James Milton White Jr.
1955 – 2019
James “Jimbo” Milton White Jr. was born on Friday, February 25, 1955 and passed away at home on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 64. Jimbo was born to James Milton White Sr and Elizabeth Riggs White. He lived in Haltom City most of his life and graduated from Haltom High School.
Jimbo bought his first motorcycle and rode until his early twenties. He was a lifeguard when a teenager at Barrbrook Pool here in Haltom City, one of the reasons the choice of being buried here and the location being as close to the old Barrbrook Pool as available. Speaking of teenage years, he was known to frequent the "highway" on weekend nights which was the place to be with young people on Grapevine Highway to "run what you brung". He had a hot rod Pontiac GTO that was his pride and joy. Jimbo started working for Union Pacific Railroad at the age of seventeen and retired after thirty (30) years due to medical disability. He traveled quite a bit with work, being a local union boss and later a division chairman with the railroad. He worked in east Texas doing rail work and was stationed early on at Baird, Texas and Toya, Texas. Most of his tenure was at Tower 55 in Fort Worth until his retirement. His hobbies included going to rendezvous events with his dad and brothers, gaining recognition on the knife throwing circuit and fishing. He cofounded Troutfest at Meridian State Park with his brother Robert which just had their 39th year this past January. Jimbo described himself as an Intellectual Outlaw, and anyone that knew him could understand why. He had a very diverse knowledge and read a lot but was really intrigued with wars and the mechanics of warfare. He loved watching all categories of movies and listening to a variety of music genres but really enjoyed British rock which was popular during his teenage years. Of course, if a Godzilla movie was on, buckle up cause you were gonna watch it! He was very active in Haltom City politics and a volunteer with numerous City functions. He served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment as Chairman for over twenty (20) years, several years on the Beautification Board, was always helping the library ladies with their book sales, pitched in to help with cleanup events, was on Charter Review Committees and most recently the Veterans Memorial Committee. Jimbo didn't describe himself as a ladies man, but wasn't lacking for self-confidence and could be quite the flirt. During the last few years, Jimbo calmed down quite a bit due to health reasons, but he still had a desire to be active in whatever he could, as he would say, "staying on top of what was going on". Jimbo's advise and wisdom will truly be missed as we carry on, but his impact will be long lasting in everyone who knew him. He would want us to be sad for a moment but focus on the good times and live life to the fullest.
Jimbo is survived by his mother, Elizabeth "Libby" White; his daughter, Stacey Nicole White; his granddaughter, Emily Burgess; his sister, Annette David; his brother, Carl McDowell; his brother, Phillip McDowell; his numerous nieces, nephews, along with many cousins and dear friends.
Jimbo is preceded in death by his father, James Milton White Sr. and stepmom, Vera White, as well his brother, Robert White.
Visitation at Birdville Pavillion on 08/09/2019 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Funeral Service at Birdville Cemetery on 08/09/2019 at 10:00 am