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Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery

14501 North Ih-35, Pflugerville, TX

OBITUARY

Michael F. White

September 23, 1970September 3, 2019
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With deepest sorrow, we announce that Michael F. White, our beloved son, passed away suddenly on September 3, 2019. Those who knew Michael lost a shining light in their lives.

Michael graduated from Klein High School in 1989 and attended Texas Tech University and The University of Texas. He graduated from the Austin Fire Academy on October 12, 2007 and proudly served as an Austin Firefighter for 12 years, relishing the commitment, camaraderie, and mission the role embodies.

He fell in love with Austin, with its remarkable blend of charm, weirdness, music, hills, and lakes. He was an enthusiastic artist and musician and, appropriately, had a rather unique and extensive collection of art and music.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking, cycling, surfing, snowboarding, scuba diving, walking his dog and riding his motorcycle. Austin was a great fit.

His love of all animals knew no bounds and he was truly passionate about protecting the environment. Michael is survived by his parents, Paul and Diana White; brother, Andy and his wife, Courtney; niece and nephew, Sophia and Brody; grandparents, Helen White and, the late, Robert White; and grandparents, the late, Lea and Earl Hughes. Also survived by his girlfriend, Julie Allison and her daughter, Drew. He also leaves a host of loving extended family and friends.

Michael will be in our hearts forever!

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Austin Firefighter Relief and Outreach Fund or the Austin Animal Center.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2019

Memories

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Patrick Ilfrey

September 14, 2019

Mike was a special friend that I spent many adventures with while growing up. From grade school to Texas Tech, Mike was always the smarter and more adventurous of our duo. I have always marveled at Mikes ability to perform any stunt possible with apparent ease and then to top it off he always had straight A's. My prayers are with your family, Mike was a great man with a big heart.

Eric Ruthven

September 14, 2019

I will miss Mike tremendously because he was like a brother to me. Mike was kind, generous and had a big heart. I have many memories of this along with many great times. I saw a shining light of a person.

Audrey Robertson

September 13, 2019

I’m pretty sure I have Mike to thank for having our parents take us to the KISS concert when I was five. And many great concerts after that.

There were the big wheel tracks and ramps, and neighborhood games of ghost in the graveyard. Countless Thanksgiving meals at the “kids’ table” and the annual Christmas gift exchanges. I have so many vivid, childhood memories that, thankfully, include Mike.

And as adults, on the more rare occasion our families were together, he always had such thoughtful questions about how things were going, and genuine interest in what I was up to in life.

My heart hurts thinking about his sadness. And my heart hurts for the son, brother and friend lost much too soon.

But without a doubt, the world was a better place because Mike was a part of it. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. ❤️

Carole and Bill Wolters

September 13, 2019

Early on we admired Mike for his persistence in engineering the perfect bicycle ramp in his driveway. It was fun to watch every day. Of course any pile of dirt was a magnet for Mike's bicycle jumps. We are so sad at losing such a kind and thoughtful person. Most recently while drifting through the Austin Airport Terminal, a loud voice shouted "Hey Mr. Wolters". Mike had a flight elsewhere, but he came over to talk and just be a nice guy. Such manners and politeness are intentional traits. Mike will be missed greatly. We especially want to thank Mike for his friendship and support for our son.


Carole and Bill Wolters

Aaron Shannon

September 13, 2019

I met Mike in 1995 or 96 when we were both working at the Crown and Anchor. We quickly became good friends, and would often hang out after our shift playing music and making fun of life in general. We both shared a love for Hunter S. Thompson, Ween and riding our bikes around Hyde Park at night. He was a kind and loyal friend, gentle and wild. The last time I saw him, he had just become a EMT( I think that's right), before his tenure with the AFD. Many regrets that I didn't keep in touch with him as our paths in life diverged. He will be and is missed greatly. So long, brother........

Paul Rodden

September 12, 2019

Natalie Hill

September 9, 2019

Mike was my friend for almost 30 years. I have so many wonderful memories of good times with him in college, including cross-country road trips and camp outs. Any event was enhanced by Mike’s presence — he was so kind and easy to be around. I wish I’d spent more time with him in recent years, I will miss him so much.

Paul Rodden

September 7, 2019

Mike,
A good friend, a good firefighter, a good man.
Mike had his own taste in music and movies for which he received a lot of ribbing at the fire station. He could cook three dishes but I really liked his lasagna. He had an easy manner and a gentle sense of humor.
He cared for everyone. And he acted out his charitable feelings. He came to my dad's wake and visited me in the hospital bringing me a book. Once, unasked, he pieced together a nice bike for me.
I can't think of anything I did for him. Wish we knew how much he was hurting.
Peace, brother.

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Biography

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Michael F. White, our beloved son, passed away suddenly on September 3, 2019. Those who knew Michael lost a shining light in their lives.

Michael graduated from Klein High School in 1989 and attended Texas Tech University and The
University of Texas. He graduated from the Austin Fire Academy on October 12, 2007 and proudly served as an Austin Firefighter for 12 years, relishing the commitment, camaraderie, and mission the role embodies.

He fell in love with Austin, with its remarkable blend of charm, weirdness, music, hills, and lakes. He was an enthusiastic artist and musician and, appropriately, had a rather unique and extensive collection of art and music.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hiking, cycling, surfing, snowboarding, scuba diving, walking his dog and riding his motorcycle. Austin was a great fit.

His love of all animals knew no bounds and he was truly passionate about protecting the environment.
Michael is survived by his parents, Paul and Diana White; brother, Andy and his wife, Courtney; niece and nephew, Sophia and Brody; grandparents, Helen White and, the late, Robert White; and grandparents, the late, Lea and Earl Hughes. Also survived by his girlfriend, Julie Allison and her daughter, Drew. He also leaves a host of loving extended family and friends.

Michael will be in our hearts forever!

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Austin Firefighter Relief and Outreach Fund or the Austin Animal Center.