Aaron Leon


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Aaron Leon White

Jul 18 1933 - Jan 17 2010

Aaron Leon White, born July 18, 1933, in Ft. Washita, Oklahoma, to Aaron Debs and Katie Louise (Berry) White, passed away on January 17, 2010. He married Shirley Jean Haynes, December 12, 1953, in Durant, Oklahoma. Leon was born again on August 14, 1945 at the Folsum Highway (Rock Creek) Baptist Church and baptized in Chuckwa Creek. He loved and lived for the Lord and became a licensed minister on August 16, 1972 at Weston Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon at King Memorial Baptist Church in McKinney, Texas, on February 28, 1982. He was a deacon and member of Silo Baptist Church in Silo, Oklahoma. Leon was a faithful servant to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His strength and faith in the Lord gave him the ability to be an inspiration and friend to many dear friends, loved ones, and young people. You were never around him long before he would ask, “do you know my Jesus”? He was a beam of sunshine with his jokes, uplifting attitude, and laughter. His compassionate heart always saw the needs of others and he served the Lord eagerly through anything he did in life. He was proud to be a veteran of the United States Army and loved his country. He was a charter member of Carrollton Masonic Lodge #1400 and a 50 year mason. He was a 32 degree mason, Knights Templar, and Shriner. He was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star and held the grand cross for his work with the Rainbow Girls. His love and compassion for children was displayed in his work with many helped by the Shriners’ organization. Leon worked in the aviation industry for 20 years and retired from teaching at McKinney ISD. He loved working with young people and they loved him. He was caring, straight forward, and a disciplinarian in the lives of at risk youth who needed leadership in their lives. He was a faithful and loving husband and father and always provided for his wife and family. His work ethic and service for the Lord was a wonderful and true blessing to them. He loved and was loved compassionately by his family. Leon is survived by his wife; children, Aaronia Baxley and husband David, Marchalee White, Leontynne Hall and husband Ricky, and Lance White and wife, Jill; grandchildren, Kena Baxley, Corey Baxley, Jordan White, Seth White, Lauren White, Cameron Hall, and Katie Hall; great grandchildren, Gunter Baxley, Mikayla Baxley, Colte Baxley, and Weston Baxley; brother, Mack White and wife, Sandra, of Athens, Texas; aunt, Alma Jones of Kaufman, Texas; his beloved Aunt Mattie Hammel of Durant, Oklahoma; beloved and best friends, The Ray Bona family; “The Kids”, Jeff and Carolyn Weibling; and a host of precious nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends. He was preceded in death by parents, A.D. and Louise White; sisters, Helen Bond and Lois Terrell; and infant grandson, Jacob White. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at Silo Baptist Church in Silo, Oklahoma, with Dr. David Baxley and Bro. Buddy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Silo. The family will receive friends during a visitation at 6:00p.m. Tuesday evening at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Silo Baptist Church, 1379 Church Rd., Durant, Oklahoma 74701 or Texas Baptist Children’s Home, Waxahachie, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.
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