David A. White

David went home, surrounded by family, on December 13th, 2018, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.

He was a loving and devoted son, father, brother, friend, and most importantly, man of God.

David was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to New Jersey shortly thereafter. He relocated to Oriole, MD in 1963. David graduated from Washington High School in 1968 and earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of College Park and Salisbury State. He worked passionately with the Maryland. State Police for 20 years.

David also owned White’s Market” for over 20 years. Better known as “White’s” by many locals, the store was a beloved staple in the community.

David’s other occupations included firearms instructor at Eastern Correctional Institution, instructor of officer stress management at Wor-Wic Community College, CPR instructor, and boat captain, supervisor, and researcher with the Department of Natural Resources located in Deal Island, MD.

David was a lay leader at both St. Peter’s UMC and Trinity UMC.

David is preceded in death by his father and mother, Severn and Ruth White, niece Christi Blackburn, aunt and uncle Carroll and Evelyn Siegmund, and
his late wife, Suzanne White. He is survived by the mother of his children, Beverly White, daughter Tara Ford, her husband, Jamie Ford, and his
grandchildren Elise and Jose Ford, his daughter Hayley White, her fiancé Jeremy Perry, and his grandsons Ron Darling and Jude Perry, sister, Susan
Blackburn and her husband Danny Blackburn, nephew, Todd Blackburn, and his surrogate parents, the Rev. William and Jeanne Kniceley.

Funeral arrangements will be held at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Oriole, MD, on Tuesday, December 18th. Visitors may arrive at 12 pm. The service will be held at 1pm with a meal at the church hall to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in David’s memory to St. Peter’s UMC, C/O Vicky Laird, 28179 Venton Rd. Princess Anne, Md. 21853

5 comments to David A. White

  • Lorilee and Greg Dunn

    Our hearts go out to the whole family as we lose a great member of the community always a pleasure speaking with Dave very positive up beat personality will be sadly missed but he will be home with the Lord

  • Sheryl Guyer Peters

    Our hearts go out to the family. John and I are wrapping you in love and prayers. I grew up with David in Oriole as my father was the pastor at St. Peter’s at the time. Later Beverly and I became neighbors and 50 years ago next week, she was in our wedding party. Tara and Haley became precious to us and we met again when they were grown and applied to work at a special needs facility where I was the HR director. David was our instructor at the Wicomico Citizen’s Police Academy and we gained more admiration for him and his life as an adult. We praise God that He is now walking with His Lord, though we know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Blessings from John and Sheryl (Guyer) Peters.

  • Kaye Schmitz

    Please accept my most sincere sorrow at David’s passing. I knew David for fifty-five years and thought the world of him. He was one of my favorite classmates and it was always a pleasure to see him whenever I visited from Florida. I saw him for the last time at our fiftieth high school reunion on October 13, 2018. He looked great–which is why I was so shocked to learn that he got so sick again so fast. My heart is hurting right along with yours, but I am happy he is now at peace…and back with his loved ones who preceded him to heaven. I won’t be able to come to Maryland for the funeral, but I will certainly make a donation in his name to his beloved church. Thoughts and prayers from Kaye (Dykes) Schmitz.

  • Jeanne WEBSTER Abbott

    Oh what a Man of God., pleasure to know David White always., What a shouting Welcome Home Thy Good and faithful servant. I am so sorry for his home going means a great loss for his family

  • John and Kathleen Bauer

    With heart felt sympathy, may God bless and comfort the entire White family now and forever.

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