D. Richard White

Services for D. Richard White, 70 of Lawrence, Kansas will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church. The family will greet guests an hour prior to the service.

Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York to James White and Mary Bascomb. Richard graduated from Boys High School and pursued a legal degree at NYU then acquired a master’s degree in law at the University of Kansas.

Richard loved nothing more than watching KU basketball games with friends and doing all he could to bring the Lawrence community together. Through these efforts Richard helped revive his fraternities’ chapter at KU, allowing him to become a mentor for many young males in the community.

Richard is survived by his three children, Maleeka, Mac, and Samuel White, two sisters, Lisa and Jessica, one brother, James White III and a granddaughter, Kiley. Along with those mentioned, Richard leaves behind a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members who love and miss him dearly.

6 Condolences

  1. Glenda on January 20, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest now.



  2. Audrey on January 22, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Richard White was a good man. My husband and I knew him 25-30 years ago. Richard had a kind and gentle soul. I am so sorry for his loss. May he rest sweetly in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.



  3. Jeff Seiger on January 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Richard you were an amazing man. You treated me like a son of your own when I came around, and I can’t thank you enough for that. I met you before I really became a man, and the interactions with you helped mold me into the man I’ve become today. You helped raised some wonderful and caring children, two of which have been wonderful friends to me as well. Thank you Richard, may your legacy live forever.



  4. Sharon Goolsby on January 27, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.



  5. Mary F. Lee (formally Davis) on January 29, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    I met Richard about 30 years ago when my then employer needed legal representation for a conservatorship. We all soon became friends. Later, Richard would help me with my own conservatorship when my father became unable to handle his own affairs. Richard was a kind, caring man. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My sympathies to his family.



  6. Lori Lyles Pearson on January 31, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Sorry to hear about Richard’s passing. He was a nice man and a great lawyer. Condolences



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