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BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617
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Donald Douglas

Donald Gene Douglas

October 3, 1937 - June 23, 2019
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Obituary

Donald Gene Douglas, 81 passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 23, 2019 holding hands with his loving wife. Donald retired after thirty years of service from Sprint. He had a love for farming. He was a 1956 graduate from Holston High School and lived in Sullivan County all his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Charles and Mildred Burdine Douglas.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of almost sixty years, Nancy Lee Douglas, one beloved daughter; Donna Scheleur and husband Scott, the pride and joy of his life his grandsons; Eric and Troy Scheleur.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at East Tennessee Funeral Home. The service will follow at 8:00 pm with eulogy by Joe Barker. The Graveside service will be Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at East Tennessee Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Heart Association. www2.heart.org/donate or 3101 Browns Mill Rd. Ste.6 Johnson City, TN. 37604.

East Tennessee Funeral Home and Cemetery is honored to serve the Donald Gene Douglas family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    June 27, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    June 27, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    East Tennessee Funeral Home
    Address
    2630 Hwy 75
    BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617
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  • Service

    June 27, 2019 | 8:00pm
    When
    June 27, 2019 8:00pm
    Location
    East Tennessee Funeral Home
    Address
    2630 Hwy 75
    BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    East Tennessee Cemetery
    Address
    2630 Hwy 75
    BLOUNTVILLE, TN 37617
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Josh and Abby

Posted at 12:39pm
Please allow us to express our deepest condolences for your family's loss. We hope that you will find comfort in the real hope that the Bible gives of being reunited with your loved one again. In the Bible at John 5:28, 29 it reads, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.". The Bible there promises that your loved one will come back to life again in the resurrection. (Acts 24:15) The Bible also promises that soon death will be no more. (Revelation 21:3, 4) We encourage you to visit JW.org for more information about this wonderful hope.
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Angela Mackie

Posted at 01:45am
My heart is so heavy to hear of Don's sudden passing. This special man was not only my dad's co-worker but also our family's friend/neighbor for years. i grew up knowing and loving him. His wife, Nancy, was my mom's best friend. His daughter, Donna, was my buddy. Our ties and history are long & forever faithful/strong. After my dad passed away in 1982, Don was an exceptional father figure to me & my brother. We were a tight group. From parties to vacations. My childhood memories of him were truly the best! I always loved his laugh and stories. He was honest, hardworking, loving, caring, gave sage advice, & always there in time of need. Mom & I lived with him and Nancy for a good 6 months+ in 1996, after a house fire/rebuild. Their kindness knows no bounds. He will always be loved, never forgotten, forever missed. Fly high!!!
I love you, Nancy & Donna. Sending prayers & God's comfort for the entire family.
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Mary Peake

Posted at 09:37pm
Don was the father of my lovely neighbor, Donna. My family was privileged to spend time with him and Nancy when they were visiting Donna, Scott, Eric and Troy. He always had a good story to share. I am glad we got to see him last year at the Lua. Our hearts are sad knowing we will not be hearing any more great stories from him. We send love and hugs and prayers for comfort for Nancy who was his Ying to his Yang. They were an incredible couple and we all should aspire to the example they set with their long lasting and loving marriage. Don and Mary Peake
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