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“You will be missed old friend. See you in the afterlife Al. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Jeff Thomas - Gregory, SD

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. I met Peggy and Allen many, many, years ago in Milan, NM, when we were all kids! So sorry to hear of Allen's...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: June Argeanas - Albuquerque, NM

“I love you Papa Al I miss you so much my heart just hurts your no here tell mama I love her and miss her I hope she held your hand and lead you home!...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Sharee Taylor - New Caney, TX

“Many memories. Many years ago. Rest in Peace my friend. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Terry Horton - Canton, SD


Allen Eugene White (Papa Al) was born on January 27, 1955 in Burke, SD, to the late Eugene and Betty White. He graduated in Plant City, Florida.

Allen enjoyed driving an 18-wheeler around the 50 states. He also loved rock and roll and working on motorcycles, cars, pickups, and boats with his cousin Don Veskrna.

Allen Eugene White passed away on October 14, 2015 from battling cancer at the young age of 60.

He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years Tami White of Gregory, SD; two daughters Tanya Mata and Audra White of Albuquerque, NM; two step-sons Jake Suliveras of Rapid City, SD and Jared Stenerson of Chandler, AZ; two step-daughters, Dawn Born (Paul Born) of Gregory, SD and Sharee Taylor of Wall, SD; three grandchildren Julian, Jesse Mata, and Luke White of Albuquerque, NM; three step-grandchildren, Devin Sulveras of Rapid City, SD, and Shane and Dane Wernke of Gregory, SD; one sister Peggy Innes of Albuquerque, NM; many nieces and nephews; and his devoted dog Bailey.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Al (Papa Al) will be missed by many.

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A memorial service for Allen White was held Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home in Gregory, SD with Pastor Royal Archer officiating.

Recorded music was "Amazing Grace"
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
"Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" by AC/DC

Lesa Sanden was in charge of registration.

Inurnment was in the Graceland Cemetery, Burke, SD.