Gary Wilson Douglas

February 2, 1953February 4, 2019

Gary Wilson Douglas, 66 of Martinsville, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 4, 2019.

He was born in Martinsville,VA on Febuary 2,1953 to the late Jesse Wilson Douglas and Margaret Stadler Douglas. Gary was a graduate of Martinsville High School. He was a devoted family member, friend, and lover of animals. He was retired.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Roma Hopkins Stadler and Grace Allen Stadler, as well as his uncle and aunt, Alan Page Stadler (Sylvia) of Myrtle Beach S.C. He is survived by a foster Aunt, Shirley Lavinder of Martinsville.

A graveside inurment service will be held at Roselawn Burial Park,103 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, VA at 2:30pm on Thursday, February 14, 2019

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to: The Martinsville Henry County SPCA, 132 Joseph Martin Highway, Martinsville, VA 24112

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home To express condolences online, please visit


  • Graveside Service at Roselawn Burial Prk Thursday, February 14, 2019

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W.E. Prillaman

February 15, 2019

I met Gary (aka: Perky) when I first started with DuPont in "79". We would all try to finish our assigned jobs in 4/5 hours of an 8 hours shift. Not "Perky", he knew things that we didn't. He would finish in 7 hours. We rode him hard, but he never lost his cool. Always had his temperament on a level plane. Good Guy! RIP.

David Sawyer

February 15, 2019

I knew Perky most of my life & he was always a kind genuine gentleman. He bought his first house from my Dad on Jefferson & I visited him often. Rest in peace my friend.

David Draper

February 14, 2019

I am stunned and saddened to hear of the passing of my good friend. I've known Gary Douglas for approximately 33 years. In all those years I have nothing but fond memories of the times that I shared with Gary. He had many friends and he made friends easily. We nicknamed him "perky". It was a term of endearment. I will miss Gary Douglas. R.I.P. Old friend.

Elizabet Gore

February 9, 2019

Love Lives On
They that love beyond the world cannot be seperated by it.
Death cannot kill what never dies . By William Penn
May you rest easy, in eternal peace cousin , Bunnie Stadler Gore

Scott Stadler

February 7, 2019

As a child, I spent several evenings with Gary and his mother Aunt Margaret. I always felt welcome in their home. It was there I had my first taste of Tab cola, Aunt Margaret's staple, and I spent many hours with Gary reading his Mad Magazines and laughing with him about the political and product parodies. Gary and Margaret were very well read and we often spent time talking about science. I was always impressed with the breadth of the topics, and the great questions posed by Gary and Margaret. I truly enjoyed spending time with them. My father, Alan Stadler, often commented on how self smart his sister was, self educated in many areas.