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Fred Douglas Sr.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

CHARLESTON - Fred Russell Douglas Sr., 64, died March 28, 2004, at his home.

Born April 7, 1939, in Charleston, son of Elizabeth Douglas of Charleston and the late Clarence Douglas, he attended Lincoln School in Charleston and was owner and operator of DC Car Wash.

Survivors in addition to his mother include: three sons, Fred Russell Douglas Jr. of Marietta, Ga., James Douglas of St. Louis and David Douglas of Las Vegas; seven daughters, Joyce Carter, Freda Banks and Janice Smith of Tacoma, Wash., Jacqueline Walker of Marlboro, Md., Fredricka Douglas of Jonesboro, Ga., Hortense Douglas O'Neal of Jackson, Ga., and Dollie Nesbitt of St. Louis; five stepchildren, Zelodius Patterson of Fayetteville, Ga., Terence Patterson of Jackson, Ga., Lanaux Hudson of Douglasville, Ga., Ogle Chandler of Maryland and Breshay Clanton of Charleston; three sisters, Dorothy Douglas of Charleston, Odessa Scott of Park Forest, Ill., and Delores Douglas of Lansing, Ill.; 34 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Trina Clanton.

Visitation is from noon Saturday until service time at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with the Rev. James Ratliff, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.

Williams Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.