City Bank is honored to donate to the James Chad White Memorial Scholarship. Pictured from left are Kim Howell, Erin Dupree and Shanna Baker.
A scholarship in the name of James Chad White is being established at Northwestern State University. James was a Captain with the City of Natchitoches Fire Department where he worked for 11 years. He also worked for the Natchitoches Parish Hospital Emergency Medical Services as an EMT. The newly established scholarship will benefit firefighters and first responders (and their immediate families) from the Natchitoches area. Donation are being accepted at this time to be used towards the goal of having this scholarship fully endowed.
James was first and foremost a family man. He was very devoted to his wife of 10 years, Liz. Together, they had two children, Zachary and Jordan. His boys were his world. He taught them about God, fishing, and baseball (in that order) and took great pleasure in spending time with them while pursuing those interests. Family meant everything to him.
James began working for the City of Natchitoches Fire Department in 1996. He was promoted to Captain in 2005. James was also an EMT for the Natchitoches Parish Ambulance Department. The work he did at both the Fire Department and the Ambulance Service meant a great deal to him. He had a work ethic that is rare in today’s world. He loved working alongside each and every one of what he considered to be his brothers and sisters while helping the community. James was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor on June 17, 2006, which resulted in him having to take a leave of absence from both jobs. Not one single day went by that someone did not drop by, phone or meet a need for James and his family during that time, demonstrating the bond that he had with his co-workers whom he considered his second family. James passed away June 20, 2007.