Stanley J. White, 78, resident of Hawthorne passed away on July 28 at Renown Hospital in Reno after a long illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1936 at home in Weleetka, Okla.
Stanley came to Babbitt, Nev. with his parents, Lawson and Anna White, in early September 1942. Shortly after arriving he entered first grade in the Hawthorne Elementary School. Stan graduated from MCHS in the class of 1954. He was very active in sports as a high school student, earning All-State Football recognition. He attended one year of college in Coffeyville, Kan. on an athletic scholarship.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1955 and served three years in the paratroopers. He was stationed in Germany over two years. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Nevada where he worked many years in various casinos located in Hawthorne and the Lake Tahoe and Reno/Sparks areas.
During Stan’s young adult years, he belonged to the Rodeo Cowboys Association. He participated in steer wrestling and team roping.
Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and his parents.
He is survived by two sisters: Kathryn White Belmont and Joan Richards McGowan; a son, Lawson McCullah (Kerry) of Dayton, Nev.; stepsons: Glenn, Ross and Michael Chenault; nephews: Steve (Karla) Belmont; Philip (Stacey) Belmont; Scott (Vickie) Belmont; Bob (Cia) Stockwell and Tim (Martha) Stockwell and niece Diane Stockwell (David) Arakelian.
He is remembered with much love and appreciation for his generous nature by his family and friends.
Burial is under the auspices of Neptune Society in Reno.