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.