 27, 2009. He was born in Camden, SC on March 17, 1933 to Thomas Britton White Sr and Winonah McCoy White. The youngest of four brothers, he grew up on the family farm, graduated from Bishopville High School, SC and earned his degree from Clemson University. Larry was a U.S. Air Force pilot for 20 years. He could fly anything and flew many types of aircraft including tankers, C130s, and fighter jets earning, among other honors, the Distinguished Flying Cross for service as a fighter pilot in Vietnam. He retired to Phoenix in 1976 and joined his brother-in-law John Wikle, in business. He enjoyed volunteering at John C. Lincoln Hospital and was a faithful auxiliary member for many years. His love for family and friends was unconditional. He leaves behind his wife of 36 years Marian Wikle White, daughters Marjorie Carnahan (Darrell) and three grandchildren of Phoenix and Laurie Bergren (Dr. John) and two grandchildren of Petersburg, Alaska. Larry loved and was very proud of all five grandchildren: Clara, Maggie, DJ, Caddie and Ellie. He also leaves his oldest brother Thomas Britton White, Jr. (Isabel) and sisters-in-law Salome White of Camden and Ann White of Weatherford, OK and numerous nephews and nieces. Two brothers preceded him in death, Averil McCoy White of Camden and Harold White of Weatherford. Interment will be at the National Cemetery, corner of Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak Rd at 9:00 am, Saturday, January 2, 2010. Memorial service will also be on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ.


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