Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Dick White RICHARD E. WHITE better known as Dick, Dickie or Poppy to those who loved him, a devoted husband, proud father and grandfather died May 25, 2019. Dick loved his family with all his heart and was a family man to his very core. Poppy infused his grandkids with love and encouragement that knew no limits, available anytime, anyplace for any subject. His age did not reflect his vitality, energy and strength. Dick lived life to the fullest till the very end. Positive, joyful, strong, full of energy. He never met a stranger, a close friend to many…unselfish, loving, encouraging, mentoring, gentle and kind. He loved to dance, travel, tend the garden and cook. He so enjoyed a good cigar, a drink and a robust conversation with all who joined him. Dick was a do it yourself type guy, a Mr. Fix It before the age of Google. A one of a kind to those who knew him, a bright light to all. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 61 years; his daughter Sonya Curry, Fiancée Dan Hahn, and her children with Marty, Grant (Zoey) Curry, Kent Curry and Robbie Curry; his daughter Sherri Albertson, her husband Jeff and their two children Nicole (Ethan) Cavett and Mitch Albertson; siblings Albert (Mary) Land, Rick (Deb) Land and Laura (Bill) Gardner. He is preceded in death by parents Ralph and Lucieal White. While serving in the U.S. Air Force in England, he returned to Missouri and married his high school sweetheart. When his service ended, he returned to the US and settled in Illinois. While raising a young family and working full- time at the local newspaper he pursued and completed a business degree and began a profession as an engineer. Tired of enduring the rough Chicago winters, he relocated the family to the warmth of Dallas in 1980. He worked as an engineer in Dallas for AT&T until his retirement.