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William W. Douglas CHESAPEAKE - William Wesley Douglas, M.D., 82, of the 600 block of Montebello Circle, passed away Sept. 15, 2010 in a local hospital. A native of Birmingham, Ala., he was the son of the late Dr. Gilbert and Mary Douglas. He graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a B.S. in chemistry, the University of Alabama with an M.S. in biology and his M.D. degree. He served his residency in pathology at the University of Alabama and the Philadelphia General Hospital, his residency in OB-Gyn at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and the University of Oklahoma Hospital, his residency in psychiatry at the VA Hospital, North Little Rock, Ark., and Dean's Committee Hospital at the University of Arkansas. He was a professor of behavioral medicine and Psychiatric Department at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. He was medical director at Catawba Hospital in Catawba, Va., and the chief of Psychiatry Service at the VA Medical Center in Salem, Va. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon. Dr. Douglas is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Joyce Norsworthy Douglas of Chesapeake; two daughters, Judy Spergel and husband Michael and Deborah Esposito and husband Louis, all of Chesapeake; two sons, William W. Douglas Jr. and wife Jan of Chesapeake and Stephen V. Douglas and wife Mary of Cross Plains, Wis.; a sister, Lillian Berg of Poquoson, Va.; and seven grandchildren, Rachel, Anthony, Jamie, William III, Emily, Grace and John. A funeral will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Mosley officiating. The burial will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to . Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

Published in The Virginian Pilot from Sept. 21 to Sept. 22, 2010
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