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Douglas Clayton Montgomery Jr.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Services for Douglas Clayton Montgomery Jr., 87, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Lanham Sunday School class and members of Columbia Civitan Club. Memorials may be made to “Meals On Wheels,” 2817 Millwood Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29205 or to Carolina Children’s Home, 3201 Trenholm Rd., Columbia, S.C. 29204. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Mr. Montgomery died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004. Born in East Arlington, Vt., on April 13, 1917, he was the son of the late Douglas C. Montgomery Sr. and Winifred Grout Montgomery. A 1939 graduate of the University of Illinois, he worked for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. where he helped to develop the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Later he worked at General Electric producing an atomic reactor that powered the submarine Seawolf. In 1956 he moved to Columbia and became a personnel consultant with Douglas Montgomery Consultants and Sloan, Montgomery, Gregory and Hall where he worked until his retirement in 1992.

Mr. Montgomery was active at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church since 1956, serving as a deacon and chairman of personnel and finance committees. He was also active with the Five Points Civitan Club, serving as president, district. lt. governor, and district fruit cake chairman. In later years, he served as the treasurer of the Ivory Club of the Richland County Republican Party, and as a volunteer with Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center and Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Frances Hall Montgomery; daughters and sons-in-law, Edie Montgomery Barrett and Bill of Winston Salem, N.C. and Mary Montgomery Elliott and Scott of Columbia; five grandchildren; and sister and brother-in-law, Dorcas and John Noe of Charleston.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 28, 2004
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