James Ray Douglas
Bishop Funeral Home
November 10, 2014
Submitted by: Carol Spear Rice
James Ray Douglas, 90, of Alderson, died Monday, November 10, 2014 at his residence. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 12 at Bishop Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13 at the North Town Church of Christ with Mr. Kevin Kasparek officiating. Interment will be at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery. Service arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service. Born January 25, 1924 in Pittsburg County, he was a son of William Bert & Sally Ella (Helton) Douglas. James grew up in Pittsburg County & remained a life-long resident. He married Inez Burks on March 10, 1943 in McAlester. James entered the Army of the United States in May of 1943 & served overseas, during WWII, for 21 months in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations, participating in three major campaigns. Following his honorable discharge, James worked & retired from the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. Simultaneously, he continued his passion of farming & ranching. James was an avid fisherman & enjoyed traveling with his wife & friends. He was a kind, humble man and was strong in his religion & faith. James loved spending time with his children & grandchildren. He is survived by his daughters: Pat Bard and husband, Don of McAlester, Sandy Ailey and husband, Lee Wayne of Depew; grandchildren: Bobby Tucker and wife, Patti of Alderson, Christy Shores and husband, Greg of Kiowa, Larry Tucker and wife, Betsy of Indianola, Kevin Long of McAlester; foster grandson: Mark Stonebraker and his wife, Denise of Chandler, Texas, and their children: Slade, Chayse, and Lexie. Also, great-grandchildren: Erin Austin and husband, Aaron of McAlester, Alex Tucker of Alderson, Paige Tucker of Alderson, Bryce Tucker of Alderson, Ryan Shores and wife, Chandra of Kiowa, Caden Shores of Kiowa, Lauren Long of McAlester, Ross Tucker of Indianola, Ryan Tucker of Indianola, Audra Tucker of Indianola; great-great-grandchildren: Gabriel Shores of Kiowa, Blayke Shores of Kiowa, Clara Austin of McAlester. Sisters: Wilma Martin of Kearney, Missouri, Alma Oleandese of Oklahoma City; sister-in-law: Oleta Small of Yukon; & many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents: William Bert Douglas and Salley Ella (Helton) Douglas; his wife: Inez Douglas on November 8, 2012; sisters: Verdie Cartlidge & Hazel Sanders; brother: Virgil Douglas; & great-grandson: Noah Austin. Pallbearers will be Bobby Tucker, Larry Tucker, Kevin Long, Ross Tucker, Ryan Tucker, Ryan Shores, Caden Shores, & Mark Stonebraker. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Coop, Alvin Holman, Frank Ball, & Donald Venable.
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