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Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Douglas David Wilson

September 25, 1973February 1, 2020

Douglas David Wilson September 25, 1973 – February 1, 2020

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27) Douglas David Wilson, 46, of Austin, Texas, went to his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 1, 2020, after a valiant 14-month battle with esophageal cancer. Doug was a loving, dedicated, hard-working husband and father, devoted son and brother. He would always say his greatest accomplishments were being a father and a husband. He loved his wife and children “more than anything in the whole, entire world,” and his earthly absence will forever be felt. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jamie (Martinez) Wilson; his son and daughter, Doak and Reagan; his mother, Caron Wilson; his sister, brother-in-law and niece, Jana Lynn Willey, Richard Willey, and Rylie Townsell; and a large, extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, maternal grandparents and in-law family members. He also leaves behind many close and professional friends, students, and players. Doug is preceded in death by his father, David Lynn Wilson; and his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Bernadine Wilson.

Doug was born in Lubbock, Texas, to David Lynn Wilson and Caron Ann (Schenk) Wilson on September 25, 1973. He attended K-12 schools in the Northside Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas, graduating from John Marshall High School in 1992, where he was also a member of the 1991 Marshall Rams State-qualifying football team his senior year under Head Coach David Visintine. Doug attended and played football at Hardin-Simmons University, earning various academic and football honors under Head Coach Jimmie Keeling. He was a four-year member of the HSU Cowboys football offensive line and graduated in 1996 with a degree in Political Science. Doug also earned a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

His career as a football coach and teacher began in 1998 at Deweyville High School and proceeded to Huntsville High School, New Waverly High School, Splendora High School, Burnet High School and Marble Falls High School, before dedicating the last six years as a social studies teacher at Westlake High School’s The Learning Center - which he said was his dream teaching job because of his students and his beloved coworkers - and as an offensive line coach for the Westlake High School Chaparrals football team under Head Coach and Athletic Director Todd Dodge. Doug felt privileged every day to be able to work for such a legendary coach and alongside his coaching brothers.

On December 21, 2019, Doug coached what would be his last football game – the 6A-Division II State title game. He was blessed to be able to see his dream of winning a state championship fulfilled that night, and we are grateful to God that after 22 years of pursuing this dream, God was merciful in the time given to Doug to be able to see it realized. At the time of his passing, Doug was also the Head Varsity Track Coach for Westlake High School.

Funeral Services will be held at Austin Ridge Bible Church (Bee Cave Road Campus) in Sanctuary-A, Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 3 p.m., Pastor Steven Hill officiating. In accordance with Doug’s wishes, no visitation or viewing will be held.

The family of Douglas David Wilson sends the sincerest of thanks for all the prayers, kind words, and supportive gestures that have been bestowed upon them during this sad and difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests donations be made to the Eanes Education Foundation in Doug’s honor at https://eaneseducationfoundation.org/coachwilson/.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

Memories

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Francesco Palazzuoli

February 9, 2020

What a truly loving man Coach was to both our family and in particular my son. It was a pleasure to have him be an amazing part of our lives !

BJ Neesvig

February 7, 2020

Doug's influence on me playing sports as teammates or as opponents made me a better person...He pushed me to be a stronger competitor.

Justin Rhodes

February 6, 2020

I had the wonderful opportunity to be coached by Coach Wilson during my junior and senior year at Burnet. He was an amazing coach, teacher and a great man. He was always full of passion and energy everytime he was on the football field. He loved all his players, respected each one and always wanted to make sure we were ok. He defiantly helped me progress as a football player as well helped me pursue football career at his alma mater Hardin-Simmons university. I am so sorry for your loss he was well loved and respected during his time at Burnet.

Tommy Braendle ll

February 6, 2020

I am so heartbroken to hear of Dougs passing, i give my love and prayers to all of his family. I'm truly at a loss for words. God bless you Doug.

Bo Carrington

February 6, 2020

Doug was one of our kids while he was in college. It doesn’t surprise me that he grew into the man he did. Doug was born for greatness. Some Of that greatness was achieved in his 46 years, but much more will be seen in the legacy he leaves behind in his family, the kids he coached, and the many friends he made along the way. He will be missed.

Michelle Tucker

February 6, 2020

Coach Wilson was one of my favorites! As a sports photographer for Westlake over the past 15 years, I have known ALOT of the coaches! He actually felt more like a friend to me on the sidelines and was always so mindful to get those guys in on the game that didn’t normally see much playing time so that we could get action shots of those kiddos! I will forever be grateful to him for being that sweet and mindful to us!
He struck me as a gentle giant. What a wonderful family too! He helped to raise an truly amazing son in Doak...what a gentleman! And his daughter was often seen by his side! Beautiful girl!
I am grateful that I was able to get to know such a wonderful man. I will remember him always. Jamie, please know we are with you always too. Call me if you ever need anything!! May God continue to watch over your family.
Michelle.

Mona Mcquien

February 6, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Doug.
The McQuien Family
Friends from San Antonio and Northwest Little League.

Mary Batlan

February 5, 2020

With sympathy and prayers,
Mary Lou and Westlake United Methodist Church
Friends of the Bressi family

Chris Smogur

February 2, 2020

Coach Wilson we are thankful for the countless hours of time and energy you gave to our sons and the Westlake community. You and your wonderful family are in our prayers. We are glad your suffering is over and know you are in a better place.

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY