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Douglas White

November 8, 1948 — October 10, 2022

St. Peters

Melvin Douglas White, 73, of St. Peters, Missouri passed away on October 10, 2022, at home.  Douglas was born on November 8, 1948, in Fordyce, Arkansas to Melvin E. White and Gertrude (nee Strange) White.   

As a faithful man of God, Douglas was a lifelong Christian and a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Creve Coeur.  He was an ordained Baptist Deacon. 

Douglas was a graduate of the class of 1971 of Arkansas State University.  He was commissioned in the U.S. Army as an engineer in January 1971 and proudly served until his retirement as Lt. Col. in June 1996.  While at ASU, Douglas met the woman who was to become his beloved wife of 50 years, Virginia (nee Bennett) White.  They were married on June 10, 1972.  

Douglas is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughters, Stephanie (Edward) Lindey and Heather (Aaron) Henningfeld; grandchildren, Lilly Lindey, Quint Lindey, Cassidy Henningfeld, Addie Henningfeld, and Barrett Henningfeld; brother, Stephen (Edna) White; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Gertrude White, and his wife’s parents, Rufford and Lorine Bennett. 

Douglas was a member of the Military Officers Association, a former member of the Kentucky Colonels, and the VFW in Kentucky.  He loved traveling with his wife, especially to Scotland, Ireland, and Germany, which was his favorite.  One of their most memorable trips to Scotland was "Operation Sheepdog," which was the “mission” name for planning the vacation.  In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and researching history and historical sights.  

Family was very important to Douglas, and he especially loved spending time with his grandkids.  He always enjoyed watching Cardinals games with his wife.  He was an expert marksman and liked to go to the rifle range.  He loved his coffee and always had his mug in hand, but only with black coffee.  Douglas was very handy and enjoyed helping his family remodel their homes, and his hand fit really well around a paint brush. In past years, he enjoyed woodworking and making things for his wife, and refinishing furniture.  

Douglas was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Douglas's name to USO or American Cancer Society 

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Visitation

Thursday, October 13, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 14, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

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3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

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Interment

Friday, October 14, 2022

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St. Charles Memorial Gardens, MO

3950 W Clay St, Saint Charles, MO 63301

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