OBITUARY

Doug Cherry

September 21, 1952September 17, 2020
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Gary Douglas (Doug) Cherry, 67, of Houston, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 21, 1952 to the late Bennie Ray Cherry and Kathyrn (Kitty) Simpson. He was married to the love of his life, Mary Brennan, for twenty years. He retired from ExxonMobil after 35 years of faithful service to enjoy time with his family and friends. He spent his life playing music for others to enjoy. He was a member of Country Ham Band, the Sunshiners Band, and played on the worship team at his church, St. Stephens UMC. He also loved camping and being outdoors when he could. You could also find him cheering on his granddaughters at their many events. He was proceeded in death by his brother, Bryan Ray Cherry, his father, Bennie Ray Cherry, and his cousin, Edith Harner. He is survived by his wife, Mary, his mother, Kitty Simpson, his daughter, Debbie Lynne Reynolds (Charlie), granddaughters, Stephanie (Princess Ladybug) and Kacie (Princess Butterfly), his son, Darren Douglas Cherry, and his special cousin, Charles (Bud) Renfro (Nancy). He was also loved by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews and countless friends.

To honor Doug’s love of music, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Barbers Hill Band Booster Club 501( c )3, Emily Claassen, Treasurer BH Band Booster Club, P.O. Box 1435, Mont Belvieu, TX, 77580, in memory of Doug Cherry.

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  • Private Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 26, 2020

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Barbara & Wayne Wilson

October 3, 2020

So sorry to hear about Doug. He was a very special, kind man. Please know that our hearts go out to all of the family. We have been on the road but will certainly listen to the service when we return. Thank you for sharing. We will continue to pray for all the family. Love, Wayne and Barbara Wilson

Richard Lallasher

September 25, 2020

The first time I had to come to Houston from NJ for work, Doug was the person who turned me on to chicken fried steaks. My waist and I will forever thank him .

Bill Newcomb

September 23, 2020

Doug was a sharing man who used his God-given talent of music. He sang in the band, Country Ham. The band played played many times for Special People Camp, Inc. This camp ministers to intellectually challenged adults. They would travel roundtrip of 8 hours, sing 2 hours plus, for the highlight of the camp. The campers flocked to him; it was his magnetic caring that drew them.
Love and sympathy to his precious wife, Mary, and to his many friends.
Rev. Bill Newcomb
Director of Special People Camp, Inc

Ellen Cooper

September 20, 2020

Doug was not only a great boss but a wonderful friend. He was very active in getting me hired at Exxon! Doug would go the extra mile for those he cared about. God's speed my friend.

Bob Meyer

September 19, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about Dougs passing. Please know that my prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

I first met Doug in 1986 when Exxon centralized all of their refinery purchasing in Houston. Over the summer of 1986, a small team, including Doug and I, were charged with developing the processes of how purchasing for 5 different refineries would be done. Needless to say, he was very focused on the task and helped make the new organization a big success. Although we went onto other jobs within Exxon, we stayed in touch and saw each other on a fairly frequent basis. He and his outgoing personality will be missed.

Patricia Wingate

September 19, 2020

Where do I begin? My fondest memory of Doug was when I worked with him in Purchasing Baytown. My office was off the main walkway and I had a big window. Every time he passed by he would say “smile!” I would say “I am smiling!” Haha. When I’m concentrating I get a troubled look on my face. So many memories and not enough space to write them. The main thing is that Doug was the sweetest, kindest man and the best kind of friend anyone could have. I was blessed and honored to call him friend. He loved the Lord and Is now reaping his rewards in his heavenly home. Mary and family please accept our deepest condolences and know that we love you and are here for you always. Pat and Robert Wingate

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