Dayved Franklynn White Owl “Maaishu gi′geeshash” (Protecting Eagle), age 69 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, died Friday, February 12, 2021 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 4:00PM on Wednesday, February 17th.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00PM until the hour of service at 4:00PM.

Mr. White Owl was born on June 20th, 1951 in Elbowoods, North Dakota to the late Herbert and Madelynn (Vondall) White Owl. He served as a Cryptological Technician Operator in the United States Navy for a total of 42 years, 21 active years and 21 reserve years, and was a veteran of both the Vietnam and Iraq Wars. He was an extremely loving husband, father, and grandfather who was very involved in the activities of his grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and loved make people laugh. Mr. White Owl loved to play golf, the Washington Redskins, Chicago Cubs, Arsenal Gunners, watching historical documents and old black and white war movies. Mr. White Owl was of the Catholic Faith and extremely proud of his Hidatsa culture.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Reina White Owl; granddaughter, Hayley Sedlacek; brothers, Ron (Ruth) White Owl, Skip (Linda) White Owl, Chip White Owl, and Leland White Owl; sister, Karen Simmonds; many sons (nephews), daughters (nieces), and extended family; and adoptive parents, Clayton and Mary Rose Morehouse.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Gwen White Owl; sons, Virgil (Dana) White Owl and Jeff (Amber) White Owl; brothers, Roger White Owl, Sr. (Sarah), Randy (Noreen) White Owl, and Wilson (Teresa) White Owl; sisters, Mary Vigen, Lela White Owl, and Rhonda (Bill) Woods; grandchildren, Brittney Ziga, Tre White Owl, Sophia White Owl, Ethan White Owl, and Brandon White Owl; adopted sons, Rick (Niki) Lallish, Al (Debbie) Lampert, and Dwight (Joy) Gorder; adoptive brothers, Neal Hale, Cary Enno, Rich Larson, Tony Iverson, Mark Skibsrud, Mylo Spotted Horse, Chuck Wells, Sidrick Baker, Keith Bear, and the Smith Boys; adopted sisters, Jeanne Virag, Rose Cortez, Iris Birdbear Obes, and the Smith Sisters; many sons (nephews), daughters (nieces), and extended family.

Since Mr. White Owl was an organ donor, if so desired memorial contributions may be made to Tennessee Donors Services, 566 Mainstream Dr., Nashville, TN 37228.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com

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