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DALLAS, TX: Scott Edwin White of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Newburyport, died February 21 at the VA Medical Center’s Community Family Center Hospice in Dallas, Texas. Born in Waltham, Mass. on February 12, 1955, he was a son of the late George F. White and Marilyn J. (Ferry) White, now of Hampton, N.H. He attended schools in Rowley and Newburyport, and graduated from Newburyport High School, Class of 1974.

He is survived by his wife, Leslie M. (Van Straten) White of San Antonio, Texas; and their sons, Jacob White of Arlington, Texas and Patrick White of San Antonio. He is also survived by his former wife, Judy A. Murdy of Amesbury; their son, Cade White and daughter-in-law, Audra, and grandsons, Garrett and Mason, all of Kingston, N.H. He was predeceased by brothers, Gregg and Keith White. Surviving siblings are Joan White of Seabrook, N.H., Bruce White and his wife, Gail of New Durham, N.H., Gayle Case of Exeter, N.H., Donna and her husband, John LoConte of Farmington, N.H., George A. White and his wife, Cindy of Gilbert, Ariz., and Thomas R. White of Houston. He also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews who all cared for him very much.

Scott was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served his country for many years. He took great pride in his and fellow veterans’ service, especially his father who was a decorated WWII and Korean Conflict veteran. Scott graduated from Texas State Technical College in Harlingen, TX and had civil engineering career experiences for private companies before moving on to work for the Department of Transportation for the State of Texas. He assisted with the design and construction of civil engineering projects in San Antonio, El Paso, Arlington, and Dallas. He was an avid fan of New England‘s professional sports teams and NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt. Scott had an impressive collection of championship hats for those teams and among his collection were mementos of his visit of Earnhardt’s facilities in Mooresville, N.C. Scott was, above all, a proud and loving father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend.

Per Scott’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Donations in his memory may be made online to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (www.pcf.org), DAV (www.dav.org), or to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168. Arrangements for a springtime celebration of his life will be made by the family. Interment will be in the Rowley Burial Ground cemetery, Rowley, Mass.
Published on  March 6, 2015
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