CHARLESTON--Richard “Bud” Allen White, 83, formerly of Charleston, Illinois, peacefully passed to his heavenly home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, July 29, 2019 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
At his request, an intimate celebration of his life was held immediately following his passing with family in attendance.
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Richard “Bud” White was born May 16, 1936, to Vourse and Jesse (Smith) White in Coffeen, Illinois. He married his college sweetheart, Mary Ann Cammin, on June 29, 1958, having met while both were attending Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. He is survived by his wife Mary, two children Robin (Sergio) Darmon of San Diego, CA, Mark (Karen) White of Stillwater, Oklahoma and four grandchildren – Alex Darmon, Sarah Darmon, Blake White, and Jesse White.
His thirty-plus year career in the Department of Elementary and Junior High Education at Eastern Illinois University was one of continual delight and enthusiasm. However, the greatest priority and sense of joy in Bud's life were his faith and family. His love for his family, his sincere faith, and his profound gratefulness for the many blessings in his life was a model to all of us.