James E. Douglas
Dec. 20, 1933 - May 2, 2014
FERRIS - James E. Douglas was born Dec. 20, 1933. He was the first son born to Robert E. and Winnie Douglas. His six older sisters, nieces and nephews all affectionately called him “Son.”
His wife, Mary Dee Douglas, father, mother and five sisters and one brother preceeded him in death. They were Alverta Sartain, Verlene Schwartz, Frances Kinsala, Helen Douglas, Robbie Collins and Rayma Glen Douglas. James is survived by three children, Sharron Hale of Rockwall, Cheree’ Barrett of Ferris and Doug Douglas of Cedar Park, Texas, one sister, Luby Harwell, of Burke, Va. and one brother Bobby Lynn Douglas, of Quinlan, Texas. He had 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. James was born in Trumbull, Texas and attended school in Ferris. He was a member of the senior class of 1951. James was probably known the best for being able to fix anything. He built his first TV by ordering a kit from Heath Kit and building it from scratch. He had a book that came from the Sears Outlet Store entitled “How to Pinpoint TV Trouble in 10 Minutes.” That was the extent of his training.
After working several years for Pollock Paper Company he went to work for General Electric and rose to the position of Field Service Supervisor. He then put in a General Electric dealership in Ferris handling appliances and electronics. In the 80’s he started another business JEDCO and Son where he handled installation of heating and air conditioning. After retiring from his own business he went to work for Dallas County Government and had retired from there.
Visitation was held from 5-7 pm, Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Green Funeral Home, 207 S. Wood St. Ferris, Texas. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Monday, May 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church corner at the 5th and Wood St in Ferris, Texas with Rober Brazier officiating. Interment to follow at Ferris Memorial Park North.