Major David Arnold White, age 62, of Nixa, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at home. He was born March 10, 1958 in Springfield, the son of Judith Ann (Turner) White and David Eulin White. As his father traveled for the military, David experienced living in several places. Returning to Springfield, he graduated from Kickapoo High School. He was also a graduate of SMS (Missouri State University). While in college David became a member of ROTC. Following graduation he began his military career as 2nd Lieutenant. David was deployed to Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm before leaving active duty as a Captain. Serving in the Army Reserves, David was promoted to Major before retiring from civil service from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
On February 22, 2005, he and Eloise Vinita Elmer were married in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 2014 he and Eloise moved to Nixa, to be close to family. David was an amateur radio enthusiast, and enjoyed all technology, including building computers.
Survivors include: His wife, Eloise; his 14 year old son, David Edward White; his mother, Judith Ann White of Springfield; his father David Eulin White and wife Jan of Athens, Alabama; a brother Tim White and wife, Karen of Alpharetta, Georgia; a step-brother, Sam Wilson of Belize; an aunt, Jean Najafi of Springfield; a niece Amy White; and a nephew, Bradley White.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 Noon Friday, April 30, 2021 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with full military honors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Adams Funeral Home, 109 N. Truman Blvd., Nixa, MO 65714.