August 5, 1955 - November 16, 2020
Leonard D. White, son of the late Travis Phillip White and Lucille Mae (Bozarth) White, was born August 5, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri. Most of his childhood was spent in Springfield, Missouri and at the age of 12, the family moved to California. At the age of 16, Leonard and the family moved back to Missouri to Pulaski County. He began attending Waynesville High School and graduated. On March 24, 1973, Leonard was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Hall in Waynesville, Missouri. They shared over 47 years of marriage together and were blessed with four children: Charity, Leonard Phillip, Lura and Luke. In August of 1973, Leonard entered the United States Army and served his country faithfully until his retirement in 1993. He had attained the rank of Sergeant First Class and earned several awards and commendations; some of which include: Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal 6th Award, Meritorious Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/Num 3, National defense Service Medal 2nd Award, Overseas Service Ribbon w/Num 3, Retirement Lapel Button, and several other awards. During his time in the military, Leonard and the family were transferred to several different duty stations: Germany (3 tours), Ft. Knox, KY, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO (Drill Sergeant), and Ft. Polk, LA (where he retired from the military). After retiring from the military, Leonard and the family moved back to Waynesville where they have resided since. He began working for Detroit Tool in Lebanon and spent 17 years with the company. In his spare time, Leonard enjoyed being outdoors. You could find him either hunting, fishing, or working on the farm. His family was very important to him and he loved spending time with them whenever possible. Leonard passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, in his home having attained the age of 65 years. He will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by all those that knew and loved him. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Barbara; his three children, Charity Wilson (Chris) of Stoutland, MO, Lura Frenzel (John) of Waynesville, MO and Luke White of Waynesville, MO; six grandchildren: Zöe Jean Frenzel, John Ernest Frenzel, Jr., Jessica Rose White, Madison Ann Wilson, Luke Adrian White, and Cassandra Shackelton (Josh); three sisters, Katherine Martin (Bill) of Ravendon Springs, AR, Tena Pierce of Maynard, AR, and Janice Henson of Reyno, AR; his brother, David White of Maynard, AR; his mother-in-law, Betty Hall of Crocker, MO; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by one son: Leonard Phillip White; twin infant brothers; four brothers: Darrell, Wesley, Arley and Edwin; father-in-law: Arnold Hall, Sr.; and one sister: Angela Ray. Services were held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 in the Memorial Chapel of Richland, Missouri with Pastor Ernie Miller officiating. The songs “Daddy’s Hands”, “Daddy Never Was a Cadillac Kind of Man”, “Go Rest High on that Mountain”, “When I Get Where I’m Going” and “I’ll See You Again” were played. Serving as escorts were Barry Hall, Vernon Frenzel, John Frenzel, Sr., Anthony DeBar, John Frenzel, Jr., Chris Wilson, Chris Hall, and Josh Hall. Serving as honorary escorts were Mark Minor and Bret Heimness. Burial followed in the Bethany Cemetery near Crocker, Missouri.
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