David Luther Douglas

April 23, 1926November 13, 2013

David Luther Douglas, age 87, passed into eternal salvation on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. A son of the late Luther Douglas and Lollie Douglas, he was born on April 23, 1926 in Raeford, NC. Mr. Douglas was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army. Following the war, his wife and he founded Douglas Paving Company, which was successful in the Charlotte area and beyond for five decades.

At Mr. Douglas’ request, services will be private.

Mr. Douglas is survived by four children, Nora D. Drye and husband Michael, of Asheville, NC and Kissimmee, FL, David P. Douglas, of Charlotte, Michael B. Douglas, of Wilmington, NC, Maria “Ria” D. Goss and husband Pete, of Blowing Rock, NC; three grandchildren, Jessica K. Turner, Heather E. Kephart, Megan A. Drye; one great-grandchild, Sydel Turner-Ditroi and a sister, Beatrice Shepherd, of Jefferson, NC

Memorials may be made to Tucker Hospice House, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.


  • Services will be private.

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John Miller

November 12, 2014

David Douglas was a very special family friend or ours, especially with my father, Nick Miller. We miss David Douglas very much. He was so good to all of us and he meant a lot to our entire family.

Jim & Linda Workman

February 2, 2014

We live just down the road from the Douglass home and recently noticed an Estate Sale Sign. After speaking with other neighbors, we learned of Mr. Douglas' passing. We purchased a lot from Mr. Douglas in 1995 and built our current home on the lot. We did not now Mr. Douglass very well, but we met him several times in local grocery stores where we each shopped and exchanged hellos. Our condolences go out to the family, and we are very sorry for your loss.
Jim & Linda Workman

Angie and James Ivey

January 22, 2014

James and I always enjoyed conversations with Mr David. He helped James many times in his paving business. We just learned of his passing and are very sad for his entire family, friends and neighbors!

November 29, 2013

Our condolences to David's family. We knew david for over 40 years in business and as a friend. David was the most honest caring person you'll ever meet. We will miss him.

Chuck Howard

Mickey Jackson

November 19, 2013

He was an awesome uncle,, always giving of himself. we will miss you.

November 19, 2013

My condolences to the family and may you find comfort from God's words recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5,10

November 18, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss & I will miss seeing him at Mass Saturday nights at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He always sat behind me & that is the way I got to know him. He was a sweet man. He is in my prayers as well as the family. Pat Brown

Beatrice Douglas Shepherd

November 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. My brother was a great man.

Susan Jellen

November 18, 2013

To the family,

May fond memories of your Dad help substain you through the days ahead. We loved David as if he were our own. We have so many fond memories of him and were so blessed to know him. We will miss him greatly and will always cherish all the little things he did to bless our lives through the many years we've known him. Wishing we could hug him one more time.

Blessings, The Jellen's (Peter, Susan & Jennifer)

John Miller

November 18, 2013

I am so sorry to hear the news of David Douglas's death. He was something else. Full of life and fun and I have nothing but fond memories. He was one of my father's best friends and Dad served as Mr. Douglas's lawyer. They spent a lot of time together and Mr. Douglas meant a lot to Dad and our whole family. I am sad that he has passed. He was such a good man.