Funeral services for Russell Earl White, 64, of Bryan and formerly of Madison County, were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at Madisonville Funeral Home. The Rev. Patricia When-Glowski, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiated the service and interment followed in the Madisonville City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Bill White, John Deal, Charles Turner, Bubba Norman, Randy Bullard and Richard Wakefield.
Russell Earl White was born on June 13, 1952 in Houston to Earl Simpson & Betty (Woodburn) White. He was raised in Madisonville. In 1970, Russell graduated from Madisonville High School and later received a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University. Russell was a cowboy and had been his whole life. He would do any and all types of cattle work for anyone who needed his assistance. Being a cowboy was his passion and Russell loved it. In his spare time, he especially enjoyed target shooting with his son and spending time with his grandchildren. Russell was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Madisonville and had lived in Bryan since 2001.
Russell passed away on Jan. 19, 2017 at his home. He was preceded in death by his son, David White, in 1993. Surviving family members include father, Earl White (Martha) of Madisonville; mother, Betty White of Bryan; wife, Lucinda White of Bryan; son, Steven White (Regina) of Bryan; brother, Mike White (Madie) of Richardson and grandchildren, Jackson and Allison White.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The 100 Club, 5555 San Felipe St., Suite 1750, Houston, Texas 77056-5527 or www.the100club.org.
Madisonville Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Please log onto www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family on the online memorial guestbook.