Thomas Mitchell Douglass III

December 1, 1947June 7, 2019

Thomas “Tom” Mitchell Douglass III, 71, lifelong Columbia resident, departed on Friday June 7 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm Tuesday June 11, 2019 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia, MO. Burial will be in Columbia City Cemetery, Columbia, MO.

A farmer, realtor, entrepreneur, and MU Founding Families member, Tom loved his native Missouri home.

Tom was a father of four, grandfather of two, and devoted husband of 47 years. He leaves behind his wife Terry, as well as children Theresa “Tara” (Richard Crandall), Thomas IV (Natalie Douglass), Mary Kathleen “Katie,” and Gwendelyn “Gwen,” and sisters Bettina Lenoir Douglass and Sascha Eugenia Heidman Greenberg. He is preceded in death by parents Thomas Mitchell and Bette Heidman Douglass.

Tom will be remembered for his quick wit, spoiling his grandchildren, and loving his family farm. He will be missed by his family and friends.


  • Thomas Douglass
  • Wells Crandall
  • Jackson Flanagin
  • Conner Flanagin
  • Tyler Flanagin
  • Jacob Greenberg


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Thomas Mitchell Douglass III

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Philip Warnken

June 16, 2019

I'm so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. I became acquainted with him when he was on one of my AgBrazil tours to the Brazilian frontier and later enjoyed many pleasant lunches with him in Columbia discussing Brazilian agriculture and many other issues. I had not heard from him for quite a while and was about to call him when I read the obituary in the Trib while traveling abroad. I send my most sincere condolences to all his family.

roxanne alden

June 13, 2019

Terry and Douglass Family,

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you!

The Aldens,
Mike, Rockie and Jake

David Goldstein

June 11, 2019

Dear Terry, Tara, and young Tom: I know Holly Roberson has been in communication with you , but I want to add my sympathies. I remember well my many discussions with Tom at our various neighborhood events.

David Goldstein

Kate Walker

June 10, 2019

Dear Terry and Family,
My heart goes out to you. I always enjoyed Tom's humor and kindness. Please let me know if you need anything.

Kate Walker

Marsha & Rick Pauly

June 10, 2019

Dearest Terry & family, we are so sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Tom.
The Rick Pauly Family