Funeral services for Stephen "S.J." Douglas will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2011, at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Royce Dukes and Rev. Terry Sills officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Douglas, 90, of Paducah died at 5:25 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2011, at Western Baptist Hospital.
Mr. Douglas was a former business agent for Carpenters Union Local #559 of Paducah and was the instructor for the carpenters apprenticeship program. He was a retired TVA building superintendent for the development of Land Between the Lakes and was formerly a superintendent of Kaufman & Broad Construction Company. He was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church of Paducah, where he served as deacon and Sunday School teacher for 58 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army - Air Force and was a member of American Legion Post #31 of Paducah.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Neva Douglas; one son, Steven Linn Douglas and wife Gail of East Prairie, Mo.; two daughters, Monta Faye Tuxill and husband Richard of Auburn, New York, and Marla Caskey and husband Robert of Paducah; one brother, Carl Wayne Douglas of Monks Corner, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Douglas Tuxill, Jared Tuxill, Frank McKinzie, Shalon Day, Steven Douglas, Matthew Douglas and Mark Douglas; sixteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. His parents were Stephen Jack Douglas Sr. and Carrie Street Douglas.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Oaklawn Baptist Church Renovation, 500 Oaks Rd., Paducah, KY 42003.
Condolences may be left online at www.hughesfuneral.com.
Monday, August 29th, 2011