David White


It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. David Charles White, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. David peacefully departed this world on Oct. 24, 2023, at the age of 85, leaving behind a legacy of love, compassion, and indelible memories.

Born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1937, to the late Irving Linwood White and the late Lona May Griffith White, David’s joyful spirit and generous nature touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know him. A proud resident of Salisbury, Md., he found contentment in the simplicity of everyday life, cherishing the company of his wife of 66 years, Mary Jane (Ward) White.

David graduated from Onancock High School with the class of ’56. He proudly served his country in the Virginia National Guard for 10 years. He loved his job of many years as a route salesman for Sealtest Milk Co. Alongside his wife Mary Jane, they owned Dave’s Country Goodies, where he refinished furniture and made country crafts. David’s work ethic never wavered, and even after retirement he worked several years with his son’s business, Michael White Custom Homes.

David was a lifetime, faithful fan of the Phillies and Redskins. He had a huge place in his heart for dogs, a love for lighthouses and the outdoors, and especially working in his yard. His greatest passion was his family. You could always find him in the crowd or on the sidelines cheering on his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at sporting events or school functions.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane White; sons, Michael L. White (Michele) and Wayne C. White (Becky); bonus daughter, Rachel Greene; grandchildren, Pastor Mark L. White (Christine), Justin M. White (Anna), Courtney Ager (Joe), Phillip L. White (Amanda) and Peni Adams (Glen); great-grandchildren, Gabrilla, McKenna, Jase, and Savannah White, Judah Ager, Noah and Mollie Adams, Karys Greene, and William and Abby Keene; nephews, John Hurlbut, Joe Wrightson, and Ed Wrightson; and nieces, Hilda Flamholtz and Marion Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David C. White II; brothers, Bill, Herbert, and Jack; and sisters, Gladys and Dorothy.

To celebrate David’s life, a funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. at 3C USA Church, 38238 Old Stage Road, Delmar, Del. A visitation was held from 10  to 11 a.m. Interment followed at Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Onancock.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made in David’s memory to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802. 

Arrangements were in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com

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