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Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home - Portage Chape
Thursday April 14th, 2022
2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Memorial Service

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home - Portage Chape
Thursday April 14th, 2022
2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home - Portage Chape
Thursday April 14th, 2022
3:30pm - 5:00pm

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Patrick Lee White

Patrick Lee White of Vicksburg, MI passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the age of 82. He was born on July 18, 1939, in Gary, IN the son of Henry and Estelle (Evans) White Sr.

He graduated from Shelby High School in 1957. Following graduation he married his high school sweetheart: Marlene Riggs on August 29, 1959 at the Congregational Church of Shelby. After getting married the two moved to Portage, MI while Patrick attended Western Michigan University. Together they welcomed their two children: Tammy and Tim into their lives. He received his CLU degree in 1976 and worked as an independent insurance underwriter for sixty-one years. He served as the Pavilion Township Supervisor for thirty-six years and served as the Michigan Townships Association President in 2002. 

In 1986 Pat accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he was a member of Valley Family Church for the last fifteen years until he was no longer able to attend because of his failing health. 

Pat will be fondly remembered for being the life of the party and his jokes and humor. He enjoyed taking his wife to Maui, having been ten times including taking his entire family on New Years for 2000 at the turn of the century.

He is preceded in his passing by his parents, brother: Lane and sister: Linda.

Left to cherish his loving memory is his wife of sixty-two years: Marlene White; children: Tammy (David) Clubb and Timothy (Patricia) White; grandchildren: Sarah, Matthew, Kristin, Lauren, and Morgan; great grandchildren: Alexus, Avalee, Maxson, Maddox, and Phoenix Patrick with one additional great grandson due in May; siblings: Henry Jr. and Micki; and several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Pat’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Avink, McCowen & Secord, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002, with a brief period of visiting starting at 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:30 p.m. with Pastors Norman and Morgan Gutierrez officiating. There will be a time for food and fellowship until 5:00 p.m. following the service.

Memorials made in Pat’s memory may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Centrica Care Navigators. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Patrick’s guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The White family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 409 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097. 269-649-1697

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A candle was lit in memory of Patrick White

Harlan and Jackie Yearous Apr 13 2022 9:11 PM

Marlene and family, Harlan and I are thinking of you and sending our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. We cannot help but smile when we think of Pat and the many memorable times we were fortunate enough to share with both of you. Pat always had a good story to share to bring smiles and laughter. He was a fine man and we will remember him fondly.

Harlan and Jackie Yearous Apr 13 2022 9:09 PM

Dave and Tammy, our sincere sympathy for your loss.

Stan and Pat (Mohney) Makowski Apr 13 2022 8:32 PM

Pat and his family were our neighbors for the 28 years we lived on Mud Lake. My condolences for your loss.

Kathy Goodwin Apr 13 2022 5:32 PM

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Pat but know he had been through so much. He is now safe again with God.
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Love ya, Jane Cornette-Smeed

Jane Cornette-Smeed Apr 12 2022 12:10 PM

My prayers and thoughts go to Pat's family. I'm so sorry for your loss Pat was a special neighbor and friend. I have many fond memories of Pat as a child two of them was he used to call us girls and pretend to be Santa Claus and when we called their house he would answer the phone saying "The White House!" .
Rest In Peace dear former neighbor and friend.
Lisa Rickli 💝

Lisa Rickli Mar 16 2022 3:22 PM

Pat was one of the great public servants ever. He was a true leader and full of life.

I enjoyed every minute that I served on the Pavilion Township Board along with Pat. He was so knowledgeable, fair, and honest.

Pat was very proud of his family and his "sweetheart" Marlene.

Rest In Peace, Pat. You left your corner of the world a better place.

Deb Vliek Mar 10 2022 7:49 PM

Loved seeing Pat and Marlene in church. He was always happy and really had a twinkle in his eye!

Frank Mumford Mar 4 2022 6:28 PM

It was a great joy knowing and working with Pat while he was on Township Board, I learned a lot from his leadership, he will be missed.

Greg Thomas Feb 3 2022 2:02 PM

Many a happy moment was spent at MTA events seeing Pat's smile and sharing a laugh with him. He was always a positive influence on the rest of us. He will be missed, but I know heaven will now be a happier place with him there.

Cande Vermeulen Feb 1 2022 6:15 PM

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