Close Gov. Mark White remembered at funeral service in Houston KHOU.com Staff & AP , KHOU 3:09 PM. CDT August 07, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST HOUSTON -- Former President George W. Bush was among those gathered at Second Baptist Church in west Houston for the funeral of former Texas Governor Mark White.White died Saturday at the age of 77. The Democrat was governor from 1983 to 1987.Bush was joined by former colleagues who came from around the country to say goodbye to a man they say left a lasting impact on Texas public school. And one they say continued working to make the state a better place even after he left office.Facebook video: Funeral for Texas Gov. Mark WhiteAlong with George W. Bush and former first Lady Laura Bush, we also saw Energy Secretary and former Governor Rick Perry.White's son called him the “life of the party” but also a man of great faith - someone who loved his friends from his political days, many of whom are on the pallbearers list today.Those who knew him best said he always put Texas first, even though he knew it could and did cost him politically.Mark White is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, his three children, and nine grandchildren.Thursday afternoon, White will lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Austin. Later that day, he’ll be buried in the Texas State Cemetery. Former Gov. Mark White's funeral ends. Tomorrow he'll lay in state at the State Capitol & be buried at the Texas State Cemetary #khou11pic.twitter.com/UgsIwFwWPU— Adam Bennett (@AdamBennettKHOU) August 9, 2017 © 2017 KHOU-TV © 2017 KHOU-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS 7-Eleven Robbery suspect Former employees sue Church's Chicken for $150M Man turns self in for Harker Heights murder Fort Hood Soldiers in Battle with ISIS Judge speaks out about hearing to remove her Self-described "Bonnie and Clyde" couple jailed after Dallas murder Teen accused of beheading mom appears in court Stranger buys $749 plane ticket for distraught father's toddler SC Mom Makes Her Own 'Giraffe Cam' Man dies after violent attack in Killeen More Stories Fort Hood mass shooting survivor: they thought he… Nov 17, 2017, 12:30 p.m. Outpouring of support saves animal lives at Humane… Nov 18, 2017, 9:15 a.m. Students protest removal of assistant football coach… Nov 17, 2017, 11:35 a.m.