Don White Sr.


Mr. Don White Sr. affectionately known as “Don Juan” throughout the city and surrounding area, passed away on June 22, 2023, at the age of 62. He was born on August 7, 1960, in Marion, Ohio, to Josephus and Ruth White. Don will be remembered as a loving family man, a skilled contractor, and a passionate music enthusiast.

Don attended Marion Harding High School and served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed with Superior Brass Mfg. for 10 years before later finding joy in his work as a contractor, specializing in remodeling homes and buildings. His dedication and craftsmanship earned him a reputation for excellence in his field. In addition to his professional pursuits, Don was an accomplished DJ, showcasing his musical talents to the delight of many and always had an ear for mixing music. Don was most certainly an anointed vocalized singer in gospel. Two of his favorite Gospel singers were the late Pastor Daryl Coley and the late Bishop Rance Allen. He was known as a jack-of-all-trades.

Don’s spiritual journey began at Mayes Community Temple Church of God in Christ in Marion, Ohio under the late Reverend John W. Mayse, where he spent his formative years. Later in life, he became a valued member of Greater St. John Church of God in Christ, Mansfield, Ohio, under the late Bishop Walter E. Jordan, then under Dr. Pastor Walter E. Jordan II, and currently was under the leadership of the Pastor Raymond Cochran of The Oasis of Love Church. Under the leadership of the late Dr. Pastor Walter Jordan, Don became a Deacon, July 23, 2017 where he also actively participated in the Choir and Men’s Ministry, finding solace and purpose in his faith.

Beyond his professional and spiritual endeavors, Don enjoyed various hobbies and interests. He had a passion for fishing, cars, and spending quality time with his grandchildren, whom he cherished deeply. His love and dedication to his family were evident in the joy he found in their company.

Don was preceded in death by his father, Josephus White; brother, Calvin White.

He leaves behind a legacy of love and fond memories that will be cherished by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jenise Hoagland-White; mother, Ruth White; sons, Don White Jr., Donathan White, Donn Deone White, Charles A. Catchings Jr. (Sherita); daughters, Valerie L. Catchings, Arielle D. White with sister, Treesa White; brothers, Terry White (Rita), T.J. Sampson, Alvin White, Larry White and Darvin White; grandchildren, Talayzha Catchings, Civante’ Catchings, Antonio Lindsay, Nylah Lindsay, Jay’Sean Lindsay, Nay’onna White, Da’Krion White, Zay’Onni Harris-White, Donise White, Donnell White; bonus grandchildren, Aailyah and Amyah with numerous godchildren nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Evangelist Dr. Ella Bond-Mullens

    My sincere condolences to the family.

  2. Kimberly J Mitchell

    So sorry for your loss he was a good man

  3. Christine English

    Sorry for your loss Don was a very good friend of mines… and most definitely a family man…and church man…rip solider…

  4. Debbie S Jefferson

    Rest in paradise may God bless this family

  5. Kimberly Brookins-Lindsay

    Jeniece I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Praying that your strong faith and love of Christ Jesus will comfort you during Don’s transition. Love You!!

  6. Sister Jenise my sincerest condolences to you and your family. May God provide y’all with strength and comfort and healing during this difficult time ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Billie J Feagin

    May you find comfort in knowing he is at rest and peace … prayers for your entire family at this time of loss.


    To Jenise and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Remembering Don from the roller skating days. He will be truly missed. Praying for you and the family and may the Most High heavenly Father bless all of you with His strength and unsurpassing peace.

  9. Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to the family.

  10. Rita J. Shoulders

    So sad for the loss of your husband been known him for years.His and his wife.Visit them all the time.So praying for you and your family sweetheart.So Rest In Heaven.In The Name of Jesus Amen and Amen Again ❤️

  11. My condolences to the family

  12. Heartfelt condolences and prayers extended to the entire White family. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence & Carmen

  13. Sorry for your loss my prayers go out to the family

  14. Bruce and Karen Drye

    My wife and I are so sorry for your loss. We only knew Don for a short time but it seemed forever. He will be missed.

  15. Charles& Betty Catchings

    Catchings family, We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the White family. May God cover you all with love and prayers.

  16. Missionary Lodia Liz Vaughn

    My prayers are with the family during this time of transition. Our Almighty God shall comfort you all. Don was truly one of the nicest guy that ever walked upon this earth.

  17. Melvina Kyles

    my condolences to you and your family he was a good man and friend

  18. Sending condolences out to your family from the Coleman’s

  19. Williams family

    Our deepest prayers!! With the entire family!

  20. Willie and Anna Salas

    Sending our sincere condolences to the the family of Mr. Don White. We are praying for you all.

  21. Eleanor Belcher

    My condolences to the White family . I pray God’s peace and comfort on everyone through this trying time. God continue to watch over this family . Love you classmate Mrs. White.

  22. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to the White Family.

  23. Sending my sincere condolences to this family. From the Lindsay and Butler families. may God continue to keep his loving arms around you.❤️

    • Tarita Harris

      Jeniece I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Praying that your strong faith and love of Christ Jesus will comfort you during Don’s transition. Love You!!

  24. I express my deepest condolences to the entire White Family. Though words may not be enough, know that the family are always in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Tammie Marshall

    Sending my condolences to this lovely family.

  26. Rev John W. Bessick

    We share in your sorrows of losing this great man, great Husband, great Father, great Grandfather, great Family Man and great Servant of God. In times like these hold on to God’s unchanging hand. Build your hopes on things eternal. Hold on! Our prayers are lifted for the entire Family.

  27. Sylvia Boyd and Family

    Sending our Condolences and Prayers to the Family.

  28. Tarita Harris

    Jeniece I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Praying that your strong faith and love of Christ Jesus will comfort you during Don’s transition. Love You!!

  29. Fayette DJ Lady C Battle

    So very sorry for your lost. Praying for all sending my love.

  30. Jacalyn Texeira

    So sorry for your loss Jenise and your family May your husband Don Sr. rest in peace with JESUS CHRIST.
    What a beautiful soul he was after seeing the pictures of him with wife and his children and grandchildren. What a blessing to have known a man I never seen in person just the love this family shared in pictures of their lives

  31. To Jenise and family of Don White, Sr.
    We give our sympathies and prayers to you all and rest assure that Don, Sr., is alright now with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! The memories of him we will all cherish! Take care!
    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

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