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George “Paul” White

George “Paul” White, age 92, of Branson, Missouri.

George “Paul” White, age 92, of Branson, Missouri, passed away March 21, 2024. He entered this life December 4, 1931, in Salisbury, Maryland, the son of William and Edith (Neblett) White.

Paul proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He attended Northwest Missouri State University, where he served as President in his fraternity chapter, Tau Kappa Epsilon. In 1958, Paul joined the Missouri National Guard and shortly after moved to Albany, Missouri where he became the administrative assistant for the 129th Field Artillery Unit. In 1968, he was transferred to Jefferson City, Missouri to serve in various capacities within the Missouri National Guard. Paul was promoted to CW4 and retired as the first Occupational Safety Manager.

Paul was active in many areas of the Boy Scouts, that included Scout Master where he received the Silver Beaver Award. He later participated in Wood Badge where he participated in twenty Wood Badge courses, holding every position. Paul was President of the Jefferson City Marching Jay Band and proudly supported all his “kids.”

Paul became a member of the Masonic Lodge, serving for 58 years. In 1985, he became Master of Jefferson Lodge #43. Paul was also a member of the Scottish Rite, York Rite, and the Jefferson City Shrine Club where he was President. He also became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star where he served for 50 plus years. Paul served as Worthy Patron numerous times. In 1988, he proudly served as Worthy Grand Patron for the State of Missouri Order of the Eastern Star.

Paul could be found woodworking, making stained glass, collecting metal airplanes, and reading. He loved all his cats and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter in the home where they all resided.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Carla Jean White; sister, Jane Dayton; and nephew, John Dayton.

He is survived by his son, Mike (Sonya) White of Houston, Missouri; daughter, Lucy (Steve) Cole of Branson, Missouri; three granddaughters: Melissa Harbian, Randi (Mark) Robinett, and Amber (Matthew) Wensell; and two great-granddaughters: Emma Waters and Ava Feely.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Fort Leonard Wood Veterans Cemetery, 25350 State Hwy H, Waynesville, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, (, and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital ( Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence or a memory, please visit

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