David Luther Douglas HARRISBURG - David Luther Douglas, age 87, passed into eternal salvation on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. A son of the late Luther Douglas and Lollie Douglas, he was born on April 23, 1926 in Raeford, NC. Mr. Douglas was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army. Following the war, his wife and he founded Douglas Paving Company, which was successful in the Charlotte area and beyond for five decades. At Mr. Douglas' request, services will be private. Mr. Douglas is survived by four children, Nora D. Drye and husband Michael, of Asheville, NC and Kissimmee, FL, David P. Douglas, of Charlotte, Michael B. Douglas, of Wilmington, NC, Maria "Ria" D. Goss and husband Pete, of Blowing Rock, NC; three grandchildren, Jessica K. Turner, Heather E. Kephart, Megan A. Drye; one great-grandchild, Sydel Turner-Ditroi and a sister, Beatrice Shepherd, of Jefferson, NC. Memorials may be made to Tucker Hospice House, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Family and friends are invited to sign the online register book at www.mcewenfs.com. McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, is serving the Douglas family.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Nov. 17, 2013