Latroy Franklin “Troy” White, Jr, age 77, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020, at his home.
He was born February 26, 1943, in Bilaspur, India. Troy’s parents, Latroy F. White, Sr and Ada Rue Stiles White were serving as missionaries in India. Troy grew up in India and moved to the United States after he graduated high school.
He later served for four years with the United States Air Force where he was stationed primarily in Montana.
Following his military service, Troy began a career with A. T. & T. where he served as a network engineer for over thirty years.
While working in Oklahoma City, Troy met the love of his life, Millie Kelley. Troy and Millie were married April 5, 1969, at Parsons, Kansas. Because of Troy’s work, Troy and Millie made their home in Oklahoma, Illinois and later in Olathe, Kansas. Following Troy’s retirement in 1998, they moved to Ft. Scott.
In addition to electronics, Troy enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
He was an active member of the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife, Millie, of the home; two sons, Scott (Michelle) White, of Houston, Texas and Steve (Maggie) White, of Orlando, Florida; six grandchildren, Tyler, Allison, Nickolas, Braden (Sam), Joe and Mollie White and a great-granddaughter, Mia White. Also surviving is a brother, Timothy White, of Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lucy Tindle.
A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd at the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, Kansas.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Ft. Scott Church of the Nazarene and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS . Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.