Douglas Comalander

May 24, 1934February 19, 2019
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CHAPIN - Douglas Comalander, 84, of Chapin, passed away at his home Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will take place on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel.

He was born in Chapin on May 24, 1934 to the late C. O. Comalander and Lillie Mae Bouknight Comalander. Mr. Comalander was a member of Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church. He worked as a barber at Fort Jackson for 40 years and had his own barber shop in Chapin. He was a member of the Boyleston Masonic Lodge and the Chapin American Legion Post 193. He served in the United States Navy for 6 years.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Comalander; son, Todd Comalander (Holly) of Chapin; grandson, Cole Douglas Comalander; granddaughter, Carly Paige Comalander; sisters, Gail Bundrick of Chapin, Delores Richardson of Columbia, Norma Chapman (Orvis) of Irmo and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Gene Comalander and brothers-in-law, Jimmy Bundrick and Charles Richardson.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Cindra Farr

March 4, 2019

I just saw this today. Our deepest sympathies go out to you Mrs. Cummlander and family. Frank and I will miss Mr. Cummlander So Very Much. There was never a time he didn’t speak to us when we met up with him in the Bi-Lo store or at the Chapin Parade. He always had a good compliment or a great joke to tell us. Mr. Cummlander is the sweetest man. We Loved him so much and looked forward to seeing him. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers and our heart is with you and the family as you go through this time of mourning. We Love You too Mrs. Cummlander.
With God’s Love,
Cindra (Cindy) and Frank Farr, Jr.
Little Mountain SC

Kathy Boland

February 22, 2019

Mrs. Betty, Todd and family,
Keeping y'all in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Doug was the sweetest. I never saw him that I didn't get a hug and a compliment. I will miss seeing y'all sitting in the golf cart greeting everyone that passed by. Hang on to the memories. God will bless you with His love, comfort and give you strength.

In Deepest Sympathy

Vicky Shealy

February 22, 2019

Doug was the sweetest man he always had a contagious smile always had a kind word or a funny joke. He always put a smile on your face I will miss him so much but I also know I will see you again .
Rest In Peace my Dear sweet friend

Bill Holman

February 22, 2019

Mrs. Betty & Family,

It broke our hearts to hear of Doug passing. We adored him and loved visiting with him and you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
Leo Buscaglia "

Bill & Desirae Holman

ron stalvey jr

February 22, 2019

sorry for your loss--may god bless

Zenda Leaks

February 22, 2019


Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. I will keep you and the rest of the Comalander family in my thoughts and prayers during your time of bereavement.


Bruce Connelly

February 22, 2019

Dear Betty, Delores, Gail and rest of family. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD must have needed a special person and chose Doug. I ONLY KNEW HiM A SHORT TIME BUT HE TOUCHED MY LIFE. Thank you God for sharing such a wonderfully man. LOVE YOU ALL.GOD BLESS

phil lafollette

February 21, 2019

I feel so Blessed to have known Doug! The firs time I walked into his shop, I knew I had meet a new friend. His warm smile and cheerful greeting will always be remembered. We always joked about how bad his haircuts were and that his cuts were recognized many miles from home. If I went into the shop feeling down, I came out feeling good. He did that to people. I will truly miss him and my thoughts and prayers are with each of you!

Brandi Cantrell

February 21, 2019

You will be so greatly missed by so many. The day I meet you was full of emotions. I will never forget how loving and caring you were. I’m blessed I got to meet and spend time with you. To quote you from that day “ I’m your oldest cousin and it’s such a blessing to have you here “ The family bond was there like I had grown up around you my whole life. I will never forget the words you spoke to me or the love you showed.
With all my love and prayers to all the family.
I’ll see you again my oldest cousin.

Helen McCall

February 21, 2019

Todd & Family:

My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the passing of your husband, father, and grandfather. Having worked together for many years, we often talked about what our parents meant to us. Having lost my dad last year, I feel your pain. But know that he is in perfect peace and keep the good memories alive. Regards to your mom and continue to take care of her.

The good news is that God has it all worked out that one day we will be united with our loved ones for eternity!

Your friend, Helen McCall