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Thomas H. "Tom" Douglas, 64, of Royse City, Texas, passed away Aug. 31, 2016, at Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Texas.
He was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla., to Bobbie Hardin Douglas and Carolyn E. Douglas. A 1970 graduate of Duncan, Okla., High School, Tom had great success as quarterback for the football team. He then attended college at East Central University and Oklahoma State University where he studied geology and petroleum land practices. As a young man, Tom served his country in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. His first job in the private sector was in his grandfather's oil and gas company, WB Davis and Co., where he learned many aspects of the oil and gas profession.
For many years Tom lived in and around Ada, Okla., where he formed Douglas Oil and Gas Co., Inc. and was involved in other oil and gas ventures in several Oklahoma counties. For years to follow, Tom worked in multiple landman positions for various oil and gas companies, completing this phase of his life at Comstock Resources of Frisco, Texas, as an in-house senior landman. He was an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). Aside from work, Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, farming and ranching and all manner of sports.
Tom is survived by his spouse, Marylin Douglas of Royse City; daughter Ashley Douglas Hampton and husband Adam of Ada; son Brett Douglas and wife Talia of McKinney, Texas; and two bonus children, Malissa Bailey and husband Rick of Ada and Juan Villagomez of Royse City. He also had five grandchildren, Kale, Knox and Kai Hampton of Ada, Maddox Douglas of McKinney and McKenzie Ashcraft and husband Zack of Ada; and two great-granddaughters, Paisley Allyn and Sawyer Scout Ashcraft of Ada. In addition he is also survived by two brothers, Will H. Douglas of Rockwall and Robert Michael Douglas of Norman, Okla.; a sister, Camilla "Katie" Douglas of Ada; an aunt, Camilla Duffield of Lexington, Ky.; four cousins, Leslie, Lynn, Megan and Kelly of Kentucky; and one niece, Megan Oglesby in Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at First Assembly of God Church, 301 Main St., Lavon, with Pastor Mike Powell officiating.
Rest Haven-Royse City Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
As an alternative to flowers, memorials in Tom's name may be made to First Assembly of God, Lavon Texas Missions Fund at 301 Main St., Lavon, TX 75166.
Published on September 6, 2016
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