W. Eugene Douglas, 82

June 21, 2011
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JAN. 22, 1929-JUNE 20, 2011

W. Eugene Douglas, 82, of Heavenly Acres, Mercersburg, Pa., died Monday, June 20, 2011, at his home.

Born Jan. 22, 1929, in Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Ora and Mattie Winters Douglas.

He attended Boardyard School.

He was co-owner of Douglas Service Station in Hancock that he started with his brother Marvin, then later with his nephews Doug and Keith Weller. He retired in 1978.

He attended Hancock United Methodist Church.

He was past board member and secretary of Damascus Cemetery Association.

His joys in life were Fords, racing, farming, hunting, playing cards and playing his guitar. But his greatest joys were his granddaughters.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Baker Douglas, whom he married Aug. 22, 1956, in Hancock; two daughters, Pamela Douglas-Grosh and husband, Tom, of Smithsburg, Md., and Cinda Franklin and husband, John, of Clermont, Fla.; one son, Dean Douglas and wife, Anna, of Mercersburg, Pa.; three brothers, Marvin Douglas and Bruce Douglas, both of Hancock, Md., and Marlin Douglas of Chambersburg, Pa.; five granddaughters, Lora Douglas, Braden Grosh, Kamryn Grosh, Christina Desilets and husband, Matthew, and Amy Franklin; a niece; and many nephews.

A service will be held Thursday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church. The Rev. Barbara Suffecool will officiate. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery, Pa.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md., today from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open today from 2 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hancock United Methodist Church, 168 W. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750; or to the Damascus Cemetery Association, c/o Lester E. Litton, 556 Maple Hollow Lane, Needmore, PA 17238.

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