John White, 81, Iola, died May 16, 2012 at the Allen County Hospital in Iola.
John was born August 10, 1930, the son of John William and Nettie Mae Fleer White in Caldwell. He grew up near Renfrow and Deer Creek, Okla. After he graduated from high school, his folks moved their family farm near LaHarpe. He attended Neosho County College for a short time.
John spent two years service in the Marines. He was stationed in Hawaii after basic training. During this time, he married Mary Frances Coykendall. They later made their home in Humboldt. In later years, they were divorced. He then married Doris Hodge and adopted Doris’s son James. Doris died Sept. 12, 1997.
He later married Kay Tindel. They were divorced.
He worked for Monarch Cement Company in Humboldt for more than 30 years.
He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Tina White, Iola; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Leona Pool, Savonburg; and two stepgrandsons.
He was preceded in death by a son James White.
Visitation is 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 at the funeral chapel with burial in LaHarpe Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans and may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.