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In Memory of

James Darrell Douglas

September 27, 1953 - October 8, 2016

Obituary


James Darrell Douglas went to his heavenly home on October 8, 2016. Jim was born on September 27, 1953, in Houston, TX, and enjoyed his life in Texas as a proud Aggie (Class of 1976), husband, father, friend, volunteer and business owner. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of operating his own architectural firm, James D. Douglas & Associates, and enjoyed using his gifts to design residences, banks, churches and schools.

Jim served on the Board of Directors of Cypress (Community) Christian School for several years. As president of the board and a member...

James Darrell Douglas went to his heavenly home on October 8, 2016. Jim was born on September 27, 1953, in Houston, TX, and enjoyed his life in Texas as a proud Aggie (Class of 1976), husband, father, friend, volunteer and business owner. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of operating his own architectural firm, James D. Douglas & Associates, and enjoyed using his gifts to design residences, banks, churches and schools.

Jim served on the Board of Directors of Cypress (Community) Christian School for several years. As president of the board and a member of the building committee, he played an integral part in establishing the high school division of CCCS, purchasing the land where the K-12 campus is located today and designing the Secondary B building and Multi-Use Facility which have both served thousands of students over the years.

Also, Jim served for twelve years as a volunteer in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), an auxiliary of the US Air Force, and was dedicated to its Cadet Program. He rose to the rank of Major and served as commander of CAP's Sugar Land Composite Squadron from June 2013 through April 2016. During his years of service, Jim earned many awards and decorations including the prestigious CAP Texas Wing Commander's Commendation Award.

Jim is preceded in death by his mother Peggy Douglas Barger, his father Ted Douglas and his aunt Marlene Riley. He is survived by his loving wife of twenty-six years, Dawn; daughters Rachael, Jamie and Haley; uncle Dr. Gorman Riley; sister Jill Lane and husband Gary; sister Laurie Sisk and brother-in-law Billy; brother Larry Douglas and nieces Dr. Cindy Douglas, Candice and husband Greg Hall, Lauren Douglas and Katelyn Douglas.

A memorial service for Jim will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 11a.m., in the chapel at Houston's First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024, with a reception to follow at the church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to:

Civil Air Patrol
Sugar Land Composite Squadron
12888 S Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77498

Cypress Christian School
Building Fund for Campus Life Center & Gym (opening spring 2017)
11123 Cypress N. Houston Rd., Houston, TX 77065