Galen H. White

Services for Galen H. White, 83, Lawrence, will be private.

Mr. White died Saturday, January 15, 2022, at LMH Health.

Galen was born January 24, 1938, in Topeka, Kansas. The son of Arthur H. and Genevieve Fay White.

He graduated from Lawrence High School class of 1956 and went on to study at Kansas University.

Mr. White Served in the United States Army and later as a staff Sargent in the Army Reserves.

He often spoke of his memories of helping build Lawrence Drag Strip and working at Pippert’s Auto Parts prior to going to work for the United States Post Office as a mail carrier for over 40 years. After retirement he worked as a crossing guard for Lawrence Police Department.

Galen was an avid scuba diver recording over 250 dives all over the world including his favorite, Truk Lagoon.

He married Sharon K Snavely in 1961 they were married for 46 years. While married he became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed building the local Kingdom Hall and Picnics with his spiritual Brothers and Sisters.

Survivors include one son, Warren White and wife Demetria of Lawrence; two granddaughters, Maliya and Zoey White.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Visiting Nurses, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Neighbors L and L...

It was an honor to have a neighbor like Mr. White. He also liked to ride his tractor mower and keep his property tip-top condition.
Gone too soon… We will miss you !

From Gloria Johnson...

So very sorry to hear about the transition of mr white. He was my appreciated neighbor and a stickler about the neighborhood. I will miss him. R.I.P. mr white

From Daryl Beene...

Like Arly, Galan and I were classmates from kindergarden through high school. He lived a good life. I miss you.

From gary washburn...

Probably the most knowledgeable carrier I ever worked with. When I started at the PO and the NALC, Galen was available to help with any question. Never pushy, always available, friends and roll models like Galen will be missed. Best wishes to all his family.

From Arly Allen...


Galen and I were classmates from Kindergarden in Pinckney up to KU. I lost touch until I had the pleasure of seating with him again at one our recent class reunions. He was one of my favorite members of the class of 1956. His stories of scuba diving were enthralling. God bless Galen. May we meet again.

From Dr Charles Kincaid and Staff...

We were so sorry to hear of Galen’s passing. He was a wonderful patient. May his memory forever be a blessing.

From Ken Vervynck...

Warren, I am sorry to hear about your dad. I remember so many great stories and talks with him in the install bay at the shop. He will be missed

From Eunice Foster Lee...

My deepest sympathies to go Galen’s family. I remember Galen in some of my high school classes. He would always greet me in the halls as we changed classes.

From Claudette Ross...

My condolences to the family of Galen. Galen, wife and baby son were neighbors on New York Street, back in the 60’s. Galen was a post office co-worker and friend of my late husband, Howard Ross.

From Bruce Wise...

I’m sorry for your loss, Warren. I haven’t seen him in a while, but I really appreciated his friendliness when I first came to meetings. He told me “Ford” stood for “first on race day.” Always got a kick out of that! Hope to see him again. Acts 24:15

From G.Blevins...

Galen White. Postal carrier extraordinaire. LJW paper carrier too if my memory serves me right. My Grandpa Bill’s best Whizzer rider. Anyone here old enough to remember what a Whizzer was is old. The world will never again be as good off as it was while Galen was here.

From Marsha Henry Goff...

Warren, I am so sorry. Galen always had something interesting to say when I spoke with him. Our class will miss him at our reunion.

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