Willard Lee White

April 8, 1929March 24, 2018

Willard Lee White, age 88, of Liberty, Missouri, formerly of Raytown, Missouri, passed away on Saturday March 24, 2018. Willard was born April 8, 1929 in Bosworth, Missouri. He graduated from Bosworth High School in 1946. After high school, Willard went to work for Santa Fe Railroad as a fireman on a steam locomotive. The locomotive is now on display in Burlington, Iowa. Later, he joined the Army and served as a Master Sergeant during the Korean War. After the war he married Mary Jane Gallatin in 1954 and they spent 58 wonderful years together before her passing in January of 2012. He retired from Growth Industries and enjoyed years of traveling and restoring John Deere Tractors. He is survived by one son, Kevin White; one daughter, Kelley (Alan) Heitmann; one daughter-in-law, Judy White; four grandchildren, Kevin (Amber) White, Rachel (Anthony) DelaFuente, Lee Michael "Mikey" White, and Allison Heitmann (Ryan Parker); five great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.


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Mary Dobbins

March 31, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Willard in a long time. He and My husband Les worked together for years at Growth Industries. We used to see each other at all the events that Growth had for employees and families. He had come to an Open House at NCS Precision Mfg. in Shawnee to see the business that Les had started while he still worked for Growth. Memories of long ago. May God bless and comfort the family as only He can.
Mary Dobbins

C. Rudolph

March 25, 2018

I send my condolence to the family of Willard Lee White. May happy memories of Willard bring you comfort as we await the fulfillment of Acts 24:15, which gives us hope to be reunited with our dead loved ones.