Douglas, Charles DeSales
Birth: Monday, May 30, 1938 in Hughesville, Maryland
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 78
Laid to Rest: Thursday, August 25, 2016 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Charles DeSales "Bill" Douglas, 78, of Mechanicsville, MD departed this life at Clinton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton, MD on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Charles was born on May 30, 1938 in Hughesville, MD to the late Charles Worthington and Margaret Corinne Chase Douglas.
Charles was married to the late Mary Eleanora Lyles Douglas in 1957 until her departure in 1998. From that union, they had 7 children. Charles was loved for his loving, affectionate persona when around people. Family time was spent enjoying family cookouts, watching the kids play, and conferring with the grandchildren as they developed in life.
He was a member of the Craftsmen Club who loved to build picnic tables and barbecue grills in his spare time. Mechanically inclined, he liked repairing lawn mowers and cars. He enjoyed fishing, going to Baltimore Orioles games, and visiting the Casino's when time permitted. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy's fan that faithfully watched the Cowboys and Redskins play. Grandpa took pride in baking his sheet cakes for family birthday's. Most of all, he loved being around family and friends.
Charles is survived by his children, Charles P. Douglas of La Plata, MD, Francis D. Douglas of Waldorf, MD, Joseph L. Douglas (Shirley) of Helen, MD, Mary B. Douglas of District Heights, MD, James D. Douglas of Mechanicsville, MD, Steven P. Douglas (Vonda) of Brandywine, MD and Stephanie P. Douglas of California, MD. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary E. Douglas, his sister, Patricia Young and daughter-in-law, Shirley Douglas.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Rory Conley at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, 26325 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.