January 4, 1946 – August 5, 2019
Douglas “Doug” Warren Kingsbury, 73, passed away on the 5th of August 2019 in Houston, TX. Doug was born to the late Mr. Warren and Mrs. Corabel Kingsbury in Sioux City, Iowa on Friday, January 4, 1946.
He attended Southwestern University and University of Houston. Doug was a Philanthropist, Pilot, Artist, Realtor, Entrepreneur and Musician and accomplished singer songwriter. He also competed in the America’s Cup. He was owner of the Central Helicopter Service, Inc., Galveston Aviation Services and Happy Tail Rx and Hometown Restorations as well as a lifetime member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church.
Doug is survived by his brother William Kingsbury, sister Jane Kingsbury,niece Kristin Kingsbury and nephew Ryan Kingsbury and employees and numerous friends and his two loving and loyal Dalmatians, Duke and Darla.
A visitation will be on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm followed by a funeral service on Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston , Texas 77079
Doug was a fun loving adventurous man. He lived his life to the fullest and always encouraged everyone to live by the Golden Rule.
He will be missed immensely by all.
- Dr. Ralph Berkley, Honorary Pallbearer
- Mike Hillman , Honorary Pallbearer
- Dan Hoffman, Honorary Pallbearer
- Gary Fabian, Pallbearer
- Ty Holland , Pallbearer
- Steve Rayburn, Pallbearer
- Bob Sainlar, Pallbearer
- Ron Venturini , Pallbearer
- Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, August 11, 2019
August 18, 2019
I knew Doug since junior high and have nothing but wonderful memories of him. We spent quite a bit of time together, along with other buddies, and always had tons of fun. Doug was a "golden boy," who had countless special qualities. Recently, we had many telephone conversations and that is a blessing. Doug's untimely passing is a tragic loss - he will be missed. Deepest condolences to his family and his two beloved Dalmatians. RIP, Doug - fly forever free, my friend.
August 9, 2019
My sincere sympathy goes out to Bill and Jane and other family members. Also, my heart goes out to Doug’s two beautiful doggies.... they loved their Daddy as he adored and loved them so much. Sending hugs also to Susan, Josie and Roxanna for being Doug’s close friends who stayed by Doug’s side and loves his babies Duke and Darla.
August 8, 2019
Prayers to the Kingsbury family. Doug gave me the opportunity to work for his company Central Helicopter Service. I remember when he would bring the Dalmatians in and they would run around the office, he absolutely loved them. Doug had a hearty laugh and many life experiences he would share. Rest In Peace Doug.
With caring thoughts - peace prayers and blessings to Kingsbury family.
August 7, 2019
Since my dad and Doug’s dad were business partners, our families grew up together from the time we were toddlers. When I think back, one of my favorite memories of Doug was sitting in the den of the Kingsbury home when we were in our teens and I think it was Christmas time. Doug had on bright multi-colored striped socks with individual toes (common place now but quite the bold novelty back then.) He was playing his 10 string banjo and harmonica at the same time (the harmonica was held in place by a device that hung around his neck) and I could swear he was also doing something with his toes, but if so, I don’t recall what. Doug was a guy of many varied interests and talents. As someone who has always been risk adverse, I was in awe of Doug’s ability and willingness throughout his life to take risks. He could be gregarious if the occasional called for it but also had an introverted, sweet, vulnerable side to him. I will always remember him as a kind man who loved his dogs fiercely. As a nod to our many margarita nights in our late twenties/early thirties, here’s one to you Doug. Gone too soon. You will be remembered and missed. May you know everlasting peace.