William Douglas White

1944-08-29 - 2023-02-16

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial: Saturday, April 22 from 1PM until service 2PM

Service Date: 2023-04-22

Service Time: 2pm

Info: 708-672-7600

Web: https://www.cretefuneralhome.com/ (Go)

William “Doug” Douglas White,   Born on August 29, 1944 in Chicago to William Bowles and Jean Elizabeth White (Lees). Doug graduated from Homewood Flossmoor High School class of 1962 and received his bachelor’s degree in Business from Governors State University in 2004. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and longtime resident of Crete, Illinois. He passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023 surrounded by his family. Beloved husband, loving father and grandfather.  He loved his cars but his great passion was caring for his many cats and dogs throughout his lifetime. He worked as an Mechanical engineer, and designed presses for Verson Allsteel Press, until 1999. Survived by: Wife Janice Dianne White (Smolinski). Sons Lt. Col James Douglas White (Stacey), and Erik Lees White. Siblings Phyllis Jean Piunti (late brother-in-law Nick), Christine White, and Katherine White Tierney (Chris).  Grandchildren Ryan Douglas White, and Evelyn Skye White. Cousins Clark Bernard (Susana), Alexis Bernard Smith (Clark), and David Bernard.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to your favorite animal charity.

Memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 1:00PM until the time of service at 2:00PM at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Info: (708) 672-7600.   cretefuneralhome.com



1 Comment

  1. Alexis Bernard on March 15, 2023 at 1:04 pm
    You have left us too soon, Cousin Douglas. But we were so fortunate to enjoy many opportunities to reconnect as adults at family get-togethers. It was always obvious that your grandchildren held a special place in your heart. And my mom had a special place reserved for you in her heart, as her only nephew. You can rest in peace knowing that your beloved animals will be well taken care of by Jan’s dedication to them and her love for you. You will be missed forever.

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