Michael Kirk White
Michael K. White, 64, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Mike was born in Kansas City and graduated from Center Senior High School in 1967. During his youth, his was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, achieving his Eagle rank and took the name of Little Crazy Horse in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Mike continued his passion for Boy Scouts as an adult, helping many young men achieve higher ranks in the organization.
He married his high school sweetheart, Linda in 1968 and had a glorious 44 years together. In 1973, Mike became an office supply salesman but found his true calling in 1993 when he joined Reece/Nicholas.
Mike’s greatest joy in life was accompaning his only daughter, Jennifer, through many school activities including choir, flag corps and Players 58, for which he helped create the parent support organizations. Mike and Linda’s involvement with these kids was the foundation to the creation of The Whitehouse Gang. This gang and all of its members became a very important part of Mike’s life.
In 1997, Mike joined The Benevolent Order of Elks; Lodge 26. During his years as an Elk, Mike and Linda made many friends. He helped bring Boy Scout Troop which was a special needs troop to the Elks for sponsorship. Mike earned the Marvin Louis award in Boy Scouting in 1999 while he was serving as secretary for the Elks organization.
Mike suffered from a stroke in 2000 which forced him to retire and lead a life very different from the one he knew. The past five and a half years, Mike greatest joy was watching his two granddaughters grow.
Mike was a strong, loyal man who loved God, Country and Family. He cherished the friends from his youth and the many memories shared between them of fishing, camping and scouting.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents Albert “Jack” and Bessie Kirk White, his sister, Shirley Pierce, his father-in-law Robert K. Albright and his nephew Jeff Davis.
He is survived by wife, Linda Albright White, his daughter, Jennifer and her husband Ted Willard, and his granddaughters Emma Frances and Leah Kathryn. He is also survived by his brother Alan Jerry, his sister, Patricia Hallaba, mother-in-law Shirley Albright, dear friend John Heflin and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 3:00-4:00pm and services at 4:00pm on Mondsay¸ April 22, 2013 at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice