White, Douglas Alan

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Douglas Alan White, 50, of Blacksburg, VA on March 5, 2023. Doug was found at home, resting peacefully, having passed away in his sleep.

Doug was a devoted father, uncle, brother, son, and friend. He lived and loved passionately and fought for what he believed in. Doug was a generous person, always willing to offer help to friends and strangers alike. He was gregarious and witty, could light up a room with fun or a challenge. He brought his keen sense of justice and determination into the causes he supported, even when they were not popular. He dared to be a squeaky wheel, a thorn in the side, and a beacon of hope for those struggling in darkness.

Doug was invested in his community; working alongside concerned citizens and city council to make his hometown and loved ones safe. Truly, there was no one better to have by your side when facing a challenge and no greater opponent when being challenged by him. Doug brought everything he had to the table: he was a hard worker, a brilliant contractor, and a fixer of anything. His creative talents can be seen in many interior and exterior spaces from the Blacksburg area to Richmond. Doug was a big presence in our hearts and that presence will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Doug is survived by his three sons Sterling, Hayden, and Riley White, his ex-wife April Walsh, his mother Linda Seigfried, his two brothers and sister and their families: Chris and Mitzi White with children Allison, Jason and Spencer, Beth (Uma) White with children Milo and Elvin Nicholson and their father Dan Nicholson, and Than and Yara White with children Karis and Emmy. Doug was predeceased by his father Charles Earnest White.

There will be a celebration of life on April 10, 2023, from 1-4:00 pm at The Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. The family welcomes all of Doug’s friends and loved ones to join us as we celebrate him. Please RSVP to this event through the following link:
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