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J. Carl White

October 18, 1946 — June 19, 2023

Jamie Carlis White went home to his Lord and Savior on June 19, 2023, at the age of 76.

Memorial services will be held at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.

Carl was born to J.E. White and Verna (Beaty) White on October 18, 1946, in Comanche, Texas.  The son of a distinguished Air Force Colonel, he spent his formative years in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where amidst the sharp coastal winds he developed a mind and wit in kind.  After graduating high school in 1964 at just 17 years old, he moved to Lubbock, Texas to attend Texas Tech University and pursue a degree in both business and psychology.  It was there he married the love of his life, Delila, and together the two embarked on a remarkable 57-year love affair that culminated in a beautiful family encompassing their three children, five grandchildren, and the countless souls they welcomed into their home with open arms.

Carl was many things during his life - husband, father, teacher, student, and friend - but above all, he was a follower of Christ who devoted his life to spreading the Good News, both at home and abroad.  His ministry truly began in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1978.  From there, the depth of his testimony was matched only by its breadth; he led congregations across Kentucky, New Mexico, and Texas; served as a missionary to Rome and joined missionary excursions to South Africa; and made frequent visits to maximum security prisons in Mexico, where he ministered words of grace, forgiveness, and salvation. He also served as Senior Pastor of the Epicenter, and sat on the board of Frontline Ministries since 2016.  An unabashed entertainer, he found no greater joy than spreading the gospel through stories only slightly embellished to fit the sermon.  Beyond his discipleship, he was an avid historian, loved all things cars, and was at his happiest driving his motor home.  Carl's legacy is that of a kind and sweet man, who will be remembered as a wise teacher, a beloved patriarch, and a servant to his community.  He will be dearly missed. 

Jamie Carlis White is survived by his wife, Delila Ann, and their three children, Kelly Adams and her husband Mike, Jamie Jones and her husband Shane, Stephen White and his wife Brandi; his five grandchildren, Megan, Sam, Andrew, Caiden, and Ryan; and his sister, Pamela Johnson.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lampasas Mission, 910 E. Fourth St, Lampasas, TX, 76550

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel and Cremations

201 E 3rd St, Lampasas, TX 76550

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