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  • "I Love you Daddy!!!! My you always have wings to fly!"
    - Heather Douglas
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Ben Hill Griffin, Inc.

FROSTPROOF - Richard D. "Captain Rick" Douglas of Frostproof passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 in Avon Park due to heart failure.
He was born March 15, 1952 in Chicago, IL, to the late Samuel & Brenda Douglas; and he came here from Washington DC, 17 years ago. He was a corporate jet pilot for Ben Hill Griffin Inc. and a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a devoted family man and a Dolphins/Gator fanatic. His hobbies were playing the electric guitar and building high power rockets with a level one certification. He was all about the ambiance.
He will be so missed by his wife of 25 years, Lorraine "Zimmybear" Douglas; daughters, Shauna Douglas (Steven Hicks) of Orlando and Heather Douglas (Matthew Sidman) of Tampa; son, Christopher Dean Douglas of Winter Haven; sister, Charleen Rinehart (Greg) of Palm Bay; and brothers, Gary W. Douglas (Diana) of Broomfield, CO, Robert F. Douglas of Palm Bay, Rusty Douglas (Robin) of Rapid City, SC, Michael Douglas (Jan) of Melbourne and Shaun Douglas (Kim) of Sarasota.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 pm Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof. Condolences may be sent to the family at .


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Marion Nelson Funeral Home
454 S Buckmoore Rd
Lake Wales, FL 33853
(863) 676-2541
Published in Ledger from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2013
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