Jason Theodore White, 45, Maryville, MO

Published 03/03 2014 08:34AM

Updated 03/03 2014 08:37AM

Jason Theodore White, 45, of Maryville, MO passed from this life unexpectedly on Thursday, February 27, 2014, in Maryville from complications of appendectomy surgery.

Jason was born on October 4, 1968, in Kansas City, MO. He attended grammar school and graduated from Raytown High School in 1987, and came to Maryville to attend Northwest Missouri State University.

Jason was in the National Honor Society in school and a highly accomplished scholarship track and cross country athlete, who served as Team Captains of both his high school and college teams. He was an Eagle Scout in Troop #269 and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say at Camp Geiger.

Jason received his BS in Finance from NWMSU (cum laude) in 1991. He received his MBA from Rockhurst University (magna cum laude) and in 2003, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (summa cum laude). Jason was an Associate Professor Tenured at NWMSU (MBA and undergraduate teaching courses) since 1999.

He was also a Principal/Director of Investments at the Family Investment Center, in St. Joseph, MO. He was formerly the City Financial Analyst for Kansas City, MO. We are all proud of his multiple published articles in financial magazines, including "Business Week."

Besides being chosen as a recipient for the 2007 Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Jason also had received many honors and awards over the years. Some of those include the 2009 Sam Walton Free Enterprise Fellow; 2009 Jason was the youngest recipient ever inducted in the Raytown High School Hall of Fame; 2009 Kauffman Foundation Global Entrepreneurship Week Partner; 2006 Northwest Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award; 2005 Northwest Booth College of Business Dean's Research Excellence Award; and the 2003 Southern Economics Association Teaching Excellence (Ken Elzinga) Award, to name just a few.

On December 14, 1991, Jason was united in marriage to Suzanne "Suzi" (Miles) White of the home; surviving children, Sierra Alizabeth White and Jason Theodore "Jake" White, II; his mother, Sandra Lea (Metcalfe) White, Kansas City, MO; and his brother, Sean Jeffrey and wife, Anne Christenson-White, Arlington, VA.

Jason accomplished so very much during his short life. Jason was the "Light and love of our lives" and he will be sincerely missed by us all.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, March 3, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, Maryville. Pastor Scott Moon will be the minister. Cremation is planned.

Family will receive friends on Monday at 1:00 PM at the church, just prior to the services.

The Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO is in charge of arrangements.

For online condolences and guest book, visit www.bramfuneralhome.home.com

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