White, L.M. "Doc"

October 4, 1929 - May 2, 2016

White, L.M. “Doc”

Born on October 4, 1929 in Paris, TX and went to live with our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ,  on May 2, 2016, in McKinney, Texas.

A native East Texan, Doc cherished his growing-up years in Tyler, Texas, graduating with honors from Tyler High School in 1947.  Memories of his 3 year tenure as Drum Major of the THS marching band, his church and life-long friendships became the benchmark heritage that formed his love-of-life spirit.  He attended Tyler Junior College and later UT Austin while expanding a career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. as a Junior Executive.  Taking a leave of absence (1953-1955) He served in the U.S Army Headquarters 10th Infantry Division, Ft Riley, Kansas.

Honorably discharged and being a proud Veteran, he rejoined SWBT Co. He was assigned to a new start-up computer conversion accounting division in Austin, Texas, where he met and married his wife of 58 years.  In 1962 Doc joined Collins Radio Company as Director of Communications that resulted in a move to Richardson, Texas, where he became civically and socially involved in the growing Richardson/North Dallas areas.  In 1972, having a passion for sales and real estate, Doc became a Business builder establishing Doc White Realtors, and later, Realvest Properties, a Commercial real estate firm that he owned and broker/managed for 30 years.

During these business years he was President of the Richardson Noon Lions Club and Founding President & Organizer of the Texas Lions Sight & Tissue Foundation, later receiving The Life Member Award.  His Lions Club membership totaled 20 years;   Doc was Chairman of Richardson Park & Recreation Commission for 6 years, assisting in the development of the new city parks;   appointed an Industrial Pioneer – East Texas Chamber of Commerce;   Life member, Richardson Chamber of Commerce;

President & Charter Member, Richardson Toastmasters; Board Director, Richardson Symphony Orchestra;  Member of Dallas, Texas and National Boards of Realtors; Active member, Prestonwood Baptist Church;   Eagle Scout, 28 years in Scouting – Active Scout 7 years,  Adult Leader 21 years.

In later years Doc joined Ebby Halliday Realtors, achieving Diamond Circle, Platinum and Multi-Million Dollar Producer Designations, often times becoming Mentor to young, hard-working agents.  His Talent for composing good & fair contracts became another way to help others & build friendships.  In his heart he was a Good Samaritan.  Being a person of many talents, throughout his lifetime he lived in accordance with The Golden Rule.  He loved people and celebrated the gift of life everyday with his caring personality and refreshing Sense of humor.  His smile was perpetual and contagious, his attitude was unyielding Optimism.

He was unconditionally devoted to his faith, family and friends – dearly loved and will be missed by the many lives he touched during his lifetime.  Doc is survived by his devoted wife, Janet; Son, David White and wife Kathy; Daughter, Kelly Cade; Granddaughter Chelsea and husband Grayson Nichols,; Great Grandson “Jog” Nichols, Brother Charles White and wife Sandy and numerous nieces, nephews and Cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Father L.M. “Doc” White, Mother Johnie Mae Sanders White, older sister Melba Wyatt Winkles and younger brother ,J. Wayne White, Sr.

Our Special “Papa Doc” will always be in our hearts.

Private Inurnment – Dallas Ft Worth National Cemetery May 17, 2016, 11:00 am

Memorial Service – Prestonwood Baptist Church, Chapel located at 6801 W. Park Blvd, Plano, Texas 75093 on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

“In lieu of flowers the family request that Memorials be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 3001 Knox St. Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-540-2400 or Heart To Heart Hospice, 1406 Halsey Way, Suite 110, Carrollton, TX 75007,  972-479-0766.”

You can make a donation to these organizations at the site here: http://gofundme.com/243chyc

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

18 replies on “White, L.M. "Doc"”

Dale Foosshee says:

I just read about Doc’s death in the Morning News. I am so sad to hear of his passing. Maybe he and Jim Garner can have a grand ole time in heaven. Call me if there is anything I can do. Bless you.

Jill Cohn says:

O Janet, I just saw Doc’s sweet face in the obits today! I am sooooo sorry for you & your family’s loss of this wonderful man, but we all know he is in a better place.
I think of you so often, love you & miss you!
Love, Jill

Ralph T. Dean says:

I met Doc in 1948 when we both lived in Mrs. Ruhland’s boarding house on Tremont St. We later moved to Mrs. Shaw’s on Junius–closer to Harrell’s Drug Store where we often hung out.1

Doc was sort of a rascal then. Once he came to dinner in a pajama top with no sleeves. Mrs. Shaw wouldn’t feed him until he changed into a decent shirt.

I don’t think Doc ever met a stranger.

Missy Vykukal Leathers says:

Dear Janet, David, Kelly, and Chelsea, Randy and I are so sorry for the loss of Doc. He was a wonderful husband, father, friend, and gentleman with a great sense of humor and twinkle in his eye! He loved you all very much and I know how much you miss him. I know that he and Daddy are in Heaven having a great time telling jokes and laughing! Love, Missy


Jane, Please accept my heart-felt condolences. Doc will be deeply missed. I will continue to pray that the Almighty gives you the heart to cope.

Mark Dale says:

So sorry to hear about your loss. We have not seen you since Melba’s funeral. We lost Lacretia the same way in 2014.

Morris White says:

Uncle Doc was admired and loved by all who knew him. I have so many memories from growing up with him. So many holidays and vacations come to mind. He was forever there for me thru the tough times in my life. There is no doubt about his love for his family. He has gone on to be with my mom and dad and the others in family who went before him. But he will never be forgotten by all those who had the great pleasure to know him. My love and prayers to Aunt Janet, David, Kelly and their families.

Chris White says:

Our Uncle Doc will be missed not only by his family but by all those who had the opportunity to know this great man. He certainly inspired me to be where I am today and will continue to do so from up above. I love you and miss you!

Sallie Waters says:

What a wonderful life he had and so accomplished . I know Kevin spoke so highly of him. My sincere sympathies to you and your family, Kelly. So hard to lose a Dad

Rob Sedwick says:

Kelly, I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, but you know he is in a great place, where there is no suffering. Hope you are doing Ok. RIP Doc.

Michelle Wright says:

What an accomplished man. Unfortunately, I never had the honor to meet him. However his beautiful daughter is a dear friend and wonderful person. Deepest sympathy Kelly to you and your family.

Candace Elsass says:

My dearest Janet,Kelly, and David, I met our dear Doc hiding around a corner of our house when he was taking her out on a date. Only to embaress her by “whispering” for him to kiss her!! And the fun was just to begin. Dancing with Doc and laughing “about his big feet” only gave him our nickname for him of BIG FOOT!! He had a special love for us. We knew he was going to be part of our lives and he was. He is a giant in our hearts. Prayers, love, hugs, and “dancing feet ” in heaven now. We love you all. Candace and families

Dorothy Inman Graham says:

So sorry for you loss, my prayers are with you and the family, love you all

Wayne White says:

Nothing but wonderfull memories. Uncle Doc was the life of any gathering you couldn’t help but enjoy yourself when you were around him he always made me feel loved it’s very hard to put into words just how much he will be missed

Dolly & John Deibel says:

Dearest Janet, David & Kelly,

How can you wrap up a lifetime friendship in a note?

Doc, thanks for the memories! By now you have formed your own choir in Heaven. I’m sure it’s fabulous! Our fondest memories are singing around your bar on Teakwood; no one liked to sing more than you did, and we all left your home singing a happy tune.

Our laughter and happy times on trips, whether it was going to Ft. Worth in a SUV “does the nose come off with the glasses”, or a trip through Santa Fe to Eagle’s Nest, what fun!

Thanks for entertaining our grandson by being “napkin head” at the Trace, or going down the super slide with him at the fair. What a fun playmate you were for all ages.

You danced like Fred Astaire, and you had that twinkle in your eye for all that came into your life, especially Janet. We will be at peace knowing you are in a better place and with our Lord. Know that we will miss you, until we meet again, we will continue to love and take care of Janet “my little sis”.

Our love and prayers always,

Dolly & John Deibel

God Bless.

Carl J. Phifer says:

Worked with “DOC” in scouting for several years. A great guy.

Jack Tatum says:

My good buddy from the 50s, I’m sorry you are gone.

Gary Rogers says:

I only met Doc on two or three occasions but was taken by gregarious personality and his humorous sprit. Janet , I pray that your grief will short and I know your memories will sweet and everlasting. Gary Rogers

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