Patrick A. (Sam) White
March 21, 2011


Life Legacy

WHITE, PATRICK A. (SAM), 63 of Avon Park, Fl died March 21, 2011 at Florida Hospital. Sam was born in Jacksonville, FL, a graduate of Avon Park High School, class of 1965 and served in the U.S. Army. Sam was a trusted and Loyal Banker for 40 years and was a friend to all. Sam is survived by his loving family, wife, Linda White; son, Cameron (Teresa) White, Orlando; daughter: Kelly (Jason) Lister, Sebring; brother: Cameron D. White, AZ; grandchildren: Hannah and Peyton White, Dalton Lister. Visitation, 5:30pm to 7:30 pm, Wednesday at Morris Funeral Chapel. A mass will be celebrated 10:30 am, Thursday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Avon Park. A reception will follow at Grogan Center at the church. Memorials are requested to Florida Hospital Foundation.

Sam started at the Highlands County Bank of Avon Park (owned by Ben Hill Griffin, Jr.) then went onto Avon Citrus Bank which became SunTrust Bank. He retired from SunTrust Bank after more than 18 years then went to work at Riverside Bank. He was in many organizations: Past President of the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce, member of the Avon Park Noon Rotary Club and Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club, and Sertoma. He was involved with the South Florida Community College Foundation for many years, as well as Chairman of the Highlands County Health Facility Authority for 21 years. He was very instrumental with the Florida Hospital Foundation in their efforts to get a cath lab up and operating in Highlands County which has saved many lives and not putting a burden on the patients families that would have to travel out of the county. This is just a brief summary of Sam's life here in Highlands County.
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Survived By

Linda White, Wife
Cameron (Teresa) White, Son
Kelly (Jason) Lister, Daughter
Cameron D. White, Brother
Hannah and Peyton White
Dalton Lister


Place Of Birth: Jacksonville, FL
Place Of Death: Sebring, FL.
Death: March 21, 2011
Occupation: Banker


Visitation: 5:30pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday At
Morris Funeral Chapel
Mass: 10:30 am, Thursday
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Avon Park, FL
Reception To Follow at
Grogan Center at the Church


03/22/2011 - Randy Hollen
Linda - I am so sorry for your loss. Sam was a good friend for a long time.


03/23/2011 - Carrol McCann Gray
I have so many good memories of Sam. When I first met he and his wife it was because he thought his daughter, Kelly had an imaginary friend who turned out to be my daughter. We spent many hours laughing, sharing dinners, listening to Elvis and watching scarry movies at Halloween with all of our children. He was kind and giving and just a good friend. He will never be forgotten and his spirit will live on in the memories he has left behind. My condolences and prayers go out to Linda, Cam and Kelly. Love Carol


03/23/2011 - Jason Lister
Pop, words cannot express what you meant to me. I love you and will always miss you. You may be gone but your community service legacy will go on forever.


03/23/2011 - Irene and Wayne Griffin
We will never forget Sam's beautiful smile. He never forgot a name and was always so happpy to see everyone. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. He will be missed.


03/24/2011 - Jonathan David Baucom, Sr
Sam was a life long and old school friend, he will be missed by all. I often think of him and Don Booth. The good times we all had will always be with me. He was special to all of us. His family will be in my prayers.


03/27/2011 - Kenny and Cheryl Hinkle
Sam gave us a chance when no one else would. Thank you Sam for believing in us and helping us get the financing for our business. We are doing well; you would be proud. Hinkle's Auto Repair, Sebring.


03/30/2011 - Milton(Manja) Howard
Even though I have have been in Texas for many years, I remember Sam. Over the years our paths have crossed and it was always a pleasure to visit with him. He was a very likeable man. He reminded me of my father Milton Sr. I know he will be missed by all.