Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Frank A Douglass, Jr., 86, died at his residence on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. A service to celebrate his life and homegoing was held Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Lake City First Baptist Church, directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Born in Salters, he was the son of the late Francis A. Douglass and Carrie Sparks Douglass. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and attended Clemson University before serving in the US Navy during World War II. After serving his country, he finished his education at the University of Florida School of Forestry. He began his career in the forestry industry with West Virginia Pulp and Paper. He later started, F.A. Douglass, Jr. Company, a consulting forestry firm. He was also certified as a real estate broker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Laird Douglass; his first wife, Rebecca Frierson Douglass and three sisters. He was a member of Lake City First Baptist Church and a charter member of Northside Baptist Chapel, where he served on various committees and especially enjoyed his role as a greeter. He was an extreme Clemson fan and served Clemson University as IPTAY Representative for over 40 years. Survivors are: one sister, Mary Wood Nexsen (Woody); three children, Ginny D. Jones (Frank), Frank A. (Sparky) Douglass, III (JoAn) and Donna D. Johns (Barry); six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Chapel, PO Box 236, Lake City, SC 29560 or McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29506.
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