Douglass Edward M. Douglass, Sr., "Big Ed", age 76, born January 20, 1938 in Society Hill, SC, passed away March 6, 2014. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he obtained an Associate Degree from Columbus State Community College, and retired from General Motors where he was employed as a 1st Class Steam Engineer. Big Ed was the owner of Douglass & Son Trucking, Douglass Pest Control, and Jeff's Place. He had been the National Vice President of Flames MCC Club, and was an honorary member of Eagles MC Club. Predeceased by parents Allen and Millie Douglass, brothers Willie (Beatrice), James (Beulah), and Andrew (Maggie) Douglass, sisters Mildred Douglass Green, and Louvenia Douglass Wearing. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 51 years, Jaleen; sons, Edwards Jr. and Jeffery Sr. (Alisha); grandson, Jeffery Jr.; brothers, Allen (Catherine) Douglass and Ernest (Bessie) Douglass; brother-in-law, Al (Donnette) Uddin; and a host of other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 10 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., where his family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the start of service. Interment Bethel Church Cemetery, Society Hill, SC. To sign Edward's online memory book, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits
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Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service
720 E Long Street
Columbus, OH 43203
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 12, 2014