George Gyron White went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, August 4, 2017, in Lubbock.
Gyron White was born in Lubbock, TX, on December 23, 1946, to George and Dessie White. He grew up in Phillips, TX, where he would attend school and eventually graduate from Phillips High School in 1965. Gyron loved being a Phillips Blackhawk where he excelled at basketball and football. The friendships he made there were among his closest and longest lasting. He then moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University, where he was active in the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He would eventually become a lifetime entrepreneur which started with his purchase of The Hickory Inn Restaurant in Lubbock. He would go on to own such businesses as an oil field supply company, dry cleaners, and laundromats. Gyron never believed the only important part of his businesses was to make money, instead he was more invested in impacting the lives of his employees and customers. Gyron was beloved by many, but most of all cherished by his family. Family came first in his life, as Gyron’s greatest joy was to hear the laughter of his wife, children, and grandchildren. He loved his wife, Diane, and considered it his greatest honor getting to spend his life with her.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law, Phyllis Perry; and his granddaughter, Ashleigh Wilson.
Gyron is survived by his wife of 38 years, Diane; children, Joel and his wife, Tara of San Antonio, TX; Chad and his wife, Patty of Blanco, TX; Melissa, his only daughter of Lubbock, TX; and Michael and his wife, Megan of Lubbock, TX; grandchildren, Chelcie, Carlos, Blake, Jacy, Clarke, Britton, Bragen, M.J., and Reese. He is also survived by his brother, Alton Hall and his wife, Linda; and father-in-law, Carl Perry.