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Laurel Land Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7100 Crowley Rd, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Douglas James Cadran

July 9, 1937October 26, 2019
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Douglas James Cadran BURLESON—Douglas Cadran was reunited with his wife on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Visitation: 3-5 pm on Sunday, November 3. Funeral: 12:30 pm Monday, November 4 at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Graveside service to follow at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Mansfield. Douglas was born July 9, 1937 in Turner Falls, MA to Paul and Virginia (Brown) Cadran. He proudly served in two branches of the armed forces, Army and Air Force. After a short stint in The Arctic Ocean, he was transferred to Carswell Airforce base in Fort Worth, Texas. After departing the military, Douglas went on to work as a printer at Container Corporation of America, retiring after 38 years. Realizing the importance of education, Douglas attended night school at Tarrant County College in 1985 and obtain his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University in 1987. Once boredom of retirement set in, Douglas went on to purse his lifelong love of education. He was a substitute teacher for Burleson Independent School District where he touched many lives in his 13 years of teaching. Douglas met the love of his life Barbara in 1980. During the 40 years of marriage, he was a devoted husband, father and family man. They enjoyed traveling the county in their RV and attending family activities. Douglas had many hobbies, which included camping with the family and fishing. One of his favorite past time activities was studying new languages. He was fluent in Spanish and dabbled in French, Italian and Russian. Douglas was extremely talented in many areas of life. He enjoyed learning to quilt and took great pride in making the receiving quilts for all the grandchildren. Beyond hobbies and talents, he had passion. His passion was music and the love of playing the guitar. He spent many nights huddled around a campfire with a cold one, playing music for the family, and even graced us with his hits on Facebook live. Other past time activities include, working in the yard to maintain his succulent grass, taking his granddaughters out on date night, teaching the kids Spanish and to play the guitar, teaching us all the most random information. And of course, telling corny jokes!

Proceeded in death by wife, Barbara Cadran. Daughter, Connie Ramos. Brother Paul Cadran, and parents. Survived by Brothers, Dale Cardan and wife Edith, Dennis Cardan and wife Bess, and David Cardan. Sister, Paula Kelsey and husband James. Sons, James, Mitchell and wife Cherrie, Michael and wife Kathy and Timothy Cadran. Bonus family, daughters Bunny Hanson, Tammye Tarver and partner Melanie Saunders and son Daniel Hanson. Grandchildren, Christine Carawan, Amanda McCullough, Jamie Leigh and Brandon Cadran. Misty Ramos and wife Brandi, Dana Tarver and fiancée David, Kristen Hill and husband Jeremy, Ashley Lively and husband Jordan, Scott McCoy and wife Oneyda and Wesley Tarver. Great grandchildren Grace Christie and Mason McCullough, Alicia Hall and husband Jesse, Paige, Emily, Blake and Zack Hanson. Camden Bruner, Maverick Tarver, Marleigh and Beckham Livley, Aaron and Alex McCoy, Jose and Nayeli Nava. Great-great grandson, Gatlynn Leach.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2019

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