L.C. White Obit

Hunt Co Cemeteries of Tx

Submitted by Brandon Darrow


             L.C. White, 76, brother of W.B. White of this city, for more than 20 years Justice of the Peace at Campbell and well known throughout this section, died at this home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, following a short illness.  Mr. White had been confined to his bed two days, however, he had been in ill health several weeks.  His death came as a shock to members of the family and friends throughout the county.

            Funeral services were conducted at the Campbell Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon by the pastor.  Services were in charge of Greenville Lodge No. 87, I.O.O.F. of which Judge White was a member.  Burial followed at the cemetery at Campbell.

            Judge White was born near Gadsden, Alabama, June 16, 1853, and came to Texas in 1870, settling at Jefferson.  The following year he moved near Lone Oak, settling on a prairie in a section then uninhabited.  He later moved to Campbell where he had resided since.  Sept. 27, 1877, he was married to Miss Laura Downing.

            Judge White was one of the most popular men in Hunt County and a loading citizen of Campbell where he had served as Justice of the Peace for more than twenty years.  Immediately after his arrival at Campbell to make his home, he began to take an interest in affairs for the betterment of that community and throughout the years maintained that interest.  In his years of service as Justice of the Peace, he has presided with satisfaction, this being evident in the number of times that he has been honored in being selected to the post.  His policy was to preside with fairness to all and special privileges to none and he rendered his duties where punishment was needed and to be liberal in cases where he thought that this policy would serve best.  It might be said that in all the years of service as Justice of the Peace, he made no enemies but many friends.

            In taking an active interest in civic enterprises from the beginning of the establishment of his home at Campbell and being ever anxious to serve his community, Judge White quickly sprang into prominence as a leading citizen.  He did not confine his efforts to the office in which he was serving, but he found an opportunity to be of service to his community by giving of his time and valuable advise on occasions when anything for the advancement of the community was brought to his attention.

            As a church worker, Judge White was diligent.  He was an active member of the Campbell Methodist church and followed closely the...all times for the betterment of his church.  He was a frequent visitor to this city and was known and admired by many citizens here.  He was a member of the Fred Ende Lodge No. 87, I.O.O.F. and delighted in attending its meetings, taking an active part in the work that came before this lodge.

            Judge White's life was one of service to humanity.  On many occasions, he presided as Justice of the Peace in hearing cases that were unjust and he gave his verdict accordingly.  He was charitable and kind, friendly and in love with his fellow man.  In this death, Campbell and Hunt County loses one of their most noble citizens.

            Surviving are the following children:  Norman D. and Lester White of Dallas, Mrs. A.D. Etheridge of Campbell, and Mrs. Ernest Etheridge, near Neyland.  One child died in infancy.  He is also survived by a brother, W.B. White of this city, and twenty one grandchildren.