Wendle Wayne Douglas, age 81, of Chipley, Florida, formerly of Jellico, Tennessee, and Middletown, Ohio, passed away Monday, October 2, 2023, at the Hospice at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky.

He was born on December 20, 1941, to the late Richard Gaylor Douglas and Clara (Ross) Douglas in Jellico.  His paternal grandparents were the late Richard Daniel Douglas and Sarah Elizabeth (Gaylor) Douglas.  His maternal grandparents were the late Alvin Ross and Virginia (Taylor) Ross.

He graduated from Trenton High School in Trenton, OH.  He was a journeyman pipe fitter.  He worked at Armco Steel for many years.  He was a devout member of the Church of God.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, John Birch.

Richard is survived by two daughters, Tamara Ann Wilson, and husband, Randy, of Camden, OH, Pamela Birch, and husband, John, of Vevay, Indiana, and one son, Shane Wilson, of Middletown, OH; seven grandchildren, R. J. Wilson, and wife, Emma, Katelyn Lockaby, and husband, Jake, Kaleb Birch, and wife, Anna, Luke Birch, Molly Birch, Nicholos Wilson, and Chase Wilson; brother, Olan Douglas, and wife, Pam; sister, Carnelia Rutherford, and husband, Ron; longtime sweetheart and former wife of over 25 years, Barbara Douglas, of Vevay, IN; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends, neighbors, and other relatives to mourn his passing.

Graveside services will be held on Friday afternoon, October 6, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., at the Douglas Cemetery located in the Crouches Creek Community of Jellico with the Rev. D. J. Osborn officiating.  Interment will immediately follow.

Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.

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