Carl White turned 105 on Saturday.

An impressive lifetime-area resident still has a big smile.

Carl White was born in Miller, Mo., and moved to Carthage in 1986 from Hot Springs Village.
He worked for Phillips Petroleum Company, and retired in 1975.

Carl says he has enjoyed Carthage on many levels, especially the people - saying he’s made some really good friends here.

These days, Carl still lives at home on the south side of Carthage, doing crossword puzzles and reading.
Even when he was not feeling his best on Thursday, Carl still had a big smile, and thanked everyone for his birthday wishes.