His faith became sight on the morning of May 14, 2021.
The Rev. David Mahan White entered the unspeakable glory of his Lord and Savior on Friday morning. His spirit left this world surrounded by his family.
Dave was born Oct. 18, 1945, in Morgantown to Eugene White and Betty Jean Poling.
Dave was blessed with the ability to meet people where they were, which made him an exceptional salesperson. He worked in insurance for a time and would make his mark in the corporate world to become one of Ford Motor Company’s most revered and successful salespeople. Dave would outsell all his peers every year at one of the nation’s largest dealerships on the west coast and would eventually be given the responsibility to train other salespeople; in fact, he wrote the manual that Ford used to train sales teams nationwide.
Dave never retired and was working on his 41st year with Morgantown Power Equipment alongside his good friend, Argyle Sheets.
Dave was also a minister of the gospel at many churches around the area. Dave held a Ph.D. in theology from the Apostolic Bible Institute and was the senior pastor at the First Apostolic Church in Sabraton, and Malden Christian Fellowship in Malden, Pa., for 13 years. His ministry was shared both in sermon and song. He had a beautiful tenor voice and sang with several quartets over the years, presided over hundreds of weddings, funerals and revivals. His ministry will live on, and we may never know the impact of his unfailing willingness to share the good news of the Lord Jesus with others.
He leaves to mourn his loss and cherish his memory, his wife of 25 years, Joyce Rodeheaver White; son, Tanner White, at home; his stepfather, Billy Reay Hackney; daughters, Melissa Kendall (Patrick), of North Carolina, and Kim George, of Morgantown; son, David M. White II, of Morgantown; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Eugene White (Janet), of Michigan, Dean White, of Ohio; and two sisters, Marybeth Robertson, of Ohio, and April White-Perkins, of Texas. Also surviving are his long-time friends, Willis Livengood, of Morgantown and Elvon Livengood, of Bruceton Mills; brother-in-law, Terry Rodeheaver, of Keisterville, Pa.; sister-in-law, Lana Henson, of Uniontown, Pa.; and her sons, Tommy and Sean Henson.
The family will welcome friends at the Fred Jenkins Funeral Home, from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, and again from 10 a.m., Thursday, until the time of service at 11 a.m. with Sr. Pastor Allen Donham and Pastor Ken Walls officiating. Dave will be laid to rest at the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.