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Harold J. "Doug" Douglas

December 12, 1921 — July 23, 2022

Lubbock

Harold J. Douglas, (Doug), beloved father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend slipped into eternity to be with his Lord and Savior on July 23, 2022, after living an amazing 100 plus years.

He was born in Campbell, Hunt County Texas, December 12, 1921, to T.O. and Hattie Lou Douglas.  After graduating from Shallowater High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps. Shortly after, war broke out in 1941.  Most of his war years were spent in the Central Pacific Theater.  He was a survivor of Iwo Jima.  "Gunny Douglas" was a proud member of the 4th Marine Division and 2-F-23 Marines---Fox Rifle Company, which now lives in history in the newly published book, Black Dragon.  He was thrilled that Black Dragon was published and that he lived long enough to see it in print.

While stationed at Quantico, Virginia in 1945, he met his soul mate, Frances McAnally.  They married and moved to Texas upon his discharge from the Marine Corps in 1946.  Here in Lubbock, they built a life together that lasted 67 years until he lost his beloved in 2012.

In his early years, Doug worked as an accountant by day and student by night.  He became a CPA, building his business, working at it until retirement at the age of 87.

Although Doug was a Marine at heart, he was very involved in his community and had a wide variety of interests.  He was active in CPA organizations, a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, a Deacon in his church, and was a member of the Lions Club.  He was an avid reader, a lifelong learner, and a great believer in staying physically fit at any age! He loved music, dance, and traveling. He played guitar, harmonica, mandolin, and taught himself the keyboard.  Their home was always full of music. He and Frances were fantastic dancers as well and enjoyed cutting a rug together.  They were faithful to attend the 4th Marine Division Reunions, all over America.

Although he lived through the Great Depression and a World War, Doug had a keen sense of humor and a great laugh.  He was a brilliant storyteller, tried to always see the positive, encourage others, show kindness, and live honestly.  Harold was a servant at heart.  His 100 years of life were spent serving and loving the Lord, his country, his family, and others.  A life well lived, a good and faithful servant. Those that have had the privilege of knowing him are blessed and grateful.  He will be missed beyond measure.

Harold was preceded in death by the love of his life, Frances, his parents, and 2 sisters.  He is survived by his two daughters and son-in-laws, Joy and Jerry Haggard of Lubbock and Pam and Ronnie Williams of Wolfforth, & four grandchildren:  Honey (Haggard) Segrist and husband Scott of Lubbock, Jason Haggard of Lubbock, Keely (Williams) Garcia and husband Nick of Denver, Colorado, Zane Williams of Phoenix, Arizona, three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Halli, and Scotlyn Segrist, and his sister Ramona Pickens of Keller, TX.

Graveside services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.  Rev. Nick Watts, Associate Pastor of Southcrest Baptist Church will be the officiant.  Services are under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes.

Pallberers will be Jerry Haggard, Ronnie Williams, Jason Haggard, Scott Segrist, Nick Garcia and Ric Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79411.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Harold J. "Doug" Douglas, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

City of Lubbock Cemetery

2011 E 31st St, Lubbock, TX 79404

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