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Friday December 4th, 2015
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Friday December 4th, 2015
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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.

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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Dear White Family: Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you at this time of loss of your love one. Please find comfort from the words at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Please visit www.jw.org for more information. Sincerely, Patricia and Lawrence

Patricia Jackson Mar 26 2016 12:00 AM

I feel very honored to have known you. You will be very missed.

Debra M White-Finke Mar 18 2016 12:00 AM

We were traveling to Austin for our daughter's wedding when we learned of Mr. White's passing. We are so sorry for your loss and know he will be truly missed by many. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Susan.

Charles and Lana Adams Mar 15 2016 12:00 AM

I have been the church secretary for just over two years and in all that time, Dennis White was a constant source of help to me. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always here doing what he could to make FPC better. As President of the Commerce Food Pantry, he was tireless in his support for those in need of food assistance. I was shocked at his leaving and miss him terribly. He was an example for me of what faithful service to man should be. His wife Susan and the rest of his family have my deepest condolences for their tremendous loss.

Roger McKenzie Mar 15 2016 12:00 AM

Dennis was the nicest man and devoted to his wife, family and community. He will be deeply missed.

Michael and Diane Allison Mar 15 2016 12:00 AM