James Taylor White, VI

September 14, 1945 - March 13, 2020

James White

James Taylor White, VI, 74, a lifelong resident of Stowell, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020. He was born on September 14, 1945, to Clara Mae Kahla White and James Taylor White, V, in Galveston. Taylor graduated from East Chambers High School and then attended Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos.

He was a true Texas legend to all who were fortunate enough to know him. He was involved in the family ranch operation as well as his own ranching endeavors. Taylor was part owner in the Winnie Livestock Auction. He was a great cowboy, but a better horseman born a century too late. 

Taylor’s passion was to concoct the most elaborate “pranks” imaginable.  No matter how long it took, he always managed to pull it off.   

He is survived by his two daughters, Amanda Elliot and her husband, Robert, of Dallas; and Sara White, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Taylor, Garrison, William, and Amelia Elliott, of Dallas, and Taylor Anne Recker, of Beaumont; sister, Gail McBride and wife Fritz Burris of Round Rock; brothers, Bill and his wife, Kathrine; Steven and his wife, Sheri; and longtime companion, Kathy Thibodeaux, all of Stowell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

Taylor is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kyle; and sister, Jo Rella Meaux.

The family would like to especially thank Kathy Thibodeaux for her dedication and loving care of Taylor. The comforting support from Heart to Heart Hospice was greatly appreciated. 

A gathering of Taylor’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020, at First United Methodist Church, 1708 TX-124, Winnie. His interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. 

Memorial contributions may be made to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210.

Gathering of Family and Friends
First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell
1708 South Hwy 124 Winnie, TX 77665
Monday, March 16, 2020
1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell
1708 State Hwy 124 Winnie, TX 77665
Monday, March 16, 2020
3:00 p.m.
Fairview Cemetery
223 Cemetery Dr Winnie, TX 77665

Comments (27)

  • Nina Marceaux

    21 March 2020 at 07:02 | #

    Our condolences to the family. May he fly high with the angels in heaven.


  • Kimberly Glenn

    20 March 2020 at 02:34 | #

    Sending prayers


  • Steve Kole

    18 March 2020 at 19:54 | #

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Taylor's Family. I would especially like to say thank you to Taylor for the kindness and friendship that he extended to my late Brother, Lawrence Kole.


  • Doris Bolton Bassett

    17 March 2020 at 00:48 | #

    My condolences and prayers to all the family .


  • Betty and Corky Peebles

    16 March 2020 at 21:35 | #

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Catherine Levier

    16 March 2020 at 21:04 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP Taylor


  • Sheila Winzer Marino

    16 March 2020 at 19:20 | #

    Taylor fought a long battle with his illness and for a long time he didn't let it get him down! I have been friends with Taylor since we were kids, loved our conversations and the crazy times. So sorry I couldn't be there today but my thoughts and prayers are with Gail, Bill and Steven and the days ahead! Taylor will be missed and we will have memories of what a great cowboy he was! Love, Sheila


  • Candy Clay

    16 March 2020 at 17:19 | #

    Taylor, you will be missed! Rest in peace.


  • Peggy Phelps Yates

    16 March 2020 at 15:49 | #

    Taylor was a dear friend to Uncle Jake and helped me tremendously after Jake died. He was a kind hearted soul that would help anyway he could. Condolences to the family and all his friends that loved him.


  • Mike Ezer

    16 March 2020 at 15:31 | #

    Taylor was a friend of mine. He was like a Cowboy Legend to me and looked like The Malboro Man! His sense of humor stood out the most, and I always enjoyed my visits with him.
    May GOD BLESS the White family, and please accept my most sincere apology for not being able to make the funeral service.


  • Linda Shackelford-Mitchell

    16 March 2020 at 10:01 | #

    RIP my old friend and prayers for all your family & friends, you will be missed & thought of, you fought such a battle it is now time to rest.


  • LAURA Kahla POLK and David Polk

    15 March 2020 at 20:17 | #

    Our hearts go out to all of the family Our prayers will be with you always.


  • Dottie Schulz

    15 March 2020 at 18:49 | #

    Tears, prayers and love to you and Taylor. Loosing a parent is just HARD!❤️❤️❤️


  • Victor Pierce

    15 March 2020 at 15:44 | #

    My heart and my prayers go out to all the family and friends! Rest In Peace my friend.


  • Johnny Brooks SR and Cindy

    15 March 2020 at 13:54 | #

    My prayers to the family at this time. Taylor was 1# of a kind there will never be another he fought a good fight ! He is in heaven now with the rest of his family there is no pain Rest In Peace Cowboy


  • Glenda Leger

    15 March 2020 at 01:13 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • LM and Jerrie Hebert

    14 March 2020 at 23:59 | #

    Gone too soon. He’ll certainly be missed by so many who knew and loved him. Prayers to all.


  • Georgia Yoffe

    14 March 2020 at 23:01 | #

    He fought a good fight I do not know of anyone else who could have endured the years of health challenges that he had while reinventing himself each step of the way to be of service to the community and to remain productive. When he could not ride horses anymore, he became a cook. The best gumbo cook and pinto bean cook in the county. Rest In Peace, Taylor, and celebrate your homecoming with God and your loved ones.


  • Annette Medlock

    14 March 2020 at 22:07 | #

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to the family.


  • verna nunez

    14 March 2020 at 22:05 | #

    Prayers for family & friends. Verna Jo Nunez, Linda Gray, & Charlene Gutierrez


  • Debra McBride

    14 March 2020 at 20:53 | #

    Rest In Peace. Condolences to family and friends.


  • Buck Hamilton and Rona

    14 March 2020 at 19:46 | #

    Dearest cousin, you will be sincerely missed . Rest In Peace
    The Hamilton Family


  • Jeanette & Roland Weekly

    14 March 2020 at 16:40 | #

    Sincere Condolences to the family of Taylor White. You were loved by so many, and you will be missed by so many. Fly High My Friend. You're Home Now!


  • Judy Wilmoth

    14 March 2020 at 16:17 | #

    Sad to hear that Taylor has passed away. He fought a long battle. Rest in Peace Taylor. Everyone needs to remember the good things and all the help he gave everyone in the community. Prayers for his family and friends.


  • Juanita Viator

    14 March 2020 at 15:58 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with Taylor's family. He will be missed all that knew him.


  • Laura Webb Layton

    14 March 2020 at 04:27 | #

    My condolences to all who loved and cared for Taylor. He was a good friend to my Dad and I will always appreciate that. Rest In Peace.


  • Shelley Parnell-Gebrael

    13 March 2020 at 22:55 | #

    It is sad news to hear Taylor has passed away. My comforting prayers are with all of his family. There is not a memory from my childhood that does not involve Taylor.. A dear friend to my family that will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Taylor and enjoy your everlasting Peace and Joy in heaven! Love always Shelley and Gaby


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