James “J.C.” Douglas, 90 passed peacefully with family by his side on March 14, 2018 at Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, WA. J.C was born to Lee and Alama (Davis) Douglas on June 23, 1927 in Habersham, TN where he attended school. He married the love of his life, Lucille (Baird) Douglas at LaFollette, TN on August 17, 1946 and their loving relationship continued for 62 years until her death in 2008. J.C. also served in the army during WWII.
Early in life, J.C. was self-employed in the logging and sawmill business and later worked in the deep coal mines of TN. In 1957 J.C., along with his wife and three children, moved to Omak, WA where he spent the next 15 years working in the powerhouse at Biles Coleman Lumber Company. 1972 brought a big change when the family moved to Peshastin, WA where J.C. enjoyed the next 23 years working as orchard foreman for Gary Robinson Orchards. J.C. retired in 1995 and he and his wife “Lucy” moved to Rock Island, WA where he took pleasure working in his garden, growing many vegetables for loved ones and friends. Prior to suffering a stroke in June of 2017, J.C. enjoyed walking two miles on most days with his good friend Orville Huff.
J.C. was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and best friend. The most closely held treasure was his family. J.C. lived his life with compassion and acceptance. Hours before his passing, while still very conscious, the doctor informed him he would soon die. J.C. replied “I’m going to a better place than this. So let’s get on with it!” Shortly thereafter he peacefully surrendered his soul.
He is survived by sons Jim, (wife Kathy) East Wenatchee, WA, Steve, (wife Kim) Leavenworth, WA, grandsons Justin and Sheldon Douglas, Leavenworth WA, daughter Wanda Irish, (husband Dennis) Harrison, ID, brothers Carl Douglas,(wife Mary) LaFollette TN; Roy Douglas,(wife Lois) Pioneer, TN, sister Glenna Taylor, Lafollette, TN and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded him in death, wife Lucille “Lucy”, daughter Patricia Lynn, parents Lee and Alama Douglas, sisters Evelyn Agnew, Mary Lee Loy and Minnie Lou Baird, and brother Hubert Douglas.
The services will be held on March 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Stanfield Church of God in LaFollette, TN with Pastor Delmus Bruce officiating. Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM prior to funeral service. His interment will follow the funeral at Davis Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Chapel of the Valley, Wenatchee, WA and Martin – Wilson Funeral Home, LaFollette, TN.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the staff at River West Assisted Care Community and Dr. Jeffery Clarke for their extraordinary care and compassion.