Robert Alvin Douglas

March 23, 1950 ~ March 10, 2020 (age 69)


Robert Alvin Douglas passed away Tuesday March 10th at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, AR.

Robert was born on March 23, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio to Robert Duncan Douglas and Artola Hazel Lytle Douglas. He moved with his family to Lawrenceburg, TN in 1956 and attended the Castle Heights Military Academy, graduating in 1968 and becoming a member of the Army National Guard. Afterwards, Robert worked at Murray Manufacturing Company in Brentwood, TN for 19 years in service and sales. He then was founder and CEO of Gulf Coast Engines, Inc. in Corpus Christi, Texas from 1987-2007. Robert was an avid golfer, tennis player, and reader. Robert relocated to Lawrenceburg, TN where he was an active member of the Mars Hill Baptist Church. Friends and loved ones remember him for his kindness and compassion coupled with a wicked sense of humor.

Robert is survived by his wife, Candace Kay Douglas or Rogers, AR, son Robert Blake Douglas of Las Vegas, NV, sister and brother-in-law Carole and Ron Denton of Bingham Farms, MI, sister and brother-in-law Dainne and Russell Leeman of Decatur, AR, sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Frank Webb of Decatur, AR, brother and sister-in-law James and Jeannie Burr of Bentonville, AR. He is also survived by his nephews and nieces John, Jeremiah, Bryan, Kristy, Jennifer, Gregory, Beth, and Scott. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gene Douglas.

There will be a memorial service held in Lawrenceburg, TN at a date and time to be determined. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Association for Cancer Research (

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