Philip Albert White

Philip Albert White, of League City, passed away at his home in League City, Texas on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the age of 72. He was born on July 29, 1947 in Houston, Texas to Grady and Willie Ruth White.

Philip enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 where he achieved the rank of sergeant and proudly earned his Rifle Expert Badge, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal for service during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, Philip enrolled at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX where he was a member of the AIChE and the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. Philip graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and worked as a Chemical Engineer for 41 years until his retirement in 2015. In retirement, Philip spent his time pursuing his diverse interests, which included spending time with his grandchildren, story-telling, playing and listening to music, watching movies (especially Disney, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy), hunting, golf, surfing, motorcycles, fishing, driving, vacations, and airplanes. He was also a diverse foodie, freely moving between haute cuisine and corn dogs; between sushi and summer sausage.
Family and friends of Philip would describe him as warm, happy-go-lucky, a forgiving man who held no grudges, optimistic, humble, patriotic, intelligent, faithful and faith-filled.
Preceded in death by his son, Steven Philip White, parents, Grady and Willie Ruth White, and sister, Barbara White.

Philip is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Josie Marie White; daughter Julie Truman and her husband, Michael Truman II; daughter Beth Bass and her husband, Billy Bass; and grandchildren Aspen Truman, Evy Truman, Isaac Bass, Cali Truman, Luke Bass, Hannah Bass, Cassidy Truman, and Mary-Elizabeth Truman;ย  sister Marilyn Guidry and her husband, John Guidry; and his niece and nephews.

A Ceremony will be announced at a later date with interment at Houston Veterans Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77038
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Maryโ€™s Catholic Church, 1612 E. Walker Street, League City, Texas, 77573.


  1. We love you all dearly and are praying for God to wrap his arms around each and every one you and give you sweet peace and comfort.
    Love, Donny and Missy

    Missy Childs
  2. So sorry Philip had to leave this earth too soon. We know he is certainly resting in peace now. He was a kind & gently soul who will be missed by many. Our thoughts & Prayers are with Josie & family. โœ๏ธ

    Karen & Doug Chappell
  3. Another one of my Brothers and Sir Knights to assist Father Michael McGivney towards Sainthood. You have all 310 members of the Knights of Columbus Council 9310 praying the rosary for Br Philip and his grieving family.

    Mike Fanders
  4. With my and the Four Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, prayer and Sympathy for Philip White and family. By his death, our Assembly has sustained the loss of an exemplary Catholic and worthy Knight.

    Joe Kramer
  5. Josie and family….so sorry to hear of your loss. RIP Phillip

    Kathy Lietzke
  6. My condolences to you Josie and your beautiful family. Treasure all the wonderful memories you have of your many years together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Martha Green
  7. Sis. Beth I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for God’s love grace peace and comfort to you and your family in Jesus Name. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

    Antonia Salazar
  8. Sending love and hugs and prayers. I have many fond memories of Mr. White from growing up… I remember interviewing him for a HS history paper. He was always kind and generous with his time. So very sorry for your loss.

    Sharon Green Gifford
  9. Dear Josie and Family,

    We were so sad to hear of Philip’s passing. Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless you and your family.

    Ann Candela and Family
  10. God bless you, brother Phillip, and your family for their tears of sorrow and happiness for a fulfilling period of living and loving. I say “Hoo-rah” for all my family who have served our country proudly, until we meet again.

    Carl & Faye Behnke
  11. Our deepest condolences to the wife and family of Philip Albert White he always had a contagious smile we will miss him at Sam’s Club all our love until we meet again dear friend Juan Ramos and wife Arecia Bejarano Rest in Eternal Peace

    Arecia Bejarano
  12. Wishing you and your family our most sincere condolences.

    James & Pauline Lankford

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