GLEN ROSE — Earnest Lee White, 73, of Glen Rose passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008, in Glen Rose.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Glen Rose. A private graveside service will be held for the immediate family.

Earnest was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Talladega, Ala., to John L. White and Mae Mozell Champion White. Earnest led a full and rewarding life. He enlisted in the Air Force when he was 17. He served in two wars and received numerous commendations and awards. He retired after 24 years of service to his country.

His second career began as a Burger King franchisee. The business flourished with his creation of the “Ninety-Nine Cent Whopper.”

Along with his business savvy, he loved to hunt with his No. 1 buddies (his sons and grandsons), but, most of all, Papa was best known for generosity to others; whether they were family, friends or strangers, they were all equal in his eyes.

Survivors includes sons, Tim White and wife, Sharon of Glen Rose, Jeff White of Arlington; grandchildren, Wayne White and wife, Amber of Kingsville, Justin White of Glen Rose; and friend to whom he was married for 33 years, Alice White of Granbury.

Published June 19, 2008

Glen Rose Reporter