Robert White, age 91, lifelong resident of Little Axe, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at his home surrounded by family.
He was born December 16, 1930 in Little Axe, Oklahoma to Willie White and Tennie Little Jim.
Robert was raised in Little Axe and attended High School and Post Graduate at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.
He married Dorothy Jean (Marshall) White.
Robert proudly served his country for 4 years in the U.S. Air Force as Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged.
He worked most of his life in the Construction and Carpentry.
Robert was a proud member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, Cornerstone Indian Baptist Church, Little Axe Alumni, Metal Lathers Local 26 and Carpenters Union Local 329.
He loved being with church members, family, and friends and playing harmonica.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie White & Tennie Little Jim; his wife, Dorothy Jean White; brother, Leroy White; and step-son, Allen George Bowman.
Survivors include his son, Robert White, Jr.; sister, Barbara & Jerry Little Axe; granddaughters, Kim and Erica; and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Little Jim, Jason Little Jim, Clint Little Jim, Chuck Little Jim, CJ Ciulla, and David Johnson Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Little Axe, Webb Little Jim, Beau Pederson, and Calvin White.
Viewing will be 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2022 at Cooper Funeral Home with family gathering from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to greet friends and family. Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Cornerstone Indian Baptist Church in Little Axe with Pastor Bryce Scott officiating and George Blanchard doing Tribal Rights. Burial will follow at Little Jim Family Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. Please join the celebration of Robert’s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service.