Clarence Douglas Fuqua

November 13, 1937August 8, 2018

Clarence Douglas Fuqua, 80, was born in Silsbee, Texas, on November 13, 1937, and passed away in Baytown, Texas, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. A resident of Baytown for most of his life, Douglas worked for Southwest Plastics & Chemicals, which is now Poly One. After retirement, he worked at Gene’s Polaris for over 20 years. Douglas married Patsy Maroney on August 8, 1958, at Cedar Bayou Baptist Church. It is probably no coincidence that he passed away on their anniversary. He played a lot of softball and bowled in his younger years, and was one of the pioneers of softball in Baytown in the mid-1950s. He enjoyed watching all sports, westerns, and reading Louis L’Amour books. He also enjoyed carpentry, building things, working on small engines, mowing, and all-around tinkering. He always enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Douglas was preceded in death by his wife Patsy Maroney Fuqua, father Claude James Fuqua, mother Alice Loftin Fuqua, brother James Fuqua, and sister Wynona Carter. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Mark and Tracey Fuqua of Baytown; daughter Melanie Fuqua of Baytown; grandchildren Lauren Fuqua Till and husband Jared of Baytown, and Jason Douglas Fuqua and wife Kayla of Baytown; great grandchildren Mackenzie Leigh Till, Connor Douglas Till, Colton Jay Till, Karsen Thomas Mullins and the soon-to-arrive Nolan Douglas Fuqua; brother Ray Fuqua of Colmesneil; and sister Joyce Courville of Texas City. Services will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, with visitation at 10 a.m. at Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521. Funeral services will begin at 12 p.m. with Dr. Mark E. Broussard officiating. Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery, 8624 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521. Pallbearers will be Jason Fuqua, Jared Till, Paul Fuqua, Robert Parks, Matthew Anderson, and Frank Valdez. Honorary pallbearers are Ray Fuqua, Gene Carter, Gene Anderson, and Mike Verner.


  • Jason Fuqua
  • Jared Till
  • Paul Fuqua
  • Robert Parks
  • Matthew Anderson
  • Frank Valdez
  • Ray Fuqua, Honorary
  • Gene Carter, Honorary
  • Mike Verner, Honorary
  • Gene Anderson, Honorary


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Clarence Douglas Fuqua

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Don Hollaway

August 15, 2018

It is with a sad heart that I send these condolences. My prayers go out to Ray and Melanie and the rest of the Family.
Doug was a good hard working man with character and integrity. I appreciate the many times he and brother Ray thoughtfully visited my parents after their retirement . My parents really loved Doug and Ray , and delighted telling us of each visit. Those towns weren’t close either.


JoAnn Verner

August 13, 2018

Doug was truly a remarkable man. He was like my second Daddy. He could fix anything and loved working with his hands. The joy of his life was spending time with his Great Grandsons. He was a great friend and will be missed by all that knew him. Love you Pops

Deborah Engberg

August 9, 2018

Some people seem so timeless, like nothing can ever take them away - they will always be there. That was Doug and his family to me. We've known each other, at least, my whole life. But, no matter how much time passed, to see Doug was like you picked up where you left off in the last conversation. He was so fun to talk to... he always made me laugh and always cared about what was going on in our lives. He was a good father and family man, that I admired even as a little girl. When Doug was working at Polaris, I was in outside sales, so I would stop in just to say "hi", and there he would be - riding his lawnmower up to greet me with a hug, a smile, and a great laugh about when my siblings and I were little, playing with Mark and Melanie. You have always been my friend and will always be in my heart. Rest in Peace.