William Lowndes McDougall Jr.

January 15, 1930July 7, 2013

Dr. William Lowndes “Bill” McDougall, Jr., passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence on St. Simons Island Sunday. He is survived by a daughter, Sheldon McDougall, also of St. Simons; a grandson, Chris Jagger of Atlanta; a sister-in-law, Ann Bracey of Duluth; nephew, Dr. Grattan C. Woodson of Atlanta; two nieces, Elizabeth Bracey of Duluth and Mary Clare Woodson of Mill Valley, CA and two little cousins, Hayden and Carson Lyrberg. Dr. McDougall’s beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy A. “Dotty” McDougall passed away less than a year ago. He was also predeceased by his son, William L. “Billy” McDougall III. Bill McDougall attended N. Fulton High School, and graduated from Baylor. He went on to graduate from Emory University, having pledged Chi Phi fraternity. William McDougall next received his M.D. from Emory University School of Medicine. After completing his internship and residency at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Dr. McDougall taught on the faculty of the Emory Medical School while he practiced medicine at the Emory Clinic. Later, having established a private practice, Dr. McDougall attained the title of Fellow of The American College of Surgeons in Urology. He was the Editor of the Fulton County Medical Society Bulletin for three years. He served as President of Emory Medical Alumni Association in 1969, and the Atlanta Clinical Society in the same year. Bill McDougall was a founder of West Paces Ferry Hospital in Atlanta, and was the first Chairman of the Board of the West Paces Medical Center. He was President of the Hospital Corporation of America. He was Chief of Staff of the West Paces Ferry Medical Center in 1973, and Chief of Surgery there in 1974. In 1973, Bill became a member of the Board of Governors of the Hospital Corporation of America in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1982, Dr. McDougall was presented with the Distinguished Leadership Award by the West Paces Medical Center. He became a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International in 1996. After Dr. and Mrs. McDougall retired to Sea Island, they began to pursue their dream of world travel, and shared many joyous times together. Bill loved fishing, and anything done outdoors, including gardening. He was passionate about education, and never lost his thirst for learning. William McDougall never met a stranger. He was a friend to all, and a smiling compassionate person with a twinkle in his eye. His deep faith sustained him, and he departed this world at peace. He will be missed. Visitation will be at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, Georgia on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 5PM until 7PM; a Memorial service will be held at 2:30PM Friday afternoon, July 12, 2013 at Frederica Presbyterian Church on St. Simons, presided over by Reverend Andy Chambers. Entombment services will be at 2:00PM Monday, July 15, 2013 in Westview Abbey Mausoleum Chapel, with Reverend Sherri Smith officiating and Chris Jagger giving the eulogy. Donations may be made in Dr. McDougall’s name to The St. Simons Land Trust, P. O. Box 24615, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.


  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2013
  • Committal Service Monday, July 15, 2013

William Lowndes McDougall Jr.

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July 28, 2013

Sheldon, our condolences are with you and your entire family. Please contact Bill's first cousin, Joe, and leave a message for him with your contact information. He very much would like to speak with you. Thanks.

Kitty Thomas Keadle, SSI (Joe's niece)

C. R.

July 13, 2013

My deepest condolences to the McDougall family. May you find comfort in knowing that our Creator promises to be near those that are broken at heart. Ps. 34:17-18

Scarlett White

July 10, 2013

Dr. McDougall Saved my life when I was 4 years old, 1975. I will always be thankful that he was the one that God showed my Mom and Dad. My heart is with immense gratitude for his life and dedication to Medicine. My prayers for your loss.

~Scarlett (Fox) White, 42 years old, Thankfully to God and Dr. McDougall.


July 10, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

P Sharpe ( Isaiah 12:2 )

July 10, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Ramona Glascock

July 9, 2013

I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. McDougall several times over the past few years in my position with Baylor School. He shared with me his love for Baylor and many fond memories he had from his days here. He told me how grateful he was to Baylor for preparing him so well. He was a loyal, generous alumnus, and always kind to me on the phone. I'm sorry for your loss, and pray your memories give you great strength. Warmly, Ramona Glascock, Development/Alumni Office, Baylor School