August 24, 1946 ~ May 26, 2014
Cedar Hill -- William "Bill" Hays White of Cedar Hill, 67 passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 surrounded by family and close friends. Celebration of Life: Never wanting a fuss or sadness, Bill requested a celebration of fun and laughter at his barn. It will be held on Saturday May 31, at 4:00 pm at his place in Cedar Hill. BYOB and plenty of scratch-offs. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Texas DPS Troopers Foundation, 5821 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752 or www.dpstf.org. Bill was born August 24, 1946 in Bryan/College Station Texas. Bill, also known as "Bull" to his 6 doting granddaughters, graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in 1964, and from Texas A&M University in 1968. Larger than life, Bill lived more in his 67 years than most people could in three lifetimes. He always said he had done the three things all little boys dreamed of doing someday; he was a policeman, rodeo cowboy and rodeo clown, and "ran away with the circus" (worked for theme parks). "Wild Willie" as he was affectionately called in his rodeo days, was an undercover narcotics agent for the Texas Highway Patrol for many years and then worked for Silver Dollar City - Branson, MO and retired from Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor in Arlington in 2007. Bill is preceded in death by his son, John Wesley White and parents, Spike and Darnell White (Kanakuk Kamps) of Branson, MO. Survivors: Bill is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Linda. He always said she was the first girl he ever kissed (8th grade) and she would be the last. He left this world hand in hand with his sweet "Jingles". Bill is also survived by his sons, Cody White and wife, Lori of Brentwood, TN, Scooter Stone and wife, Terri of Pearland, TX; daughter, Lisa Stone of Wichita Falls, TX; granddaughters, Ashlynn, Kate, Lauren, Megan, Amber, and Morgan; brothers, Bob White and wife Mev of Bryan, TX, Joe White and wife, Debbie Jo of Branson, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233
Linda, I am so sad that you did not get to live out the rest of your life with your Bill. There is some softening of the pain to know that you did have many years with the love of your life, which he certainly was. I am glad I got to meet the infamous Bull last summer at Russ’ funeral. Please know that I am thinking about you and know that you will be surrounded by your wonderful family and Bill’sâ€¦.I love you “sister”.
So sorry to heR of Bill’s passing. Remember him when we were young having so much fun. My prayers are with you Nd your family. May The Lord grant you peace.
I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers. You are a strong woman and in time the pain will ease. Just know that you are loved by all.
Dear Linda, I am so sorry about Bill. He was so nice and fun to talk to at Russ’s funeral. I believe we would have been great in-laws, if things had been different. I am so glad you found happiness with Bill. I always thought you deserved to be in a happy household, cause you always made me happy to be around you. Bill appeared to love you dearly and you made him happy. I am so glad you both found each other again after so many years and had those wonderful years together. I will keep you in my prayers and will always love my bridesmaid sister-in-law! You are a strong person who has the ability to survive (watched you do it, several times!) and I feel Bill wants you to grieve, but keep going. Healing is not forgetting, it just dulls the loss. Think of the good times, so your heart can smile in between the sorrow! Love ya!
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral
Linda and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He truly lived a fulfilling life. May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
Mark & Maryann,
Jimmy & Michelle,
Linda, just looked up Bill on inter net…..wanted to share with him a double album I just recorded….shocked and broke my heart to find out about his passing…time got away….my condolences..though I only shared a brief time with you, I know how much Bill loved you and I love you as my sister….would love to share stories with you…please call …I have dual residences now ..the ranch at Pontotoc and a place in Georgetown…..would love to come visit you and see Bill s place again….Bill and I both have lived far out lives….fate cheated us out of being together the latter part of our lives …..my cell # 325 248 3042 love you wish you many happy days to come