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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

OBITUARY

James Thomas Douglas, III

21 May , 19471 September , 2019
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James Thomas Douglas III (Tommy) was born May 21, 1947 in Savannah, Georgia to James Thomas Douglas, Jr (Jimmy) and Betty Ann von Runnen Douglas (Betty), both deceased. He passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of September 1, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Park Douglas of LaGrange; brother, Jerry Douglas (Carol), Asheville, NC and three nephews; John (Melonee) Douglas, of Clifton, Virginia, 2 children; Tad, (Rina) Douglas, of Haymarket, Virginia, 3 children and Scott Douglas of Asheville, NC; and brother Terence Douglas, Braselton, GA.

Tommy grew up in Savannah, attended Benedictine Military School later graduating high school at Briarcliff High School in Atlanta, GA. He attended West Georgia College in Carrolton and was an active sports enthusiast participating in football, baseball and basketball. He is second generation in the alcohol and non-alcohol beverage business sales and consulting for over 50 years with numerous companies and positions from sales, management/distribution, regional consulting for marketing distilled product, wines and beers living in Columbia, SC, Augusta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Atlanta now LaGrange. He managed and operated PGA Tour Radio, Atlanta, GA for four years overseeing its growth and expansion for golf radio coverage and sales.

Tommy was an active member of the Lagrange College Leadership Council for 5 years, a member of First United Methodist Church, LaGrange, an active member and participant at Highland Country Club, was always available for “BNO” group, lunch group on Friday’s and any reason to get a group of guys together.

Funeral services shall be held at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30241 (706) 884.8636, Saturday, September 7th 10:00 am Receiving; 11:00 Service; 12:00 Reception following service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the University of Georgia Foundation in memory of Tommy to benefit the Gail and William Oliver (Dr. Pat) Hunnicutt III Scholarship at the University of Georgia Foundation, 394 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA. 30602-5582 OR the Jean and Howard Park Scholarship Fund at LaGrange College in memory of Tommy, 601 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240-2999 OR to your favorite charity in memory of Tommy. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636. www.shlagrange.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Dawn Park Douglas, Wife
  • Jerry & Carol Douglas, Brother
  • Terence Douglas, Brother
  • John & Melonee Douglas, Nephew
  • Tad & Rina Douglas, Nephew
  • Scott Douglas, Nephew
  • Great Nieces & Nephews, Five
  • DONATIONS

  • Gail & William Oliver Hunnicutt III Scholarship at the University of Georgia Foundation
  • Jean & Howard Park Scholarship Fund at LaGrange College
  • To your Favorite Charity

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, 7 September , 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, 7 September , 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception following the service

Memories

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James Randall Chumbley

5 September 2019

My sincerest heartfelt condolences to Tommy’s lovely wife, Dawn, as well as the rest of his family. Although the years have distanced us, I still remember the times I had the great pleasure of being in his company as well as Dawn’s. Each time, I found Tommy to always be gracious and so very welcoming with a charming big smile.

I will always remember him in this manner as my thoughts take me back to being in their warm and loving home. He was “good people” as I imagine he will remain so and continued to be loved so dearly by those that love and respect him for the man he was, as he will live on in their warm and tender hearts.

James Randall Chumbley

Peter Franklin

4 September 2019

Rest In Peace my friend ! Gone too soon !

Dale Mallory

4 September 2019

Dearest Dawn,
Tommy went out of his way to show kindness to me, Rick, our family and especially Matt. We are grateful we had the gift of knowing him. We will miss him but never forget him. Our hearts ache for we know the journey you have begun.
Praying for you and we love you,
Dale and family.

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Biography

James Thomas Douglas III (Tommy) was born May 21, 1947 in Savannah, Georgia to James Thomas Douglas, Jr (Jimmy) and Betty Ann von Runnen Douglas (Betty), both deceased. He passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of September 1, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Park Douglas of LaGrange; brother Jerry Douglas (Carol), Asheville, NC and three nephews; John (Melonee) Douglas, of Clifton, Virginia, 2 children; Tad, (Rina) Douglas, of Haymarket, Virginia, 3 children and Scott Douglas of Asheville, NC; and brother Terence Douglas, Braselton, GA.

Tommy grew up in Savannah, attended Benedictine Military School later graduating high school at Briarcliff High School in Atlanta, GA. He attended West Georgia College in Carrolton and was an active sports enthusiast participating in football, baseball and basketball. He is second generation in the alcohol and non-alcohol beverage business sales and consulting for over 50 years with numerous companies and positions from sales, management/distribution, regional consulting for marketing distilled product, wines and beers living in Columbia, SC, Augusta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Atlanta now LaGrange. He managed and operated PGA Tour Radio, Atlanta, GA for four years overseeing its growth and expansion for golf radio coverage and sales.

Tommy was an active member of the Lagrange College Leadership Council for 5 years, a member of First United Methodist Church, LaGrange, an active member and participant at Highland Country Club, was always available for “BNO” group, lunch group on Fridays and any reason to get a group of guys together.

Funeral services shall be held at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30241 (706) 884.8636, Saturday, September 7th 10:00 am Receiving; 11:00 Service; 12:00 Reception following service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the University of Georgia Foundation in memory of Tommy to benefit the Gail and William Oliver (Dr. Pat) Hunnicutt III Scholarship at the University of Georgia Foundation, 394 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA. 30602-5582 OR the Jean and Howard Park Scholarship Fund at LaGrange College in memory of Tommy, 601 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240-2999 OR to your favorite charity in memory of Tommy.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636. www.shlagrange.com.