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Douglas White

June 24, 1957 — June 10, 2023

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
  ~ 2 Timothy 4:7

Douglas Brian White went to his eternal rest on June 10, 2023, at the age of 65, after a valiant nine-month battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. 

“Doug” was born on June 24, 1957, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He graduated from Central High School in 1975 where he was voted “Wittiest” by his peers…. a testament to his quick and clever humor.  He graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Business and retired as General Sales Manager at LKQ Corporation.  He was a member of Istrouma Baptist Church and actively participated in their Adult Sunday School class.

Doug was a passionate outdoorsman who loved hunting with his buddies in the 14-19 Hunting Club as well as an avid LSU fan who loved cheering on his Tigers.  But his favorite and most important past time was playing with his three precious grand “Bay Bays,” Mckenzie Taylor (Tooty Boo), Owen Douglas (Huckleberry) and Cameron Colleen (Tut) White.  His passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends who were always entertained by his quick wit and hilarious sense of humor.  Doug also possessed a unique and rare set of interpersonal skills…. he just understood and respected the people around him and he truly touched countless lives across multiple generations.  His love of life was evident in the way he lived it and he will be deeply missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him. 

Left to celebrate Doug’s passion for living are the love of his life, his wife of 42 years, Gail Wilson White, and sons Evan Taylor (Lauren) and Dylan Joseph White in whom Doug’s legacy will live on. He is also survived by grandchildren Mckenzie, Owen and Cameron White; sisters Charla Fletcher (PR) and Madeline DeLucca (Tony); sisters-in-law Darla Burge (Tray), Sara Gueho (Willie), and Insa Becnel; mother-in-law Jeanette Finch; five nephews, five nieces, three great nephews and three great nieces. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ray “Sonny” White; mother, Marian Bouquet White; brother, Jeff White; father-in-law, Billie Wilson; and brother-in-law, Byron Becnel. 

The family would like to thank Hospice of Baton Rouge for their care and support. 

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 5-8 p.m. at Resthaven Gardens of Memory Funeral Home in Baton Rouge.  Visitation will continue on Friday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11:00 a.m. at Resthaven, with Pastor Micah Cating of Istrouma Baptist Church officiating.  Graveside interment is at Serenity Oaks Cemetery, Prairieville, LA. following the funeral service. 

Pallbearers will be Chase Burge, Connor Burge, Tray Burge, Jacob DeLucca, James DeLucca, Tony DeLucca, P. R. Fletcher, Austin Gueho and Willie Gueho. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. 

Doug was laughter, light and fun. He never liked wearing a stuffy suit.  In his honor, the family requests you wear your “happy summer” colors or LSU purple and gold to the visitation and service.

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Visitation

Thursday, June 15, 2023

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Friday, June 16, 2023

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 16, 2023

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Serenity Oaks Memorial Park

15304 LA-73, Prairieville, LA 70769

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