Jack Lewis Douglas
Jack Lewis Douglas
  • July 31, 1939 - June 9, 2016
  • Littlefield, Texas

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Jack Lewis Douglas lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on June 9, 2016 at the age of 76. Jack was born July 31, 1939 in Lubbock, Texas, the son of Dr. R.C. Douglas and Ruth Elaine Lewis Douglas. A doctor's son, Jack grew up in the city where he learned to love the games of baseball and golf; however, from an early age, Jack longed to ride a horse, rope, become a cowboy, and live in the country. This longing was evidenced by leaving home to work summers for Matador Cattle Company beginning at the early age of fifteen. It was on those Matador ranches near Roaring Springs, Texas, that Jack learned all the cowboy ways, rules and etiquette. Jack became a cowboy which was his true dream and passion. He also became an accomplished and avid cowboy artist, musician, song writer, poet and roper. Jack loved old-time bluegrass music and was a good rhythm guitar player. He also enjoyed learning to play the banjo and stand-up bass. Many of his passions, loves, and talents have been passed down to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who honor him through their continued pursuit.

Jack graduated from Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas in August, 1961 where he earned a degree in history with an English minor. It was there that he met the love of his life Dorothy Turner from Tolar, Texas whom he married in just four weeks. Jack and Dorothy settled in Hale Center, Texas where he taught junior high math for two years, made many close friends, raised his family, and lived until 1980 when he moved his family to his Hockley County ranch. Jack was a cattle buyer, rancher, and managed his own Registered Brangus cow-calf operation. He always maintained his passion for horses.

Jack was a Christian and followed the teachings of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian EPC Church in Levelland, Texas. Jack also taught an elderly adult Sunday school class and was charge Layleader at the First United Methodist Church in Hale Center,
Texas where he was a member for many years. He witnessed his faith through giving faithfully to his church or others whenever the need presented itself whether that be gifts of money, horses, cattle or musical instruments. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to someone in need. He was a thirty second degree Mason and member of the Lemond Chapter.

He is survived by his two sisters Ann Douglas Kerr (Kenneth), Deborah Douglas Sykes (Tom), his wife of almost 55 years Dorothy LaNell Turner Douglas, his sons Cody James Douglas (Leah Martin Douglas), William David "Dave" Douglas (Teri Driver Douglas), five grandchildren: Brady James Douglas, Addison Lewis Douglas, Mia Claire Douglas, Tayla Douglas Mitschke (Jeff), Fana Douglas and two great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents Roscoe and Josephine Douglas and Rev. Jack Lewis and Verda Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church EPC, 1219 8 th Street Levelland, Texas 79336. Condolences may be offered on our website at www.georgepricefuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of George Price Funeral Home, Levelland, TX.