Lynn Vernon White, 82, a longtime resident of Kerrville, Texas was found deceased at his apartment on December 20, 2021, by a longtime friend, Ms. Betty. Lynn had been a resident of Kerrville Oaks Apartment for the past 12 years. Even though Lynn’s spirit wanted to continue to fight the battle of heart issues and cancer God called his son, Lynn home. Born on February 20, 1939, with fraternal twin Glynn, who was later known as “Cotton” because of his white hair, in Willow City joined a loving, humble family belonging to Stanley Sr. and Annie Caroline White. Stanley’s Sr. family settled in Bastrop and Kerrville and Annie’s family is the Welch-Eckert settling from Germany in the Honey Creek area of Fredericksburg. In fact, Lynn attended the George Bernhardt Eckert Reunion this past June to visit with relatives. He was already making plans to attend the next reunion yet, he would say, “If the Good Lord is willing, I will be there.”
Lynn wore many hats during his lifetime. During his childhood, Lynn was the director, filmmaker and star of many family western films. His siblings would dress in western gear, some would be the bandits and the other the law. All would be riding horses. There would be a chase and eventually the bandits would be caught and sent to jail, a homemade set made by the family. Playing the law had a positive effect on Lynn’s siblings. Lynn’s twin brother, Glynn was elected the sheriff for Kendall County and two of his sisters married policemen. Lynn was a published author. He wrote many short stories for newspapers and magazines. His last story, “A Man Named Earl” was published when Lynn was 74. Everyday he would read and write. He said that is what kept his brain sharp. He served in the United States Army Reserve from June 5, 1956 to 1958. He received an Honorable release from Active Duty as a Specialist Third Class. He attended Tivy High School and played football. Lynn’s passion was the rodeo. Through the rodeo, he was involved in all areas. He participated from bull riding, bareback riding to announcing. Following an injury, Lynn received the call to announce the rodeo full time. He earned the glorious title, “The Mouth of the South.” Lynn received recognition for being an outstanding announcer. He traveled across Texas and to other states to share his gift of announcing rodeos. Later, Lynn hung up the microphone to train horses, gave horse riding and roping lessons. Every weekend you would find Lynn watching a rodeo, old western or a football game.
Lynn is survived by daughter Amber, three granddaughters, and one sister, Betty Lou, cousins, many nieces and nephews who will miss his stories and hugs.
Lynn is preceded in death by his parents, Stanley, Sr. and Annie White and his many siblings and their respected spouses: Billy and Lena Mae White, Don and Ola Mae “Tootsie” Hutson, Lila Mahaffey, Stanley White, Jr., Glynn and Ruby White, Roy and Yolanda White, and Carlton White.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Heart Association or the VA Hospital in Kerrville.
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