Leo M. "Zeke" White, 82, of Blackburn, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Blackburn. Rev. Glenn A. Nowack will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Hoefer Funeral Home in Higginsville. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery in Blackburn. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Born June 24, 1923, in Miami, he was the son of the late Albert White and Edith Moore White. On Dec. 12, 1946, he married Leona Tieman, who preceded him in death Dec. 4, 2004. He lived most of his life in Blackburn and served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 114th Combat Engineers, 32nd Infantry Division. He received an award for operation of equipment in combat and the Bronze Star. He served in Australia, New Guinea, Luzon, Leyte and Japan. He retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation in 1987. He was a member of the American Legion post in Blackburn.
Survivors include one son, Stuart White of Higginsville and two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Arliss White.