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