In Memory

Fredrick Franklin 'Frank' White (St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1948

Fredrick Franklin 'Frank' White

March 3, 1930 - July 23, 2017

Fredrick White, 87, beloved Father, was called to his eternal resting place on Sunday, July 23, 2017. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 10:00am in the Buffalo Gap Cemetery, officiated by Marcy Grun, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25, from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home in Tuscola.

He entered this world on March 3, 1930, in Senora, TX, born to Fred and Velma (Smith) White. 


He graduated from South Taylor County High School in 1948. He met Nora Faye Wells in San Angelo, Texas and married her on June 10, 1949. Nora was the love of his life for 66 years and he missed her every day since her death February 17, 2015.

He was drafted and served in the Army from 1953 - 1955. He was stationed in El Paso, Texas at Fort Bliss. While stationed at Fort Bliss, their first son, Freddie was born on April 16, 1954. After Frank's tour of duty, they relocated to Abilene, where Frank's career began in the oil fields of Texas. Their second son, Dennis was born on February 17, 1957. Then, their daughter Debbie was born on September 22, 1964. 

Frank and Nora moved to Tuscola where he started White's Well Service and Sanco Transport Company in 1960. He was a major contributor in the oil industry for 30 years. 

Frank loved to spend time at the lake with his family. He and Nora liked to travel and spent many hours on the roads across the United States. He enjoyed time with neighbors, friends, and in his recent years, watching Polka every Saturday. Frank loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grand children. He will leave a void in the lives of those who knew and loved him. His storytelling will live in the hearts of those who knew him forever. 


He is survived by his son, Dennis White and wife Vickie, of Winters, Texas; daughter, Debbie Schroeder and husband David of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter-in-law, Bonnie White of Tuscola; brother, Oscar White, of Tuscola; sister, Nellie Vatcher of Victorville, Ca; six grandchildren, Lyle White and wife Catherine, Cody White, Natasha Hogue and husband Jeff, Kyle White and wife Stephanie, Kimberly Joeris and husband Anthony and Lauren Buck and ten great grandchildren . He is survived by many loved ones, and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Velma and Fred White, wife, Nora White (2016), and son, Freddie White (2007).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Encompass Home Health Care, Sabrina Cabrera, and Brandon Ford for their many hours of dedicated love and service to Frank and the family.