31 December, 1937 – 1 July, 2020
William “Bill” Joseph Douglas, 82 of Dale City passed away at INOVA Fairfax Hospital on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Bill proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the submarine “USS GRAMPUS” SS-523.
He is survived by his three children, Mark Douglas, Vicki Young (Tommy) and Brian Douglas (Dani); brother, Wayne Douglas; and seven grandchildren, Kyle, Christian, Collin, Nicole, Morgan, Shelby, Ann-Marie and one great-grandson; Hazel. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Judy Douglas, his parents, John & Marie Douglas, and brother Jack Douglas.
All services will be private.
Online condolences may be sent at www.mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
10 July 2020
One behalf of United States Submarine Veterans, Inc - Northern Virginia Base (USSVI NOVA) and my self, our condolences to Bill's family and friends.
Bill had been a member of USSVI NOVA since Sept 19, 2019, and was due to be inducted into the Holland Club this year, which is an honored group of USSVI members that have been "qualified in submarines" for 50 or more years. He qualified onboard the USS Grampus (SS-523) in 1957 and left the US Navy as an EN3(SS).
Bill from the first meeting made friends with his Brothers of the Phins and was a valued member of the Base. We will miss him and the sea stories that he shared with us.
Shipmate, Rest your Oar
We have the watch now.