Stephen Weston White

Stephen Weston White

Stephen White, a son of Sabine Parish who was a loyal mentor, leader, competitor, and humble servant of God and humanity, left this world on Sept. 14, in Natchitoches.

Born on Dec. 29, 1983 in Shreveport, Weston was the son of Billy and Sandra White of Many. He was baptized at the First Pentecostal Church in Many. Even as a child, he was fearless and full of life. He attended church camp in Tioga annually, fished the Sabine River, and mastered the use of every tool or gadget he acquired. His earliest confidantes were his brothers, Willie and Waylon, who shared his love for adventure, whether it be building, sports, bicycle riding, or innocent mischief. He was even considered a sandwich connoisseur by his wide circle of friends.

Weston attended Many Elementary, Many Junior High, and Many Senior High. He graduated in 2002 as a decorated athlete, earning varsity football honors as defense captain, honorable mention allstate defense player, and two-year first team all-district linebacker. He earned the bachelor of science degree in business administration from Northwestern State University in 2007, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, serving the chapter as vice president and then president in 2006. While in high school and college he held several part-time jobs that taught him the value of earning his education.

Following graduation, Weston joined his brother, Willie, in the oilfield industry, starting with lower-level jobs and advancing to a consultant for EP Energy Corporation where he was responsible for entire drilling operations. During his career he set and held numerous records in the Eagleford and Permian Basin.

Weston, affectionately known as his mother’s “Precious,” leaves behind his parents; brothers, William and his wife, Melissa; Waylon, and his wife, April, both of Natchitoches; his niece, Presley; nephews, Caleb; Caden; and Steele; his aunts and uncles, Charlotte Coburn; Jimmy White; Jimmy; and Yvonne Marr; cousin’s, DJ and Rebecca Baker; Tina Leone; Caitlin Pine; Brandon Leone also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Billy and Betty White; maternal grandparents, F.W. and Mildred Marr; uncle, the Rev. Brooks Coburn; aunt, Nelwyn Remedies; and his cousin, Jonathan Coburn.

A celebration of Weston’s life was held on Friday, September 18, at New Life Evangelism Center in Natchitoches. Interment followed at Fort Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home of Natchitoches.

Pallbearers were Jared Dunahoe, Dustin Hayes, Adam Chamberlin, Adam Founds, Derek Motley, Blake Byles, Blake Isgitt, Brad Goodman and Max Tannehill. Honorary Pallbearers were Jared Hewitt, Michael St. Germain, Daniel Courville, Clayton Thompson, and the Theta-Mu Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

“Many men have worn the Star and Crescent, but the loss of even one diminishes us all. We, however, are better men for Weston’s example. He was a Brother in heart among us. We are grateful for Weston’s strength, his compassion, and his inspiration.”

Taken from the Memorial Ceremony of Passing, Kappa Sigma Fraternity

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