Arthur Douglas III
Posted by : July 27, 2013| On :
Douglas was born April 1, 1938, in Denison, to Lou Ella and Arthur C. Douglas, Jr., and died peacefully July 21, 2013.
He graduated from Garland High School in 1956 and attended North Texas State University.
He had a lifelong teaching career as a math instructor, football and baseball coach and administrator rising to deputy superintendent of duncanville ISD. He taught at many schools including South Garland High School, R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Good Elementary School, DeWitt Perry Junior High, Duncanville High School.
He earned the respect and admiration of faculty and students alike with his strong, fair leadership, dry wit and devotion to the student body. He was an innovator in the development and establishment of Advanced Placement curriculums that gave high school students the opportunity to earn transferrable college credits early.
In 1970, he and his first wife, Carmyn Douglas Neely, had a son, and he was an extremely devoted father.
In 2008, he found love and happiness with his second wife, Joann. She faithfully took care of him as he struggled with Lewy Body Disease.
He was preceded in death by his parents and former wife Beth Jordan Douglas.
Survivors include his wife, Joann; son Craig; stepdaughter Jacquelyn Jordan Wimmer and Dana Cagle; stepsons Michael Jordan and David Cagle; sister Linda Douglas Peavy and husband Carl; nephews Greg and Chris Peavy and their families.