Gary Clark Douglas, 68 years old of Richmond Hill passed on February 3, 2021 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on January 30, 1953 in Metter to Grayson and Jean Grubbs Douglas. He attended Metter High School and Swainsboro Technical College. Gary retired from Georgia Ports Authority as manager of facilities and contracts after 40 years.
Gary’s outgoing personality brought laughter to any room. He enjoyed hunting, especially trips to New Zealand and Africa. When he was not fishing in the Ogeechee River or in his pond in Metter, you could find him playing golf with the Good Ole Boys. Many memories were made vacationing and sailing with family and friends in the British Virgin Islands. He was of the Baptist faith.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Grayson and Jean Grubbs Douglas.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cherry Bland Douglas; mother-in-law, Mildred Bland; children, Kristin Douglas, Matthew (Kortney) Douglas, Travis (Stephanie) Gerrald, Mark (Nicole) Gerrald; and five grandchildren,Cameron, Ryder, Abigail, Rayden, and Archer. He is also survived by his sister, Gail Charles and his nephews, Larry and Wesley Charles.
The family will be receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 5 in the Chapel of the Richmond Hill Funeral Home, 8901 Ford Avenue Richmond Hill, GA 31324.
If you would like to make a memorial contribution in Gary’s name in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Good Ole Boys. Gary supported this organization which is dedicated to helping the underprivileged youth of Richmond Hill. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 1176, Richmond Hill GA 31324.
Richmond Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.