William “Bill” Cade White

November 6, 1953 - December 18, 2023

William Cade “Bill” White, 70, died on Monday, December 18, 2023, in Stonewall, Texas. He was born on November 6, 1953, in Beaumont, to Clara Mae Kahla White and James Taylor “Jamie” White, V.

Bill was a member of Grace Methodist Church of Winnie, Texas, and a lifelong resident of Stowell, Texas. Bill owned and operated White Ranch from 1976 until the present. He considered himself blessed to continue the work of his predecessors and continue to build the legacy of White Ranch. He was a supporter of the local community. He was on the board of directors and served on the executive committee of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He was also a lifetime member of the All-Breeds Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Bill had a giving heart and never hesitated to help a friend in need.

Bill’s true passion was ranching. He always referred to himself as the luckiest man alive because he got to do what he loved everyday. On a beautiful day, Bill loved being out on the ranch, but on a rainy day or when it was “too cold,” you could find Bill in his office playing solitaire…or checking the Broussard’s website. He was adamant that he would never retire. And while he lived up to that promise, his new favorite thing to do was sit in his rocking chair and hold his grandkids.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of forty-six years, Kathrine Choate White; children, Mary Kathrine Moursund and her husband, Albert, of Johnson City and Kyle David White and his wife, Jessica, of Waco; and grandchildren, Emerson Kate White, Dean William Moursund and Eleanor Grace White; sister, Gail White McBride and wife, Fritz Bures, of Round Rock; brother, Steven Kelly White and wife, Sheri, of Stowell; and many much loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Mae Kahla White; his brother, Kyle David White; his father, James Taylor White, V; sister, Jo Rella White Meaux; and brother, James Taylor White, VI.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Fairview Cemetery in Winnie, Texas. A gathering of friends and family will follow at The Lodge at Pipkin Ranch, 23347 Big Hill Road, Beaumont, Texas 77705, where the fellowship, stories and memories of Bill will continue. As Bill always said, “It’ll be alright afterwhile.”

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Grace Methodist Church of Winnie, P.O. Box 1509, Winnie, Texas 77665 or your preferred charity in Bill’s honor.


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Graveside Service

Fairview Cemetery-Winnie
  • 213, Fairview Cemetary Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • December 21, 2023
  • 11:00 am

Comments (36)

    Ronnie White says:

    It is with great sorrow that I learned of Mr. White’s passing. We never met and I just learned of your family in the past two years. I am a distant cousin related from William White who was a brother to your James Taylor back in the Carolinas. I recently wrote a book about my side and by accident ran across your family’s history. I wanted to come and meet this man who appeared larger than life and who has such a great legacy. Unfortunately, I waited too long. Mr. White and I are the same age and have been married just as long. Life is full of ironies. May the Lord bless your family in the days ahead and shower you with His greatest blessings.

    Arlene KIlgore Gaspard says:

    Katherine and family,
    I was greatly sadden to hear of the loss Bill. You and the entire White family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and strength through the Lord Jesus Christ in the coming days, weeks, months and years to come. He will bear you up and sustain you and yours.

    Pat Turner says:

    Kathrine, Mary, and Kyle,
    Deeply saddened to hear of the loss of such a fine man who is a true legacy that will not be forgotten by multitudes. His history will live on in the hearts and minds of an unknown amount of people. Thank you for the great memories you left us all.

    Pete & Debbie Mahon says:

    Bill worked every day doing what he loved, not many people can say that. Me and Debbie are so sorry for your loss.
    love Pete and Debbie

    Sheila Winzer Marino says:

    Such a difficult time! Bill was a cornerstone of our community! My heart is full for you Katherine, Mary and Kyle but God will carry you through and strength will come from the unknown. Gail and Steven, another tough loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!

    Tommye Hodges says:

    Katherine & Family I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and family.. He was a great man, and will be truly missed.Losing a spouse is one of the hardest things in life,but God will see you through.

    Darrel and Brenda Luker says:

    Our prayers go out for the family-So many have been touched by this good man.
    May the Peace of God be with you.

    Cecille Phelps says:

    I was just so sad to hear this!🙏🏻 Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts during this holiday. Sending my love and hugs to you all!!

    Sandra Melancon says:

    Katherine, so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Praying you and your family 🙏

    Randy Dailey says:

    Used To Live Across The Pasture From The White’s Great People RIP Bill Tell All The Cow Pokes In Heaven Hi Until Then God Bless You

    randy dailey says:

    Bill And The Boys Used To Live Across The Pasture From Me In Stowell Mr Jamie And All The Family Were Great Folks RIP Bill Tell All The Cow Pokes Hi From Me God Bless

    Debbie Comeaux says:

    Katherine, Mary and Kyle
    My heart is truly breaking for all of you. I will be praying that each of you find comfort and peace in knowing he is with the Lord. I consider myself lucky to have known Bill and his kind spirit.

    Carla Thomas says:

    Katherine, Mary Katherine, Kyle, and the rest of the family. Bill will forever be remembered to our family as a man of love, loyalty, kindness and as family. We will never forget his kindness, thoughtfulness, and love that he and your family showed us. We pray God’s love and comfort to all of you in this difficult time.
    Billy, Carla and the Thomas Family

    Kitty Yoakum says:

    Bill was a great mentor and touched so many lives in the very best way. I’m grateful, I got the chance to know him as a friend.

    Barbara Hargraves says:

    I’m so sad to hear of the passing of Bill. My prayers are with Katherine, Mary, Kyle, Gail and Steven. Also all the family and friends. I’m sorry that I can’t attend the graveside services but know that my prayers are with all of you. Bill was a true Cowboy Gentleman!

    Jennifer LeBlanc says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was always so kind when I saw him. He is leaving a legacy behind that I know his family will continue on. Prayers for all of the family.

    Barbara Hargraves says:

    I am so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. My prayers are with Katherine, his kids, Gail and Steven. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the service but know that my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. Bill was a true Cowboy gentleman.

    Rosie Devillier Hearn says:

    Kathrine, I am so sad for you and your family. Please know that I have you all in my heart and prayers. – Rosie

    Robert McCarley says:

    Saddened by the loss of this great man and friend. I am certainly no cowboy but got to play one with him in the summer of 1978 and relive it with him at the gathering for Billy earlier this year. Kathrine and kids, Gail and Steven our prayers are with you. Bill carried on a legacy that is now over 200 years old and hopefully that legacy will continue.

    Billy Stelly & Bonnie Thompson says:

    Words can’t express our sorrow for the passing of Bill. We are just heart broken. The world is a little darker today with this great loss.
    Peace comes to us in our memories that Bill lived the Cowboy Life by The Cowboy Code that he loved and honored through out his years. He will live forever in our hearts.
    Praying for his family

    Roy Wheeler says:

    We are so sorry and deeply saddened to hear the news of Bill’s passing. Please accept our condolences and know that we are keeping the family in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

    Roy White Wheeler & Debbie Wheeler

    Rhonda Devillier says:

    Love this man, a true gentleman and a real cowboy! You will be missed by all that knew you because to know you was to love you. Till we meet again. RIP…

    BOB KAHLA says:


    Will Beaty says:

    Completely shock to hear of Mr. White’s passing. I am so happy we had a great conversation last Friday.
    The world lost a true cowboy. Your way of life and your honorable qualities are a shining example of how we should all desire to live our lives. Rest in peace, God speed!

    David Murrell says:

    R. I. P. Bill, your life had special meaning to a lot of us. In this community as well as myself, you will be greatly missed. Hope to see you on the other side. Praying for your family.

    Tylene Wilcox says:

    As anyone who ever knew him can testify, we have lost another important part of the legacy of White’s Ranch. There were few men who were nicer than Bill. A good husband, father and grandfather, but a good friend to everyone he knew. I’m so sorry Kathrine and family, for the great loss you are experiencing. I’m sorry, too, that I won’t be able to attend as I’m out of state, but know that my love and condolences are with you all.

    Mike Ezer says:

    I feel so fortunate to have known Bill. He was a good man, an honest man, the kind of man good men respected. May Katherine and his family find peace and comfort in the coming days, weeks and months.

    Rhonda Farris says:

    I and my family are so very sorry for your loss.
    The Families of Rhonda Farris and Pete Barbeaud

    Joel McBride says:

    Jane and I are so shocked and saddened for your loss. I have such respect for the man Bill was. This community has lost a truly great man. RIP Bill💔

    Christi Silcox says:

    Kathrine, Mary, and Kyle-
    I am so saddened to hear this news. He was such a kind man to my family and we so enjoyed the times spent with you guys-especially Mr. Bill’s ribs! We love you guys and will be praying for your comfort and strength in the days ahead.

    Mary Sandlin says:

    Kathrine, Mary and Kyle,

    My family and I were so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. You and all of your extended family will be in our prayers for peace and comfort. Bill was such a kind man and you have a wonderful family.

    Love, Mary Sandlin and family

    Betty & Corky Peebles says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

    Mike Hebert says:

    Shocked and saddened to hear this news. We’ve lost a great man…and for me a childhood friend. Sincere condolences to his family. You’ll be in our prayers.

    David Edwards says:

    This time I’m gonna get the last word in. Bill White, will live forever in memory for generations to come as his forefathers did. R I P

    Jesse Evans says:

    You are so right on this David, and the Winnie Stowell community already knows this

    Donald Savoie Sr. says:

    R.I.P. sir, Prayers for the Family. Happy Trails.

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