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William "Dennis" White

November 11, 1943 — March 11, 2016

William "Dennis" White

William "Dennis" White, 72, of Commerce passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

Dennis was born in San Mateo, CA on November 11, 1943, to Peggy Jeanne Kennedy White and William Jasper (Bob) White. He married Susan Allison White September 1, 1979 in Dickinson, Texas. William Dennis White was a Vietnam medic veteran with the United States Army. They moved to Commerce in 2010, in 2012 he became a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he was an Ordained Elder. Dennis was President of the Board of Directors of the Commerce Community Food Pantry, where he also worked, he felt called to do God's work, he took Jesus' instruction to Peter to "feed my lambs" literally Dennis could do anything, he never stopped learning or trying new things. He had a love for gardening, cooking and helping others. Dennis spent most of his life saving people. During the Vietnam conflict he was a medic instructor with the United States Army at Ft. Sam in San Antonio. He was called up to be a medic in a MASH unit at the front lines. He saved many lives during that time. There were many times he even saved the lives of some of his own family members. Dennis had such a commanding presence, yet he was so gentle and soft spoken. He had a gift of staying calm in any kind of situation and that always helped others. He was a blood donor and a tissue and organ donor, so even now he continues to save lives. Dennis served his God, his country, his family, his church and his community. He is loved by so many and will be missed by all.

Dennis is survived by his wife Susan, his two daughters; Susan Kay White Holick and Julie Ann White McCauley, son-in-laws; Kenney Holick and Jeff McCauley, his grandson, William Davis Holick, his two granddaughters; Kathryn Ann Holick and Mary Kathryn McCauley and his three brothers: Nathan Bryant White, Kenyon Kennedy White and Steve Phillip White. Dennis is also survived by two aunts, one uncle and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Committal services with full military honors will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at Rosemound Cemetery of Commerce.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Commerce.

Committal services with full military honors.


SERVICES
Committal Service

Friday, March 18, 2016
11:30 AM

Rosemound Cemetery
301 Rosemound Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Committal services with full military honors.

Celebration of Life

Friday, March 18, 2016
2:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church
1202 Monroe St.
Commerce, Texas 75428

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Visitation

Friday, December 4, 2015

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 4, 2015

3:00 - 4:00pm (Central time)

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1604 W. Morris St, indianapolis, IN 46221

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