Michael K. Douglas, 56, passed away July 10, 2017, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace Douglas; sister, Kathy Cooper; uncle, Ovia (Salina) Douglas; nieces, Jennifer Cooper and Shadara Douglas; and friend/mentor, Charles May.
He grew up in Winfield, and attended Scott High School. He graduated at the age of 15 and graduated Roane State Community College and Lincoln Memorial University, where he was a member of Gamma Lambda Sigma Fraternity. He drove for a limousine service in Knoxville during the World’s Fair; and was the first City Recorder for the Town of Winfield, helping the town to become incorporated. He was a social counselor for the Department of Human Services in Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Scott and Union counties. He was a past president of the Kiwanis Club in Scott County; served many years on the board of Morgan/Scott County Unicorn Fund and was very active in the children’s Christmas program. He was a former member of Oneida Masonic Blue Lodge 695 and a Shriner for Kerbela Temple.
He retired in 2002 due to health reasons and moved to Knoxville. He became confined to a wheelchair but circumstances never held him back. He joined Knoxville Christian Center where he volunteered at every event. He loved to cook and serve, never missing an opportunity to make others feel special. He was devoted to his family and circle of friends and adored his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He had a big heart and gave freely of himself and always had a story and joke to spare.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Douglas of Knoxville; son, Bill Douglas of North Carolina; grandchildren, Bryson and Tessa Grace Douglas; father, Mike Edison Douglas of Winfield; sisters, Marianne Perry and Ona Lewallan, both of Oneida; brother, Roger Douglas of Winfield; in-laws, Andrew Lewallen of Oneida, and Tim Evans and Becky Evans, both of Knoxville; special nephew, Jason Perry and numerous other nieces and nephews; special friends: Clayton Hess, VeRhonda Hembree, Maye May, Roger Burress, Cecil Strunk, Ray Lyons, Dennis Strange, Tracie Jones, and Matthew Terrent; and many other relatives and friends.
A family and friend celebration is planned for the Smokies baseball game on July 28. Memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at Knoxville Christian Center, 818 N. Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, with pastor Barry Culberson officiating. A homecoming celebration will immediately follow in the gymnasium. Anyone wishing to share memories or stories is encouraged to post on his Facebook page.
Obituary provided courtesy of Jones & Son and West-Murley Funeral Home.