Gary Clark Douglas
1953 - 2021
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Gary Clark Douglas, 68 years old of Richmond Hill passed on February 3, 2021 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on January 30, 1953 in Metter to Grayson and Jean Grubbs Douglas. He attended Metter High School and Swainsboro Technical College. Gary retired from Georgia Ports Authority as manager of facilities and contracts after 40 years.

Gary's outgoing personality brought laughter to any room. He enjoyed hunting, especially trips to New Zealand and Africa. When he was not fishing in the Ogeechee River or in his pond in Metter, you could find him playing golf with the Good Ole Boys. Many memories were made vacationing and sailing with family and friends in the British Virgin Islands. He was of the Baptist faith.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Grayson and Jean Grubbs Douglas.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cherry Bland Douglas; Mother-in-law Mildred Bland; children, Kristin Douglas, Matthew (Kortney) Douglas, Travis (Stephanie) Gerrald, Mark (Nicole) Gerrald; and five grandchildren,Cameron, Ryder, Abigail, Rayden, and Archer. He is also survived by his sister, Gail Charles and his nephews, Larry and Wesley Charles.

The family will be receiving friends from 6-8pm on Friday, February 5th in the Chapel of the Richmond Hill Funeral Home, 8901 Ford Avenue Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

If you would like to make a memorial contribution in Gary's name in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Good Ole Boys. Gary supported this organization which is dedicated to helping the underprivileged youth of Richmond Hill. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 1176, Richmond Hill GA 31324.


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Published in BryanCountyNews from Feb. 4 to Feb. 11, 2021.
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February 6, 2021
I am sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I will pray for his family and friends.
I worked with Gary for many years at the Georgia Ports Authority. He was always kind, smiling, and helpful! He could always make me laugh!
Jim Williams
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February 5, 2021
May God bless you and your family ...
Deal Shuman
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February 5, 2021
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February 5, 2021
Cherry and family, I worked many years with Gary in Brunswick with the Georgia Ports Authority. He was a gracious friend and always had kind and helpful words of encouragement in his leadership role. He brought laughter and conversation each time he visited. I am so sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort in the days ahead knowing he touched many lives outside his own family and community. God bless you all.
Lawanna Cook
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February 5, 2021
So sorry for the pain of Gary's passing. My deepest sympathy.

Dahlia Hood
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February 4, 2021
Cherry, I am so sorry about Gary’s passing. He could always put a smile on the faces of those around him. I know he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Linda DeYoung
February 4, 2021
To Cherry and the family, we are so sorry about Gary’s passing and at the same time we are thankful he is now completely healed. He was such a kind man that made others feel welcomed. We love you all.
Allison Charles
February 4, 2021
Cherry, Dale and I were so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was such a nice guy and fun to be around. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Dale and AP
Andreia Peters-Brown
February 4, 2021
Cherry, We never had the pleasure of meeting, however, I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and your family. I knew Gary when he lived in Metter. Our familes shared some wonderful times together. He was a great and loving person. I will pray that God will comfort you and your family. Love to all of you.
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February 4, 2021
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February 4, 2021
Cherry and family,
Sorry for this great lost
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I will never forget the kindness he
Always had for everyone
Cindy Kennedy
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