ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Doyle White 79 years old, born on May 16, 1931 and passed away on April 5, 2011. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Tracey Bauer on May 16, 2020
Hi Daddy!!! Happy Birthday!! There have been so many times lately when I have yearned for your cheer and optimism and comfort. I so wish I could hear your voice!! Your voice does live on though in my heart and your wisdom is instilled in me forever!! I hope you are enjoying your birthday in Heaven and know that you are loved and cherished and missed so much by your daughter!!!! I love you Daddy!! Your Sugar.
Posted by Rick Bauer on April 8, 2020
Hello my friend,
As the years have gone on I find that I miss my close family member. As time has gone on I am beginning to understand that what I missed out on is in having a “daddy”. I think the most profound things I have realized is, no matter what, you were always able to offer with such ease your presence.. whether it was sitting on the patio and us both sharing our “plane” stories, or at the “19th Hole” laughing (or licking our wounds) from a day of golf, your tenderness, your caring, your concern, your “daddyness” always made me feel accepted and loved. Thank you Doyle for, despite it being so brief, providing for me something that I had never known in my life till that chapter. I hope that I can be jus a small part of that “daddyness” to my son. I love you Doyle and truly miss you.. rest well my friend ...
Posted by Tracey Bauer on April 5, 2020
Hi Daddy!! It was nine years ago that I got to see you for the last time here on Earth. It seems just like yesterday when we were laughing together and remembering so many special times! I miss you still every single day and wish I could share all the wonderful things in my life God has blessed me with since 2011. But, then you see because you are there with the Lord!! Please thank him for me for giving me the best father ever here on Earth and know that you are so loved from the bottom of my heart!! I miss you so much!!!
Posted by Tracey Bauer on May 16, 2019
Happy Birthday Daddy!! I know you are having a wonderful celebration today with the Lord!! Tell him thank you for giving me the best Daddy a girl could ever wish for! I miss you everyday and wish I could give you a hug and tell you everything that is going on. You are so loved!!! Your Sugar, Tracey
Posted by Sherry Peck on April 6, 2019
Hey Doyle.... remembering you is sweet.... knowing you and Mom(June), your cousin, are free with Jesus is precious... I can almost hear you two laughing!!! There has to be an Eternal life! God would never create us to have such precious memories and relationships if it was going to end or stop! Sooo with that I look forward to the day of entering His presence!!! We really loved you Doyle.... soo fun and sweet... and Tracy.... precious, your pride and joy!!!! Love yal.... your relative... Fondly In the Love of Christ!!! Sherry Green Peck
Posted by Tracey Bauer on April 5, 2019
My Dearest Daddy!! I miss you every day and wish you were here to talk to and laugh with and share all the joys and sorrows and treasures. You are the best Daddy a girl could ever hope for! I love you forever!! I read this poem and I thought of you. I know you are walking with the Lord my dearest Daddy and I am so happy you are home in his loving arms!! Love always, your daughter, Tracey
For My Daddy
© Christina Caburnay
Published: January 2014
Have you seen my Daddy?
I don't know where he's gone.
Sometimes it hurts so much
I can't seem to carry on.
  
I hear he doesn't look quite the same.
He doesn't need much rest.
The IV and medications are all gone;
In fact, he looks his best.
  
Is he playing tag with his parents
In that place way up high?
Or is he napping in God's garden
Where the beautiful in hammocks lie?
  
Some say he is always watching.
I hope this to be true
And that one day he'll return to me
And say, "I've come for you."
  
Have you seen my Daddy?
I imagine he's doing okay,
Though it hurts to know
I can't call him every day.
  
I really miss my Daddy.
I wasn't ready to say goodbye.
It will never be the same.
Years from now, I know I'll cry.
  
I bet God is with my Daddy,
Wrapped up in His arms,
Sheltered from all illness and sorrow,
Keeping him from harm.
  
I bet he sees us mourning
But would want us to smile
And tell us our time part
Is only a little while
  
I'll never quite understand
Why your time here was so small,
But you said you'll always be there
To catch me when I fall.
  
I miss you so much, Daddy,
But I hope and pray
That when it's my time, you'll come for me.
I'll see you again someday.
  
I guess it was meant to be
That your work here on Earth was done.
Now your life in paradise
Has only just begun.
  
Tears that I weep and prayers
Will hopefully travel very far
To reach my loving daddy
Sitting among the stars.
Posted by Rick Bauer on April 5, 2019
Goodbye
By Angela
Doyle, In our minds we always knew
this time would come to pass.
But knowing it and living it,
has come and gone so fast.
Goodbyes are often hard to say;
they hurt so very much.
Though you're not gone,
you still remain
in the minds, hearts, and lives you've touched.
It has been 8 years now since we have had the chance to sit on the balcony and share “flying” story’s and it goes without saying each year gets harder not having my “co-pilot”...
Our memories of time shared together fill me with laughter, insight and a sense of peace. My richest memory of the day we stood on the veranda before the wedding ceremony and I felt such a sense of connectedness and trust you placed in me to care for your most precious gift- your daughter. Thank you for your trust Doyle and rest well sir...
your son in law forever ...Rick
Posted by Rick Bauer on December 21, 2018
Merry Xmas Doyle,
This year has been a very special year from in reaching a special birthday... it would have been very special if we could have laughed and shared it together. I especially would have looked forward to sharing gifts, having Xmas dinner and especially taking time to go out on the patio and tell aircraft stories...we sure do have a lot. You have been and always will be the father I never had and this Christmas especially I wish you were here to share in this notal passing of time for both Tracey and I. We both toast a glass of Ballitore to you sir in your honor, friendship and memory. Merry Xmas , 2018!
Posted by Sherry Peck on April 6, 2018
A memorable man that leaves a sweet note and smile in your memory bank. You were a cherished cousin by my mother La June Lee Green. Through her we got to know precious you Doyle and Eurline and precious Tracey!! And we have Eternity to look forward too!! Love to your daughter and family who still miss you so as I miss my mother his cousin.... two jewels in heaven. God’s Blessings on your family, Sherry Green Peck ( second cousin)
Posted by Rick Bauer on April 5, 2018
Dear Doyle,
As I thought of you during the day today I reflected on the richness of a relationship that has meant so much to me- your caring, your concern, your love were able to forge a closeness that I cherish in my heart and wish I could experience even your being there today. You taught me so much about a great many things and I miss your smile, your positivity, and most of all your friendship ...a wise person once said, “ Grief never ends... But it changes...It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…it is the price of LOVE.” I truly love and miss you sir...
Your son-in-law,
Rick
Posted by Tracey Bauer on April 5, 2018
My Dearest Daddy,

Seven years ago today I heard your last breath on this earth and ever since then, I have missed you every day. I wish I could hear you tell me one more time, "It's all gonna be ok sugar." But, I know you are now with our Lord who is the one who makes it ALL ok. I hope you are smiling and laughing with the Lord each day knowing that you are always here with me in my heart. I Love You Forever!
Posted by Tracey Bauer on June 18, 2017
Hi Daddy!!! I sure do miss you today!! I was telling Rick that the photo of you shown here toasting was on Father's Day 2007. I sure wish we could spend the day together remembering all our wonderful adventures! You are the best Daddy a girl could ever have! I Love You Forever!!!!! Happy Father's Day!
Posted by Erlene White on June 18, 2017
Doyle--HAPPY FATHER'S DAY--thinking of you with love!!! Erlene
Posted by Erlene White on May 16, 2017
Doyle--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!--Thinking of you on your special day!!
                              Love--Erlene
Posted by Tracey Bauer on May 16, 2017
Happy Birthday Daddy!! I sure do wish I could cook you your favorites today in celebration of your 86th year!! You live on in my heart everyday and your cheerfulness and optimism in life are a permanent part of my outlook and everyday life. Thank you for being the best Daddy God could have ever chosen for me!! You are so missed!! All My Love Always, Tracey
Posted by Tracey Bauer on April 5, 2017
My Daddy!! How I miss you so much and long to hear your cheerful voice call me "sugar" one more time! It was six years ago that you took your last breath here on this earth but you will always breathe life and love into my heart! I am so happy for your peace in heaven and someday we will embrace there again. I am happy and healthy and it all started with the security and love and joy that you brought me everyday. Thank you for being the best Daddy in the world!! I MISS YOU!!!

The Gift God Gave Me Was You

© Lea Gomez Visit Lea Gomez's Site

Published on August 2008

I will never say goodbye to you my Father
because I know this is not the end for us to see each other.
You will only be going to a place where there's no pain nor suffering.
I am happy for you, for you will be with God.
For now we need to go in separate ways.
I remember how your arms hold me and give me strength.
You were always there to listen, love, and defend me in everything.
You were my very best friend.
In my triumphs you were always proud.
I'm very grateful and proud to call you my dad.
Here deep inside my heart you'll always be.
I would give up everything I have just to hug you one more time.
I remember the last time I held your hand and how you looked at me in the eyes.
If only I could turn back the time I would have never let you go.
I felt the world stop and my heart stop beating when they told me you were gone.......
How I wish I was only dreaming.
Just like the rain; tears fell down from my eyes, I couldn't speak for awhile.
Thank you Dad....
For always understanding, listening, caring, and loving me your whole life.
The greatest gift God gave me was YOU........ my Dad...
It's difficult to let you go but I must...
I must return the gift God gave me...
Till then;
See you in Heaven.........
Posted by Rick Bauer on April 5, 2017
Good Morning Doyle-
As we approach six years since we had the chance to talk and be close I find that my reflections of our times together and connection have not diminished but rather have become stronger and held more clarity for me.
I have always felt that God in his divine wisdom and providence allowed me to be a part of yours and Tracey and Erlene's life and I think most of that was to see what the love of a parent to a child looks like.
Over the years I have held true to my commitment on our wedding day to protect and care for your daughter and tro truly love her. While I do know that you truly loved her first, you may be comforted to know that I will always provide that safety, love and caring in your place.

I felt very blessed that, in getting to know you, I came to know a very special Chet Atkins song that was your favorite and , I was listening to it today and it reminded me of a poem about what it means when someone you love passes from this place...


What is dying?
I am standing on the seashore.
A ship sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean.
She is an object and I stand watching her
Till at last she fades from the horizon,
And someone at my side says, “She is gone!” Gone where?
Gone from my sight, that is all;
She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her,
And just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her;
And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “She is gone”,
There are others who are watching her coming,
And other voices take up a glad shout,
“There she comes” – and that is dying.

I miss you Doyle and will always hold a special place in my heart for you as the father I never had a chance to get to know...

Rick
Posted by Tracey Bauer on June 19, 2016
Daddy, I miss you so very much each and every day, but especially today! I am so blessed to have God give me the best Daddy in the world! Know that I am giving you a big hug right now and knowing you are having a wonderful day as you walk beside the Lord in heaven. I Love You Always!!! Your daughter, Tracey
Posted by Erlene White on June 19, 2016
Doyle---"HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!" Thinking of you with Love-Erlene
Posted by Rick Bauer on May 18, 2016
Hello Doyle!
Happy B-day!!! (sorry for the belatedness but was having password issue trouble- if you were here I KNOW you would have fixed iy with little difficulty!. Miss chatting about the old days and having my flying partner with me on the patio... Keep the shiny side down sir!!!
Posted by Tracey Bauer on May 16, 2016
Hi Daddy!!

Happy Birthday to you!! I wish I could sing to you and have a celebration with you here with us all but I am having one with you in heaven!! I miss you so very much every day, your positive outlook and smile and the comfort you always gave to make me feel so loved and safe. I have the best Daddy in the world!! I Love You Always!!
Posted by Erlene White on May 16, 2016
Doyle- "HAPPY 85th BIRTHDAY" You are always in our hearts and thoughts! Love Always!!
Posted by Rick Bauer on April 5, 2016
As I reflect on these past 5 years of Doyle’s passing I am continually reminded of a close and true friend who never judged me but, instead, accepted me, as I was. I am reminded, daily, of how Doyle trusted me to assume the most paramount of responsibilities- caring for his daughter. I reflect on his confidence in me and his support of me. Most of all, I cherish his love for me as his son-in-law. I many times have said I have always felt that Doyle was the father that I never really had and for that I thank God that our lives were able to intersect when they did and we were able to, for a brief moment on this earth, enjoy the fellowship and connection as father and son-in-law… I miss you Doyle, my friend.
Rick
Posted by Erlene White on April 5, 2016
Five years ago today you left us but you stay in our hearts every day!
We miss you, especially today,
and our Love is always with you.
Posted by Tracey Bauer on April 5, 2016
Hi Daddy!! I especially miss you today!!! I miss your smile and your special way of looking at the world with happiness and optimism! I miss you calling me sugar and giving me a warm bear hug! I Love You Daddy and you always are in my heart!
Posted by Tracey Bauer on June 21, 2015
Happy Father's Day Daddy!!! I have so many memories of wonderful Father's Day dinners and golfing outings. I miss you so, so much!!!!You are very loved and missed!!! You are the best Daddy in the whole world!
Posted by Erlene White on June 21, 2015
"HAPPY FATHER'S DAY" Doyle-You are missed!!!
Posted by Tracey Bauer on May 16, 2015
Happy Birthday Daddy!!! I sure do wish you could come over and we could grill and share stories and celebrate the most wonderful Daddy in the world!!! I Love You and Miss You Always!!
Posted by Erlene White on May 16, 2015
Doyle---HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Always with fond memories and love!
Posted by Danny Cowan on April 5, 2015
Still missing you Doyle and I have fond thoughts of you often :-)
And always will....
Posted by Tracey Bauer on April 5, 2015
My Dearest Daddy!!! We are here on the deck celebrating Easter, when Christ is Risen!!! I feel you looking down on us from heaven Daddy and your love is always in my heart!! I Love You Always Daddy!!!!!
Posted by Erlene White on April 5, 2015
Doyle--Time goes by--but the missing remains. You are thought of often with Love!
Posted by Rick Bauer on April 5, 2015
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is
a mystery and today is a gift,
which is why it is called the present.
What the caterpillar perceives is the end;
to the butterfly is just the beginning.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
Make your peace with that and all will be well
Posted by Rick Bauer on April 5, 2015
Someone once said that "Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal" I prefer to say to Doyle, Love leaves a memory that no one can steal. From the first moment you warmly shook my hand and welcomed me into your family, to those many hours we told airplane war stories, to the countless hours you endured my excruciating golf games together you always showed love that forged a family bond that will forever be in my heart. You are missed and truly loved Doyle... Keep em flying !!!
Posted by Tracey Bauer on June 15, 2014
Hi Daddy!! I sure do wish you could be here to celebrate a great Father's Day with us!! I know you are looking down and so I want you to know that I am the luckiest daughter in the world to have you for a father!!! As you walk now with the Lord, please thank him for choosing you to be my Dad!!! I am so very blessed!!! I Love You Always!!! Tracey
Posted by Rick Bauer on May 20, 2014
As each passing day, month , year go by I remember the rich vivid memories of us enjoying the closeness of family and camaraderie of a father-son relationship that blessed me and taught me so much. Thank you Doyle for being a part of this man's life and for welcoming him and his family into yours...
Posted by Danny Cowan on May 16, 2014
Still missing Doyle... He was an unforgettable person, friend and true gentleman. I count myself among the lucky one's who knew him and will always remember his kind spirit.
Posted by Tracey Bauer on May 16, 2014
Happy Birthday Daddy!!!! I sure wish you could be here to go play a game of golf with Rick and me!! I know you are looking down on us everyday and you are always in my heart!! You are so loved!!!
Posted by Erlene White on May 16, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY-DOYLE!!! You are missed every day!!!
Posted by Tracey Bauer on April 7, 2014
Hi Daddy!! I sure do miss you a lot! There are so many things that are happening that I wish you could share but I know you are looking down from heaven and I feel you in my heart every day! You are the best Daddy in the world and I love you so, so much!!
Posted by Erlene White on June 16, 2013
Hi Doyle--Thinking of you and missing you on this special day. Happy Father's Day!!!!
Posted by Tracey Bauer on May 16, 2013
Happy Birthday Daddy!!! I would love to be playing a round of golf and baking you an Italian Cream Cake! You are so missed! Love, Tracey
Posted by Erlene White on May 16, 2013
Happy Birthday, Doyle!! Thinking about you and missing you.
Posted by Rick Bauer on April 6, 2013
I prayed and thought of Doyle today and asked him how he was doing.. he said "Well Rick, I'm in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in"... Doyle, we miss you and I miss laughing and scooting around the ole golf courses, chasing those pesky white balls around and laughing and enjoying the day... Definitely treasured memories for lifetime
Posted by Sherry Peck on April 6, 2013
Hi Tracy..... Just another year and the memories are still fresh of your Dad, as they are of my Mom, his cousin. They were close and enjoyed each other's jokes and laughs!!! I know how you miss him, as I miss my parents....it is always an empty, but thankful spot in our hearts! God Bless You for keeping this up. Dick and I moved to LaGrange, email me if you come thru....In Jesus hands...
Posted by Danny Cowan on April 5, 2013
Doyle was the kind of man that will never be forgotten
by the people lucky enough to have known him. He had a very
positive kind spirit. You'll always be missed Doyle...
Posted by Erlene White on April 5, 2013
Doyle--You are in our hearts every day and we miss you every day. Today we celebrate our memories and love for you!
Posted by Tracey Bauer on April 5, 2013
Hi Daddy! I sure am thinking a lot about you today! But, I really do every day and I miss you every day. I miss your laugh and your optimism and how you would always gleefully greet me with "Hi, Sugar!" whenever we talked. You will always live on in my heart ... I Love You very much! Your Sugar, Tracey
Posted by Tracey Bauer on June 18, 2012
There is such an empty space at the table on Father's Day! But, Daddy you are always in my heart being the best Daddy ever!! Happy Father's Day!!
Posted by Erlene White on June 17, 2012
Doyle--Happy Father's Day!! You are missed!
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Posted by Tracey Bauer on May 16, 2020
Hi Daddy!!! Happy Birthday!! There have been so many times lately when I have yearned for your cheer and optimism and comfort. I so wish I could hear your voice!! Your voice does live on though in my heart and your wisdom is instilled in me forever!! I hope you are enjoying your birthday in Heaven and know that you are loved and cherished and missed so much by your daughter!!!! I love you Daddy!! Your Sugar.
Posted by Rick Bauer on April 8, 2020
Hello my friend,
As the years have gone on I find that I miss my close family member. As time has gone on I am beginning to understand that what I missed out on is in having a “daddy”. I think the most profound things I have realized is, no matter what, you were always able to offer with such ease your presence.. whether it was sitting on the patio and us both sharing our “plane” stories, or at the “19th Hole” laughing (or licking our wounds) from a day of golf, your tenderness, your caring, your concern, your “daddyness” always made me feel accepted and loved. Thank you Doyle for, despite it being so brief, providing for me something that I had never known in my life till that chapter. I hope that I can be jus a small part of that “daddyness” to my son. I love you Doyle and truly miss you.. rest well my friend ...
Posted by Tracey Bauer on April 5, 2020
Hi Daddy!! It was nine years ago that I got to see you for the last time here on Earth. It seems just like yesterday when we were laughing together and remembering so many special times! I miss you still every single day and wish I could share all the wonderful things in my life God has blessed me with since 2011. But, then you see because you are there with the Lord!! Please thank him for me for giving me the best father ever here on Earth and know that you are so loved from the bottom of my heart!! I miss you so much!!!
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