Earl James Douglas, Sr

 United States

  • Date Of Birth: May 29, 1933
  • Date Of Death: November 26, 2019
  • Spouse: Clara Douglas
  • Resting Place: Anchorage
  • City: Gay
  • State: Oklahoma

Earl James Douglas Sr., age 86, passed away peacefully and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

Earl was born in Gay, Oklahoma, on May 29, 1933, to Langston Walter and Lela Carmelia Douglas. He was the tenth child of eleven children. Earl’s father died when he was a young boy but he was raised by a God-fearing Christian woman which helped shape him into the man he became. Earl married Clara, the love of his life, on July 11, 1955. They moved from Phoenix, AZ to Portland, OR, and then moved to Anchorage, AK in 1959 where they remained to raise their 6 children. Earl worked for Local Laborers Union 341 for many years. Earl was proud to share his stories about his work on Service High School, Bartlett High School, Ptarmigan Elementary School, JC Penney’s, and many other structures around the city.

Earl also worked on the Alaska Pipeline. Earl Douglas loved to FISH at the Kenai, Russian River, Anchor Point and spent many summers camping in the Kasilof campground. He and his wife loved to travel in a greyhound bus he proudly converted into their personal RV. Earl was a member of The Midnight Sun Lodge 117, Most Worshipful Sons of Light. He was elected three times as Master III.

Earl is survived by his daughter, Jeanetta Douglas, son, Earl J. Douglas Jr. daughter, Terri Wynn, son, Donnell Douglas (Stephanie), and lots of grandchildren, great-grandchildren all of Anchorage, AK. Earl was preceded in death by his parents Langston Walter and Lela Carmelia Douglas, his wife Clara Douglas, son, Kenneth Douglas, daughter, Jeanette Douglas, son Christopher Douglas, and granddaughters DeNesha & Desiree Douglas.