Thomas Wayne White

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After a long battle with Parkinson’s disease dementia, Tom White died on May 21, 2019.

Thomas Wayne White was born October 11, 1951, to Thomas “Bud” and Nelda Chapman White. He attended Roscoe Wilson Elementary, Hutchinson Junior High, Lubbock High, and Hardin-Simmons University. Tom married his childhood sweetheart, Peggy Dennis, on July 15, 1972. Tom and Peg were partners in Dennis Bros. Printers from 1976 until 2012.

Tom truly had a servant’s heart. He was a deacon at Indiana Ave. Baptist Church, a District Governor for the Lions of District 2-T2, President of the Lubbock Lions Club, and President and Ambuc of the Year for the Downtown Chapter of the American Business Club. His greatest love, however, was going on over 25 mission trips with university students to rebuild churches in California, Wyoming, Utah, and Louisiana. He and friend Bill Todd once traveled halfway across the country to deliver a baptistry.

Tom loved to play golf, hunt, and watch the Rangers, but most of all participate in the activities of his four sons, Ben, Joshua, Andy, and Matt, of whom he could not have been prouder.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Robert and Barbara Dennis, his sister-in-law Jackie Dennis, and his brother-in-law Jon Randles. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his sons, Thomas Benjamin, Joshua Hayes, Robert Andrew (Kayse), and Matthew McLain (Shayna); his beloved grandchildren, Anna, Thomas McLain, Aplin, Cameron, Penelope, Radigan “Thunder,” and Alexa. He is also survived by his siblings, Ken White, Nancy Weber, Jill England (Bobby), and Dan White; in-laws Bobby Dennis (Karen), Nancy Moran (Bruce), Jane Hager (Lawson), and Kelly Randles; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special thanks for the love and support from lifelong friend Dr. Wayne McNeil.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel. Graveside services will be Friday, May 24, at 3:30 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery, and a memorial service will be held at on Saturday, May 25, at 1:00 p.m. at Indiana Ave. Baptist Church.


Memorials can be made to the Texas Lions Foundation, PO Box 64881, Lubbock, TX 79464.


7 thoughts on “Thomas Wayne White”

  1. You have my deepest sympathy. May God comfort you by means of his word, prayer and the loving support of family and friends. Psalms 147:3

  2. Tom was a good Christian man. I pray that the Lord’s peace be with you all. I know that it gives your entire family great comfort knowing that Tom is eternally in God’s presence.

  3. PEGGY and family— so sorry to hear about Tom. What a great person and wonderful friend. Tom was one of a kind and I know he will be missed. God bless you all —
    Larry Moss

  4. Tom always had a warm smile and firm handshake whenever I would see him at church or when I was walking my dog in the Waters neighborhood. He lived his life for the Lord and always followed in His footsteps. Tom was my roommate at the Promise Keepers weekend in Dallas back in the 90’s. That was a very rewarding weekend for all who went. My condolences to the White family and to all who loved him.

    Bill Staton

  5. Barbara Baldwin

    Peggy, so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I have so many memories of y’all from LBA meetings, picnics, and golf outings. Tom truly had a servants heart. Thinking about you and your boys during this time. Prayers! Barbara Andrews Baldwin (NTS).

  6. Sarah McKinnon

    I was saddened to read of Tom’s passing. I remember many years ago when he helped with our 9:30 mission trips. He was a blessing to all of the college students during those years in sharing his love for the Lord.

    Our thoughts and prayers our with your family!

    The McKinnon Family

  7. Tom was my favorite on mission trips! I got to ride in his suburban several times. He had such a great heart.

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