Douglas White Jr.

Jul 30, 1954 - Apr 1, 2017


For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-2)

Douglas “Doug” White, Jr., 62, of Sacramento, California passed away on April 1, 2017 peacefully in his sleep at the Martinez Veteran’s Hospital in Martinez, California.

Doug was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 30, 1954 to his parents, Rosalee Charley and Douglas White, Senior. Doug was known to his family and friends as “Butch.” Doug along with his mother and sister, Idelma relocated to Sacramento, California in August 1958. He attended and graduated from Norte Del Rio High School in June 1972.

During his high school years, he played forward on the Varsity Team. He was well known for his basketball skills. When asked how he learned to play basketball so well, he would say his mother taught him, because she was a great basketball player. Doug loved to play chess and various card games.

Shortly after graduating from high school, Doug decided to join the U.S. Marines, where he served his country from 1973 to 1976. Upon returning to Sacramento (Del Paso Heights), Doug worked as a Student Aid at McClellan AFB, California. Further employment included working at the Department of Motor Vehicles and Arco Arena.

Doug was quiet and very mild mannered and never had too much to say. However, he dearly loved his sisters and his mother. In their mom’s absence Doug “fathered” them. He was patient and kind with his sisters and took on the fatherly responsibility for each of them. He would cook and clean for them and, with his mom’s permission, taught them to drive. You would often find him at his mom’s home cleaning for her, washing her car and doing other odds and end chores for her.

In August 2008, Doug was baptized at Faith Fellowship Community Church where he attended for a period of time. Doug loved his mother and was so proud of her accomplishments as a Minister of the Gospel. He made sure he was always there to hear her preach and talk about the goodness of the Lord. He would always sit quietly in the back of the church for fear that she would call him out, and like a mom, she would do exactly that and you could see him bashfully smiling.

Doug is survived by his loving Mother, Pastor Rosalee G. Charley of Sacramento, California, his Father, Douglas White Sr. of New Orleans, Louisiana, 2 sons, Douglas Luther White, Darious Watkins White, 3 sisters, Idelma White-Urolia, Carlios (Orville) Clair Whitt, and Kimberly (Devell) Charley-Steens; 2 grandchildren, Korbin White and R’nani White, 1 niece, Jasmine Urolia, 1 nephew, Zachary E. Hood; 1 great-niece, Aleah Urolia , aunt, Jennifer Bullock and a host of other relatives and friends.

Rest in peace Douglas White, Jr., you were loved and will forever live within our heart.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


  • Jessica Harston says:

    Dearest Rose, all of us here at East Lawn want to express our condolences to you and your girls during this difficult time. You are such a pivotal part of the East Lawn team and we are here for you for anything you may need.

  • Dee says:

    I want to extend our sincere condolences to the family. May God grant you peace and strength during this time . Keep your loved one alive always in your hearts and remember all the beautiful memories they have given each one of you. Revelations 21:4 says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May God’s words bring comfort to you and the family at this time of sorrow.

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