William Troy White

William Troy White, 90, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at his home in Clovis.

He was born July 24, 1915, to Benjamin Harrison and Amer Lee White in Spiro, Okla. He married Leona Lockwood Dec. 23, 1939, in Santa Paula, Calif. He worked in the oil fields and was a driller, foreman, and superintendent for Marathon Oil Company. He drilled the first-ever four mile deep hole in Taft, Calif. in 1954. He worked as a supervisor in the Cook Inlet of Alaska. He retired in 1978.

Family members said he loved his family and his God. He was an ordained deacon and taught Sunday School. He and his wife moved to Clovis in 2001 to be closer to their daughter. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Benjamin Ray White and Troy Lofton White; two brothers, Roy White and Raymond White; granddaughter, Shelly Massey; and great-grandson, Benjamin Massey.

Survivors include his wife, Leona White; daughter, Nancy Bartholomew (and husband Gabriel ‘Bart’) of Clovis; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mike Eberhardt will officiate the services.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.