Loyd Keith White passed peacefully on September 21, 2021 in Sherman at the age of 68. He was born to Loyd O. and Juanita O. White on April 23, 1953 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The family moved to Texas to pursue job opportunities and came to Bells where his father was a barber. Loyd graduated from Bells High School and then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Texas State University.
Loyd enjoyed a career with Allied Barton; providing security for various businesses such as MEMC, Cigna, Sherman Wire, and others. He was a passionate re-enactor for Bonnie and Clyde events; Loyd always acted the role of a police officer. He was amazing amateur historian with unbelievable grasp of facts and knowledge. His enthusiasm for Bonnie and Clyde re-enactments spilled over to his family, he loved sharing stories and telling what occurred at these events.
He loved his wife and his family and relished a special “Papaw Keith” relationship with granddaughter Alizabeth.
Loyd was preceded in death by his parents; Loyd and Juanita White.
He is survived by his wife; Cathy White; daughter, Amanda Overton and husband Jeremy; son, James “Bradley” Payne; grandchildren, Alizabeth Overton; siblings, Gwen Connor and husband Mike, and George “Kyle” White; with an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A visitation will be held before the funeral services on Friday September 24, 2021 from 12:00 -1:00 PM at Hebron Baptist Church 655 Hebron Road Bells, Texas 75414. Pastor Don Russell, Pathway Church of God in Sherman will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Hebron Cemetery.
Deepest sympathies for Keith’s passing. I have many fond memories of our early years together. May your faith and memories help sustain you during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss! Gwen may God provide you and your family the peace and comfort needed.
I was so saddened to hear about Keith’s passing. Knowing Keith most of my life, since 4th grade at Bells Elementary, he will be missed at every school reunion. He was one of the most talented artist. He would make up his own comic books, stories & drawings. Keith had a dry sense of humor that I find most humorous. He was a dear friend & I regret I did not make it to the funeral. Prayers to the family.
Keith was a great guy, always enjoyed the pictures of him and friends doing Bonnie and Clyde reenactments. Prayers for his Family and Friends. RIP Keith
So sorry for your loss prayers for y’all!
Kevin Titus, a mutual friend of Keith and myself, apprised me of Keith’s passing. Keith was a recognized historian, author, re-enactor, and researcher of the “Gangbuster” years of the 1930’s. Time and space does not permit me to say all I could about the 30 years we were acquainted, but Keith will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
My thoughts are with the White family in their time of loss.
Thanks Johnathan, Keith talked about you all the time. He enjoyed the time that you all spent together. When he was doing the re-enactments it made him so happy. Thank you for you kind words.
Keith was a very knowledgeable historian and re-enactor. I always enjoyed speaking with him and performing re-enactments together. I learned so much from this great man. I pray for peace and comfort for his family. Rest In Peace my friend.
Keith, myself Kevin Titus, and Jonathan Davis were the true Pioneers of 1930s era history, back in 1985. In fact, Keith was my first recruit. I was looking forward to seeing him again in this year’s Pilot Point, Texas event. My fondest memory was that he always changed my ties in those events. I am very saddened on this man’s leaving this world and all the memories. I wish I could be there for him. Keith, we all will miss you. RIP Keith.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you Cathy and all the family. God bless you with his never ending love and peace.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Keith will be missed. My hope is that you will find peace in knowing that he is free of pain and illness. The passing of a loved one doesn’t stop the love. Your love for Keith will carry you through. Bless you and your family, dear sister and know that you are so loved. My prayers are with you all.
Praying for your family
I am so sorry Cathy. Prayers for you, Amanda and Bradley as well as the rest of your family.
Mike, Gwen, Micheal and Loni – Sorry for your loss many prayers to you all .
The McCauley Family
Cathy, I was so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Having lost my husband just over a year and a half ago, I truly know the pain you are feeling. Our only consolation is that they are in a better place, but we grieve for our loss. I pray that the Lord will comfort and strengthen you and your family as only He can.
Your friend from Pathway Church of God.
Prayers to all the family, may God comfort them all.
So very sorry for your loss. He was a great photographer and I enjoyed all the photos he shared of Bells school years
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for each of you.
So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. He is now with GOD and is watching over y’all as your Guardian Angel.
We will forever miss Keith. Our generation at Bells will always remember him and his photos. He was our Bells historian. Our hearts break now, but we will see him again, Keith is not gone. He’s just one step ahead of us. The Lord promised us that.
Cathy, Our deepest sympathies for you and your family. I just heard of Keith’s passing. When we were living in Tanzania, Keith was so good to send us local news articles to keep us in touch with our mutual friends & acquaintances. I count him as one of my dear friends. I regret we lost contact over the last few years. We are praying for the LORD to comfort and strengthen you. Phyllis & Phil
Just got the news. My condolences to Keith’s family. Some of you were at Keith’s last performance at Gibsland doing what he loved second only to to being with his family.
Keith you were the best!!! It was truly a privilege to go to school and graduate with you in high school. You would always keep me up on the class reunions and it was always great to catch up with you on all things to do with Bells School. You were the historian and had or could find all our pictures!! You will be missed by all!!!! Fly high my friend.
My friend and old classmate. I remember English class with Ms. Griffin, she always called u down for mumbling. You could write an essay using only have a sheet of paper, such tiny writing you would do. Was so happy for you when you found Cathy. My heart goes out to your family
So sorry to hear about Keith. I loved him as a friend since I was still in high school. After I met Michael. I will be praying for you and your family.