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Ronnie Dean White

May 3, 1944 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Ronnie White Obituary

Ronnie Dean White of Spur, Texas, passed away on January 4, 2024, at the age of 79. As a faithful 70-year servant to Dickens County, Ronnie’s very name smells of the leather and red dirt of his beloved hometown. Recognized as a cowboy by anyone who saw him coming in his boots-and-hat gait, Ronnie’s dearest titles include Glenda’s husband, Dad, Poppy, Pop-Pop, Rappin’ Ron, Uncle Ron, and, most recently, G-Pop to mark his status as a great-grandfather. Only the luckiest of folks knew him by these names, but anyone could feel like family in Ronnie’s presence. This cowboy never met a stranger and never ran out of conversation. As a devoted believer in Jesus Christ, he is sure to be in paradise in this very instant, welcoming the company of the family of God with a big ole west Texas handshake. 

Ronnie was born at his family farm just east of Spur on May 3, 1944. After graduating from Spur High School in 1962, he only left his hometown for nine years of his life. During that time, he started his family’s Red Raider legacy by earning a degree in Ag Business from Texas Tech University. You don’t have to look far to see the impact of Ronnie White on Spur. He worked at Farmers Co-op Gin and was a trusted loan officer for First Ag Credit Union for two decades. He served on the Spur Food Pantry Board and Spur Housing Authority Board and was a Senior Citizens volunteer. You could also find him as Cowboy Santa, serving the Highway 70 Church of Christ, keeping show animals at “The Place” (also known as the Circle W), riding a horse, or offering a “Snowcone! Get your snowcone!” at the annual Fourth of July get-together. Ronnie loved team-roping and taking his sweetheart, Glenda, to barrel races for more than 15 years–where he was the groomsman for nearly every woman there, coaching his 3 sons in Little League and watching them become fathers and coaches themselves, and living out his motto “You gotta look good to play good” with the sharpest outfits (complete with the right cowboy hat for the right season). As much as he loved opening up presents, he loved shopping for his beautiful wife’s presents even more. You could never leave him without hearing a signature, “Y’all come see us!” Thankfully, we will always remember what this servant-hearted cowboy loved to do because he never shied away from posing for a picture while doing it all.

Ronnie is the son of the late Orville Dean and Amy Pearl Harrison White of Spur, TX, and husband to his loving wife Glenda Robertson White of Spur, TX. He has three sons: the late Brandon White (Letty) of Fort Davis, TX, Cody White (Nicole) of O’Donnell, TX, and Lance White (Melanie) of Pittsburgh, PA. Ronnie is the brother of three siblings: the late Max White (Amy) of Odessa, TX, Jim White (Judy) of Jayton, TX, and Janna White Smith (Wayne) of Dickens, TX. His eight  grandchildren include the following: Cortnee White, Ryder White, Jordan White Williamson (Avery), Logan White Bartels (Brenden), Quentin White, Vivian White, Ashley Molinar, and Wesley Molinar. Ronnie recently welcomed two great-grandsons, Banner Bartels and August Williamson. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends who are family by love, although not by birth.

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Services

Funeral Service
Sunday
January 7, 2024

2:00 PM
Spur Church of Christ
E. Hwy 70
Spur, TX 79370

Interment following funeral service
Sunday
January 7, 2024

Girard Cemetery
Co Rd 171
Girard, TX 79518

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