William L. Douglas

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William L Douglas (Bill), age 64, was born on July 28, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Mary Douglas and Clyde Dalton. He was one of seven children. Bill transitioned on November 9, 2020 in the loving comfort of his home. He had a long battle with cancer, but he would not let go until his daughter, Billie Douglas-Foster came to visit him. The next day he took his final breath, and his long battle was over.

Bill loved spending time with his blended family and friends. He enjoyed cooking on the grill, and really enjoyed preparing breakfast. His favorite was fried potatoes with onion, sausage, eggs, biscuits and coffee on Saturdays and Sundays. Most of all he really enjoyed eating along with asking for second servings with a smile and a compliment. He was funny and joked around a lot.

He had several trades & he enjoyed fixing things from cars, trucks, lawnmowers, weed whackers, vacuum cleaners, fans, bicycles, etc. He would fix them up so nicely and donate to anyone that needed them, especially, the bikes to the kids in the community. He loved playing football and basketball and attended Columbus East High School. Bill loved ALL sports teams, but his favorites were The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, going to the casino, and was an avid bid whist player that no one seemed able to beat. And everyone wanted to be his partner. Bill loved to drink and party, especially with his co-workers on Fridays; and other times dancing and singing his favorite tunes by Barry White and Old School artists. His father taught him at an early age how to drive a truck which eventually led to a truck driving career for over 30 years with I.H. Schlezinger, Inc.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brother Tom and nephew Franklin Walker.
Bill will be sorely missed and leaves to cherish his memories forever are his loving wife of 17 years, Alberta (Tony) Douglas, sisters Belva (Stephen) Douglas-Carter, Carmen Gray and Andrea Douglas; brothers Mike and Tim Dalton; his sons Kevin Gray, Richard (Dian) and Christopher (Shelly) Byrd, daughters Linda and Lynn Gray, Jacqueline(Doremius) Gray-Woodfolk, and Billie (Robert) Douglas-Foster; grandsons Kevin , Redeem, Darrick, and Devonte Gray, Zaki Yemi, Jason and Justin Harris, Christopher Byrd Jr., Christian Byrd, Richard Byrd IV, Hunter, Luke and Ethan Walls; grand-daughters Sirdiria and Latasha Gray, Nechele Smith, Janiyah Foster, Chania, Khylah and Lyric Byrd; a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

PRIVATE Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, November 14, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To Billy Douglas I Love You Forever and Ever Rest in Heaven. hug my mama when you see her Aunt Lessie. The last time I saw her alive you took me. Cousin Love.

    • The Douglas Families

      The families of William Douglas wishes to express their sincere gratitude for ALL acts of kindness shown to our Families during this difficult time of bereavement whether you sent a card, flowers, spoke comforting words, lent a shoulder, or whispered a PRAYER, we appreciate it ALL and it has not gone unnoticed. May God Bless You

  2. Dad… Its your Son Christopher, And You’re Daughter Shelly, We are so glad to Have You As Our Dad, You did so much for Me. Only You and I could understand the Things I went Through to get me Where I am at now. We Love You…

    • The Douglas Families

      Christopher, Shelly and family, The families of William Douglas wishes to express their sincere Love and gratitude for ALL acts of kindness shown to our Families during this difficult time of bereavement whether you sent a card, flowers, spoke comforting words, lent a shoulder, or whispered a PRAYER, we appreciate it ALL and it has not gone unnoticed. May God Bless You

  3. To My LOVING Husband Bill, Our lives blended together had many rocky roads but God truly kept us together as one. You’ve taken care and of so many and touched so many lives with LOVE and laughter.
    You’ll be greatly missed, but forever in my Heart.
    Bill you were a strong man and I Thank God for YOU. Our Father Which In HEAVEN has chosen You, and you have many people to see, and I’ll be with you once again when my time is near so Rest In Peace BILL, My Love, my Sweetheart, my Big Baby, my LOVE.❤❤❤⚘⚘⚘

  4. To my LOVING Husband Bill, Our lives blended together had many rocky obstacles but only God Almighty kept us as one. You’ve taken care of many and touched so many lives with LOVE laughter, singing, dancing and jokes.
    Bill you will be missed but Forevermore in my Heart. You were a strong man and I Thank God Almighty because you’re at Peace now and NO more Pain and Suffering. Our Father Which Art in HEAVEN has chosen you and you’ve got many to see and ill be with you once again when my time is near, my Sweetheart, my Big Baby, my LOVE

  5. We are saddened to learn about your family loss.
    Continue to rely on God and that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

    • The Douglas Families

      The families of William Douglas wishes to express their sincere gratitude for ALL acts of kindness shown to our Families during this difficult time of bereavement whether you sent a card, flowers, spoke comforting words, lent a shoulder, or whispered a PRAYER, we appreciate it ALL and it has not gone unnoticed. May God Bless You

  6. Dad, I’ve pondered on what to say for a few days and really, there’s just not enough words. I’m forever thankful for the way you welcomed me when Richie and I first got together and although it drove me crazy at the time, I’ll definitely miss you making fun of my country accent. lol
    I’m thankful for the memories that we will always cherish. Seeing you play with Lyric and Richie when we got to visit not long ago will always be one of the most cherished. No matter how sick you were, you played with your grandbabies, y’all smiled and laughed all day. And as bad as it hurts that you are no longer with us, I’m at peace with knowing you are no longer in pain. We love you Dad and miss you so much. Don’t worry about Mom, we’ll take care of her from here, with you watching over us of course.

    • The Douglas Famlies

      Diann, Richie, Families and Friends,
      Thanks so much for anything and everything you’ve done, especially the PRAYERS, for being there and here through ALL the times needed, the kind words, the food, the flower’s, the time and attention The Absolute LOVE YA’LL provided. May God’s Everlasting Hands Be Bestowed Upon YA’LL Forevermore

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