Written by Progress Times Staff Friday, 13 June 2014 11:32
Leaving a legacy that was larger than life, Dr. Kenneth E. White, superintendent emeritus of the Mission CISD, peacefully passed away in his sleep Sunday, June 8, at his home in Grapevine.
Services are scheduled for Friday, June 13, at 10 a.m. at Palm Valley Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home.
Dr. White served Mission Consolidated Independent School District as its superintendent for 23 years, longer than any other individual. He was granted the emeritus status by the school board at the time of his retirement in June 1988. They also honored him that year by naming a new junior high after him.
Former Superintendent Ralph Cantu, worked with Dr. White for numerous years, as he came up through the ranks in the district.