David E. White

January 05, 1952 - July 28, 2020

David E. White

David E. White, 68, of Sour Lake, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on January 5, 1952, to Wanda Massey White and Eugene White, in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine White; son, Kyle White and his wife, Melanie, of Georgetown; daughter, Kimberly Davis her husband, Mark Davis, of Kingwood; son, Kolby White and his wife, Lindsay, of Sour Lake; sisters, Sharon Dickerson and her husband, Larry, of Sour Lake and Celia Daniel and her husband, Dennis, of Crawford; and grandchildren, Julia White, Colin White, Madison Davis, Katelyn Davis, Mila Davis, Shane White, Hunter White, and Chase White.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Curtis White; and grandson, Kason Davis.

A private family graveside service for Mr. White will be at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to North End Baptist Church, 5115 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706; The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5014; the Alzheimer’s Association, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087.

Comments (68)

  • Elisabeth Penner Hale

    11 August 2020 at 02:26 | #

    Mr. White has been a wonderful gift from God to the Beaumont community for many years and has consistently demonstrated himself as a man of leadership, integrity, and faith.

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  • Martin Broussard

    05 August 2020 at 18:57 | #

    What a wonderful man. David always had a smile on his face and genuinely interested in what you had going on. I was blessed to know him personally and professionally. So sorry for your loss.

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  • Terry & Nancy Shipman

    04 August 2020 at 14:36 | #

    Always smiling, always upbeat. David was a rare person and his passing saddens us deeply. Our condolences to all of David's family.

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  • Linda & Zim Morris

    04 August 2020 at 13:47 | #

    We are saddened with David's passing; however we are rejoicing that he is in the arms of Jesus. Not only was he a trusted advisor for many years, he was our dear friend and a wonderful man of God. David was a shining example of how we are to treat others. We will miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elaine, children and grandchildren as well as the FMW family.

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  • Caren & Rob LeMaster

    04 August 2020 at 03:32 | #

    We couldn’t have asked for a better man to share our grandsons with than David, aka Pop! We were so blessed to join families with David and Elaine, 16 years ago when Lindsay and Kolby married! David had become part of our family and a great friend to us as well! We enjoyed many good times together at ballgames, birthday celebrations, family get togethers, and fishing. He was a wonderful person in so many ways... a loving husband, father, and Pop! He loved his family and he loved Jesus! We are better for having had David White in our lives.. He was taken too soon from all who loved him, but we can find comfort in knowing he’s with his Savior, and we will see him again! Prayers for Elaine, Kolby, Lindsay, Kyle, Melanie, Kimberly, Mark, the grandkids, Sharon, Celia, and all the rest of his family and friends! May God comfort you all knowing David is resting in peace.

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  • Doug Morrow

    03 August 2020 at 21:01 | #

    I met David on a fishing trip in Mexico and became friends instantly. I’ve never met anyone who was as willing to help a fellow man with anything. He will be greatly missed.

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  • Gary and darlene hall

    03 August 2020 at 17:59 | #

    David was truly a man of jesus. He showed his light to all who knew him.he will be missed at the barber shop.gods love to family.

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  • Angela and Ray Baker

    03 August 2020 at 13:51 | #

    Dr. White: When we were talking about your Dad during office visits, I didn't realize that we knew your Dad, before we even met you. He was a kind, wonderful man and will be missed. We know he was received in his eternal home completely healed and with his Savior. May God surround your family with peace and comfort. So very sorry for your loss.

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  • Matt and Karen (Moore) Staudt & family

    03 August 2020 at 03:27 | #

    Our family was saddened to hear of Mr. White's passing. He always had a friendly greeting for me and my kids when we stopped by FMW to see my mom. My son Taylor enjoyed interning at FMW his senior year with Mr. White and the conversations with him. Our deepest sympathy and condolences for his family and friends.

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  • Terri Leblanc Broussard

    02 August 2020 at 20:17 | #

    My family is so sadden by the loss of David .He and my father worked through business for a long time . David was always so kind and gentle. We have a heavy heart for his family and are praying for them.. God has brought one of his home. God Bless .

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  • John & Renee Neild

    02 August 2020 at 19:01 | #

    In love and deep regret we offer our sympathy and as so many have testified to David''s Life and that the common thread being He is a Brother in Christ and we will see him again. Love and prayers to the family

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  • Michael Collier

    02 August 2020 at 14:48 | #

    I am remind of an old hymn we sang in the church I grew up in. It said, "May those who come behind us find us faithful. May the fire of our devotion light the way." I believe this could define his ministry. May you be filled with the joyful memories y'all have made.

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  • Wayne Holland

    02 August 2020 at 05:43 | #

    Men like David are few on Earth. He shall surely be missed. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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  • Mark Fittz and Family

    02 August 2020 at 02:52 | #

    Elaine and family, we are praying and celebrating a life well lived. May the Lord grant you peace and love as you grieve such a great husband, father, and friend. He is in a wonderful place! Love to all! Mark

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  • Kerry and Terry Radley

    01 August 2020 at 21:51 | #

    We were so saddened to hear of David’s passing. We thought so much of him and of you, Elaine, as we raised our children together. May Christ’s healing and peace be with you. and your children and grandchildren.

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  • Mary Beth (Fittz) and Daniel Rose and Family

    01 August 2020 at 16:12 | #

    So proud to call Mr. David one of my Daddy’s best friends! He was such a good friend to our whole family and loved babysitting for Kyle, Kimberly, and Kolby! I will always remember the precious gift he gave Daniel and I of financial counseling before we married. What a sweet man of God, and what a wonderful legacy he leaves! Mrs. Elaine, you and your kids and grandkids are in our prayers! ❤️

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  • Johnny & Sharon Passmore

    01 August 2020 at 14:46 | #

    Love and prayers to all. David was a wonderful man with such a great outlook of life. Remember all the great memories. Much love, Johnny & Sharon

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  • Pierce Harrington

    01 August 2020 at 14:03 | #

    David was a man of integrity that lived life purposefully. Loyal to our God, his family and his friends. Born with a servants heart that strived to lift up those around him. Always willing to share the truth in love without demeaning the individual. "Work hard, play hard!" Blessed to have you as my friend and mentor.

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  • Bill DISHMAN

    01 August 2020 at 13:01 | #

    I wish to offer my condolences to the family. David was a special person, always friendly, upbeat and there for his clients, friends and family. When I would meet David in the office we talked a little business but spent most of the time talking about farming, ranching, hunting , fishing and family. He will be missed and the community has lost a humble leader.

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  • Tori Miller

    01 August 2020 at 03:20 | #

    Mr. White was the definition of a good man. I’m so saddened to hear about his passing. Praying for all the family.

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  • Ryan Mireles

    01 August 2020 at 03:17 | #

    David has been a mentor and a role model to me for nearly 10 years. The world is a better place because of his hard work, generosity, and willingness to invest in others. Rest in peace and gig ‘em!

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  • Harold R. Mancusi-Ungaro Jr.

    31 July 2020 at 23:08 | #

    Our relationship was purely professional, but David always treated me and my father like best friends. He had an incredibly warm and pleasing personality. I always felt good chatting with him even though the initial purpose of my call was his professional advice, which was most valued. I will miss those calls.

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  • David and Pam Dunivant

    31 July 2020 at 22:59 | #

    We are you very sorry. David was a wonderful man that was always so kind and had a beautiful smile. He was blessed to have such a great family.

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  • Suellen Ener

    31 July 2020 at 21:32 | #

    David was an incredible guy who always shared fabulous stories, making you feel like you were right there with him. My prayers are with you Elaine and your precious family!

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  • Buddy Cornstubble

    31 July 2020 at 20:04 | #

    Growing up my dear cousin David, I soooo looked forward to our family reunions spending quality time with him. His smile and his laugh was undeniably unique. His love for Christ was always on display and portrayed in everything we ever did together. ✝️❤️

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  • Roger Westbrook

    31 July 2020 at 18:16 | #

    David and Curtis, his brother, were classmates of mine in Jasper. David was two years older and always was someone I looked up to in school. Later after moving to Beaumont I was always happy to see David when our paths cossed. He was a strong Christian and a good man.

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  • Blair and Bea Jensen

    31 July 2020 at 18:00 | #

    No words can ever ease your pain during this time. Just know that we are thinking of you Elaine and your family. Your friendship is one that we will treasure always. We will miss him immensely. We lost a great friend but gained a loving angel to watch over us all. Hugs and Prayers!!

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  • Barbara Burrow

    31 July 2020 at 17:49 | #

    My prayers are with Elaine, the "kids" and grandchildren as they begin this journey of grief. David
    was definitely one of the "good guys" and he will be greatly missed.

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  • Guy E. Crabtree

    31 July 2020 at 16:42 | #

    Isaiah 66:2 " This is who I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word." I know David is held in high esteem with God. A more humble and contrite man I haven't met. I will miss him greatly, from business and financial expertise to Godly wisdom. I'm sorry for your loss and will keep your family in prayer.

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  • Yvonne Compean

    31 July 2020 at 16:12 | #

    I am so so very sad that David has passed away. I have no doubt that God has welcomed him with open arms into His glory. David was a very humble, caring and wise man. I learned so very much from him at all of the WIN Team meetings of our financial broker/dealer. Saying a special prayer for David's family for the strength to endure the loss of such a wonderful man. God bless them all and may David rest in peace.

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  • JONATHAN & ANGELICA JUHAN

    31 July 2020 at 15:35 | #

    Angelica and I are truly sorry for your loss. We are praying for y'all continuously. David was truly a great man. He was literally the same man at church, at work and while pursuing his hobbies. Such consistency is very very rare. I had so many fun times with David. I can still hear his laugh now, Most of our laughing was at the expense of Freddie. David inspired me to be a better man. I will truly miss him. I am very very sorry. Let us know if we can help in any way. Jonathan and Angelica Juhan

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  • Mark and Eileen Leger

    31 July 2020 at 12:24 | #

    There are very few people you meet in your live that make you a better person just being around them. I miss our fishing trips already. Goodbye my old friend.

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  • Prissy Sheffield

    31 July 2020 at 03:44 | #

    David was a great friend since high school in Jasper, and then in Beaumont, in church and living in our neighborhood of Pinewood. He was such an inspiration to so many and always so encouraging. He loved the Lord and his family. We love his family so much. Please know that Elaine, Kyle, Melanie, Kim, Mark, Kolby and Lindsay, and his precious grandchildren are in our prayers.
    Love, Rodney and Prissy Sheffield

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  • Sharon Richards

    31 July 2020 at 03:17 | #

    I met Elaine, and David about 8 years ago. They started off as my clients, and quickly became my friends. I thank God that he put those two in my path. My heart breaks for Elaine, and family. Sure will miss David, but I know he is completely healed now, and in the presence of our Lord, and Savior.

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  • Jim and Elaine Leger Texarkana Texas

    31 July 2020 at 02:51 | #

    In the late 60’s and early 70’s French High played Jasper High in baseball several times. Jasper High had an outfielder who was very aggressive, but he was smooth and very fluid. His plays looked almost effortless. His name was David White. My wife Elaine and I got to know David and his Elaine thru NEBC. We played church sports and enjoyed their contributions in Sunday school. David was a true professional and helped anyone he could in any situation. He was a huge friend to the Leger family. Our prayers are with Elaine and the family in dealing with this heavy loss.

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  • Carla Michalka

    31 July 2020 at 00:22 | #

    To the White family, I am so very sorry for your loss, David, the pillar of your family. These days will be difficult, but let them bring thoughts of all the special moments shared. Celebrate his life and comfort each other knowing he is with the Lord..

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  • Peggy and Dennis Pitman

    30 July 2020 at 23:31 | #

    Sincere sympathy to Elaine, Kyle, Kimberly and Kolby. So very sorry for your loss. David was just a super super guy. He and Elaine were our neighbors many years ago when we resided in Texas. He was truly a Christian, a leader, a devoted husband and a wonderful father, and a terrific neighbor.. He will be missed.

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  • Rebecca Junker

    30 July 2020 at 22:40 | #

    I am so saddened by the loss of David. I met David 20+ years ago at a conference for our financial planning broker. David was a super Christian man and shared his knowledge freely with myself and others in our meeting group at least once a month over 20 years. He also honored me because he liked the clothes I wore and more than once had me find Elaine special gifts, usually on the tastefully glittery side, He was a wonderful and caring husband. and father.

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  • Lloyd and Betty Dotson

    30 July 2020 at 21:32 | #

    Sorry for your loss.

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  • Margaret Haggard

    30 July 2020 at 21:10 | #

    Saddened by the news of David’s passing. Worked with him at the CPA Firm when I was was just out of university. He was a man of integrity, loved the Lord, and was devoted to his beautiful family. Praying for you in the days ahead.

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  • Sherry Dickson

    30 July 2020 at 21:09 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss. I met David through his wife and my dear friend, Elaine. Lots of good memories we shared together back in the seventies. May God give you comfort and peace through this time and always know Elaine I would do anything for you. Wish I was there to comfort you right now. Love you.

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  • Hart Green

    30 July 2020 at 21:05 | #

    There is too much pain in the world, including this loss. David was a good man. He will be missed.

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  • Ellen Baber

    30 July 2020 at 20:32 | #

    Such a sweet, loving man. Always had a smile on his face every time I would see him in the hall at church . He will be missed

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  • Diana and Gary Johnson (Ronnie Walton’s daughter/son-in-law)

    30 July 2020 at 20:10 | #

    We were so sorry to hear of Mr. David’s passing, however we rejoice with you in knowing he is in the arms of Jesus! Mr. David was such a sweet man, and he always wore a smile. I’m thankful that God blessed my dad with such an amazing friend. We will keep your family in our prayers, during this difficult time. May The Lord comfort you and give you peace!

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  • Kevin Fontenot

    30 July 2020 at 20:04 | #

    David will greatly missed by his family and friends. He was an awesome man, great father and friend.

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  • Rosemary Moore

    30 July 2020 at 19:40 | #

    It has been a privilege to work with David for 38 1/2 years. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.

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  • Paul Davidson

    30 July 2020 at 19:27 | #

    One of the finest men I have ever known.. I enjoyed all of our times together professionally and especially all the hunting and fishing trips we made together. God bless David White and his family. He will be greatly missed

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  • Melissa Stansbury

    30 July 2020 at 19:04 | #

    Kolby I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  • Kathy & Pete Mathews

    30 July 2020 at 18:38 | #

    Our hearts are heavy and saddened to hear of David’s passing. He was a kind & godly man loved by many. He is now with his Lord Jesus Christ in all His glory!!! Prayers for Elaine and all the family. Our prayer verse for you . Isaiah 41:10
    Love in Christ,
    Kathy & Pete Mathews

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  • Philip Brooks

    30 July 2020 at 18:06 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss. David was a wonderful and loyal friend. We will miss his unending loyalty to His Savior. Love your family!

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  • Linda Buser

    30 July 2020 at 18:05 | #

    David always made me feel the same as so many others. You thought you were his best friend. I got to chaperone youth trips with him many years ago and will cherish the memories that were made with him. He was one of the best examples of what a true Christian should be. He loved the Lord and his family with his whole heart. What a legacy he has left to so many that had the honor of calling him their friend. I pray for his beautiful family that will have beautiful memories for the rest of their lives.

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  • Drew Beadle

    30 July 2020 at 17:59 | #

    There's an empty space where David once stood. An inspiration to so many, a trusted advisor and councilor, a stalwart in the business community but most of all a wonderful friend of nearly five decades. I am truly blessed to have known you. You will be sorely missed my friend.

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  • Paul & Cindy Skinner

    30 July 2020 at 17:29 | #

    It’s hard to put into words how much David meant to us. David was our CPA for 30 years but a friend before that. You could trust David with anything because of his integrity and honesty.. Many will say that he was one of their closest friends and he made us all feel like we were. We know he is in a special place in Heaven today. Our prayers are with Elaine and family. We love you all.

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  • VICKI / GLEN JOHNSON

    30 July 2020 at 16:49 | #

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of David. He was a super guy with a spectacular smile. and a great love for our Lord.. Many thought and prayers for your family. May God bless each and every one of you in the days to come.

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  • Tammy Davis

    30 July 2020 at 16:43 | #

    David was such a nice man. I will miss his friendly smile at church each week. Praying for you, Elaine, and your beautiful family.

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  • Kyle and Joy Bess

    30 July 2020 at 16:03 | #

    So Sorry for your loss Praying for all of you David leaves a great legacy of a life devoted to God and Family

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  • Jerry and Gayle Leavins

    30 July 2020 at 15:17 | #

    We were saddened to hear of David's passing even though we know he is now with the Lord. We knew Elaine and David before any of us had children and continued our friendship as our kids all finished college and started their lives as adults. David was always an interesting, enthusiastic, and encouraging person to be around. We admired Elaine and David for their consistent walk with the Lord as a couple and as parents and grandparents.. David will be missed -- his smile, laugh and greetings. We will continue in prayer for Elaine and children and grandchildren. May God give them peace and comfort in the days ahead.

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  • Herman & Mary Fontenot and Family

    30 July 2020 at 14:28 | #

    David's smile along with his ability to generously communicate his wisdom during conversation will be missed by many. May he rest in peace and may God keep his family all the way through the process of grief. Our prayers will continually hold you up.
    Love Herman & Mary Fontenot and Family - Fontenot's Insurance Agency

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  • Bobbie Applegate

    30 July 2020 at 14:04 | #

    David was well respected in the CPA community. He was always helpful to others and displayed integrity at all times. He will be missed.

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  • Betsy Tucker

    30 July 2020 at 13:51 | #

    May God wrap his loving arms around this beautiful family and give them peace. Prayers for all!

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  • Marlene Jennis

    30 July 2020 at 13:41 | #

    So sorry for your loss. May God hold you close during this difficult time.

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  • Sue Skinner

    30 July 2020 at 12:25 | #

    Our hearts are heavy with the loss of David. He was a great friend and we were blessed to have him in our life. We rejoice in the hope of Heaven and that he is with his Savior, Jesus...completely healed. Our prayers continue for Elaine, Kyle & Melanie, Kimberly & Mark, Kolby & Lindsay, the grandkids, extended family and friends...all those who loved David and whose lives were touched by him. May God give you the comfort and strength you need for each day...and may He fill your hearts with sweet memories of David/your Dad. We love y'all. Bill & Sue.

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  • Ed Collins

    30 July 2020 at 11:06 | #

    David will be sorely missed but I am confident he is with the Lord. We enjoyed conversations about our faith, sports, and especially fishing and hunting. He would show pictures of the latest fish he caught and his eyes would light up like a kid on Christmas morning.

    Condolences to the family.

    Will see you on the other side my friend!

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  • Jim Rich

    30 July 2020 at 10:33 | #

    Sadden by the news. Prayers for the family!

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  • Sharon Hollis

    30 July 2020 at 01:20 | #

    David was my financial advisor for 10 years before I moved from Beaumont. He was a kind, gentle, intelligent, brave man, whom, I’m sure, many will miss. Condolences to his family whom he loved dearly. and talked of proudly.

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  • Gary and Carolyn Taylor

    30 July 2020 at 00:47 | #

    We are praying for your family during this time.

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  • Jeanette and Slena Graves

    29 July 2020 at 22:51 | #

    Our hearts are breaking of this news. Our continuous thoughts and prayers for the family during this very difficult time. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you

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  • Barbara Fesco

    29 July 2020 at 22:17 | #

    Kolbie and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I will keep you and your family in my THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. RIP MR. WHITE

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