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Richard “Butch” White

by Minden Press-Herald

  Funeral services for Richard “Butch” White, 80, of Minden, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, May 20, 2024 in the West Chapel of First Baptist Church, Minden, LA under the direction of Rockett Funeral Home, Ringgold, LA.  Officiating will be Bro. Bill Crider and Mr. Lyndal Clayborn will give the eulogy.  Burial will follow in Wimberly Cemetery, Ringgold, LA.  Visitation will be Monday at the church from 1:00 P.M. until service time.

  Butch was born August 26, 1943 in Natchitoches, LA and passed away suddenly at his residence in Minden, LA on May 17, 2024.  He was the Valedictorian and President of his 1961 Ringgold High School graduating class.  Butch married Norma Watts in 1964 and  attended Northeast University (now ULM), where he furthered his education and became a pharmacist.  After graduating with his pharmacy degree, Butch came back to Ringgold where he worked at his family owned pharmacy for twenty-five years.  He and Norma moved to Minden, LA and he worked for Walmart Pharmacy for thirty-five years before retiring.  He was a Weather Watcher for KTBS Channel 3 for many years and a Master Gardner.  You never disturbed him when he was watching Duke Blue Devils play basketball or New Orleans Saints football games. 

  Above all, Butch was a Christian who was ordained as a Deacon in 1974 at First Baptist Church in Ringgold, LA. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Minden, LA for many years.  Loving husband, adoring dad and caring grandfather was three titles that he was very proud to be called. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, H. Ellis and Mary White and a son-in-law, Harvey Davis.

  Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 60 years, Norma Watts White of Minden, LA; daughters, Bridgett Davis of Ruston, LA and Amy Baca and her husband, Alberto of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Justin League and wife, Sue of Jacksonville, NC, Lauren Jones and husband, Corey of Dubach, LA, Ian Baca of Shreveport, LA and Alex Baca of Shreveport, LA; great grandchildren, Amber League of Prescott Valley, AZ, Atticus League of Jacksonville, NC, and Brooklyn Jones, Bentley Jones and Brennan Jones of Dubach, LA; sister, Nancy Edwards of Houston, TX; sister-in-law, Floyce Hahn of Shreveport, LA and a number of other relatives and friends.

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