On December 17, 1957, Richard Williamson and Mary Garcia Douglas welcomed into this world a beautiful baby boy. They named him Michael Lewis Douglas. He was reared in Ardmore until the age of sixteen. While in Ardmore, Richard attended Job Corps where he learned carpentry. His love for carpentry would last his lifetime. While living in Houston, Texas, he was a foreman for Erickson Construction. Richard lived in various places, Ardmore, Houston, Tulsa and Owasso, Oklahoma.
Richard loved the Lord with all his heart. In Houston, he became a member of the Church of Christ. Reading and praying was a daily ritual for him. He would not start the day without reading God’s word. Meeting Joel Osteen was one of the high points in his life because he admired the work Joel did for the Lord. Even when in times of trouble, Richard walk that walk. He led by example.
Loving the Lord was always first in Richard’s life; however; loving his family was next. Believing in the power of family, Richard loved his. He enjoyed spending time with them. His family was large and his love for them was even larger.
Dogs loved Richard. He was known to all as the “Dog Whisper”, being able to train any dog to do whatever he wanted it to do. Other hobbies included training horses, fishing and barbequing. He loved life and life loved him back. He was a bright spot to so many and he will be greatly missed.
Greeting him at heaven’s gate will be parents, Richard Williamson and Mary Garcia Douglas; sisters, Martina Douglas Albert, Georgia Douglas, and Cecelia Ann Douglas Peevy Lewis; brothers; C.J. Douglas and Fred Douglas.
Cherishing his memory are his children, Michael L. Douglas Jr. (Tonya) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Shannah McFayden (Jack) of Owasso, Oklahoma and Mikdrica Douglas of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister, Telina Douglas of Ardmore, Oklahoma and Patricia Pittman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; brothers, Billy Douglas, Gary Douglas, Lawrence Douglas and Richard Williamson. Six grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren and a special friend, Cecilia Strong. And a host of others family and friends.
Funeral Services will be Saturday 1:00pm September 7, 2019 Emamanuel Baptist Church 120 Veteran Blvd. Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401. Viewing Saturday 11:00am til 1:00pm at the church.
Burial will follow in Clearview Cemetery, Ardmore, Oklahoma. “When caring truly matters, DYER cares.” 918-425-5549