Former Cozad Resident: William White (1965-2016)
William Bruce “Bill” White, 51, of Central City, died on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be on Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Scott Johnson officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cozad Cemetery on Friday, December 8th at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
William Bruce White was born in North Platte, on May 5th, 1965, to Deborah and Keith White. He lived in North Platte for the first few years of his life before the family moved to Cozad, where he graduated from Cozad High School in 1983. Following High School he attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney for 4 years. In 1984 Bill, married Lynn Bowers, and to this union they had one child, Timothy and later divorced.
On April 22nd, 1995, Bill was united in marriage to Debra White in Grand Island, where they lived until 2004 when they moved to Central City. Bill worked for Case New Holland for the past 24 years in the quality control department. Bill has made so many wonderful friends working there. As a child Bill grew up in the Nazarene Church in Cozad and invited Christ into his heart as a teenager. Bill loved his Nebraska Husker games. He really loved to attend his son’s athletic events when he was younger. He also enjoyed golfing, hunting, and riding his motorcycle with his good buddies.
Bill leaves behind his wife of 21 years, Deb, of Central City; his children, Timothy of North Platte, Andy of Central City; Mother, Deborah Essex of Cozad; Father, Keith White of Wellfleet, Nebraska; a brother, Mike (Megan) Essex of Cozad; and several wonderful nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and good family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Wende White; Step-father, Norm Essex; Step-mother, Pat White; aunts, uncles and maternal and paternal grandparents.