John Douglas Douthit
November 22, 1943 -
May 8, 2017

Visitation

May 11, 2017
1:00 P.M. until time of graveside service

Service 

May 11, 2017
3:00 P.M.

Interment

Obituary

Graveside service for Mr. John Douglas Douthit, age 73, of Fayetteville, will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 3 P.M. at Shiloh Cemetery with Bro. John Sanders officiating. A native of Lincoln County, Tennessee, Mr. Douthit was the son of the late Margie and Cheatham Douthit. He enjoyed farming and spending time with his family. John was a life long member of the Hot Rock Community. In February, he and his wife Page celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Survivors include his wife Camilla Page Douthit; son Kenny Douthit of Fayetteville, Tennessee; daughter Tonya (Bill) Mitchell of Fayetteville, Tennessee; grandchildren Chasity (Kevin) Borden, Chelsea Douthit and fiance Derrick Sisk, Kenzie Mitchell (Hunter) Watson, and Tanna Mitchell; great-grandchildren Madison Borden, Braxton Sisk, and Emma-Grace Sisk; sister Janice (Lawrence) Harrison and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be help Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1 P.M. until 3 P.M. at Shiloh Methodist Church.  Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. John Douglas Douthit.

Video Services

24 Comments

  1. Lorry Ann Hill Anderton

    So sorry for your loss Kenny ,Tonya and Ms. Page..

    Reply
  2. Marbrey Honea

    Page, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Dan, Sandy Fagundes and family

    Tonya, Bill and Family,
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. He was always a gentleman and a good neighbor . We imagine him with his favorite tractor cutting field in Heaven.

    Reply
  4. Darren Walker

    So sorry for your loss. Ya’ll will be in our prayers and if you need anything let us know.
    Delbert Walker and family

    Reply
  5. Mary & Jimmy Carter

    Kenzie, Tonya & family. We are thinking of you and praying for peace & comfort at this time. He was a fighter, and had a long struggle, but he made it home to Lincoln Co.

    Reply
  6. Marbrey Honea

    I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. God bless you all.

    Reply
  7. Ronny and Linda Cooper

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you grieve the loss of a beloved, kind, and true gentleman, John Douglas. I grew up in Bugtussle Hollow in the Hot Rock community, and we worked, played, and grew up together. He was best man in our wedding and a true friend. Our hearts are hurting for your family. Cherish your memories and remember him as a roll model. May God bless your family.

    Reply
  8. Billy Gray

    Page , We are so sorry to hear of your Loss. John Douglas has been a long time friend. He will be truly missed by many. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Billy & Patsy Gray

    Reply
  9. Jerry Gentry

    John Douglas was a good friend. I have known him since I was a young boy. We rode the same school bus to school. He told me once when I first started high school, If you have any problems, remember this, ” I’m your friend, I’ll be your friend when ever you need me. I can say he was true to his word. God Bless his family.

    Reply
  10. Becky Davis

    So very sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain and suffering. He will rest peacefully in Heaven with a lot of old friends. He will always be in your heart and watching over you. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  11. Mischa Thomason

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He and I had long conversations when he was sick. Nice man and I know he loved his family.
    Mischa Pitcock Thomason

    Reply
  12. GERALD and WANDA SCOTT!!

    God Bless the Family!! May HE wrap His Loving arms around you ALL and give you PEACE and COMFORT. John Douglas was a gentleman and Loved by all!!

    Reply
  13. Shirley Mann

    So sorry for y’alls loss. I have to work Thursday butt my thoughts and prayers are with yall

    Reply
  14. Connie Rogers

    So sorry for your loss. John Douglas was such a kind man. Prayers go out to all the family during this difficult time. The community has lost a great man.

    Reply
  15. Tony and Lereca Swinford, Dewayna and Phil Shelton

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  16. Rexine Pigg

    As Bro. Sanders & I spoke this morning he referred to John Douglas as “my brother”. He and I have always been close and I could not make a better choice. Before I was born he and Janice spent a lot of time with my parents on various outings according to them. My Dad, his namesake, was a mentor to him and he started out working at Coach Stephenson’s rock quarry across from Lincoln Paving. The Douthits are hard working people & John was no exception. He went on to being a successful bridge building foreman and retired after his employment on Redstone Arsenal, a position he acquired with the help of Hue Marshall Arney’s referral. John loved his community (Hotrock) and spent many hours with his friends at Doc’s Barn – the social club for the guys! He was active in the development of Shiloh Cemetery and expansion. He loved Page, his children and grandchildren, telling stories about them and boasting about their accomplishments.
    John took loving care of his mother, daddy and Aunt Louise. He was tender hearted that way! Our family will certainly miss him but we are thankful his suffering is over and we look forward to the great homecoming in heaven. Thank you God for our loved one and how his life touched so many. Amen!

    Reply
  17. Pamela Trentham

    Aunt Page, Tonya & family, I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing. I Love ya’ll, Hugs and Prayers.

    Reply
  18. Andrea Dye Ewing

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  19. Burton-Wingo Lissa Lindsay

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  20. Brenda & Joe Burns

    So Very Sorry for your Loss .May God wrap his arms around you and take care of you in the days to come. Heaven has gained another Angel!

    Reply
  21. Allen and Pam Steelman

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  22. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Kenzie & Hunter, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your granddad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May all the wonderful memories help comfort you.

    Reply
  23. Candice Robinson & Family

    PAGE & FAMILY:
    WE ARE VERY SADDNESS TO HEAR ABOUT JOHN DOUGLAS’S PASTING.HE WAS A VERY SWEET PERSON & FREIND.HE MEANT THE WORLD TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.YOU ARE ALL IN OUR THOUGHT’S & PRAYER’S.WE LOVE ALL OF YOU.

    Reply
  24. Tina Trentham Emmons

    Tonya and family,
    I’m so sorry for this loss. He was a good man and will be missed by many. I won’t be able to make services, but know I’m with you in heart and prayer. May God keep you in this difficult time. Love y’all, Tina

    Reply

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Memories

24 Comments

  1. Lorry Ann Hill Anderton

    So sorry for your loss Kenny ,Tonya and Ms. Page..

    Reply
  2. Marbrey Honea

    Page, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Dan, Sandy Fagundes and family

    Tonya, Bill and Family,
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. He was always a gentleman and a good neighbor . We imagine him with his favorite tractor cutting field in Heaven.

    Reply
  4. Darren Walker

    So sorry for your loss. Ya’ll will be in our prayers and if you need anything let us know.
    Delbert Walker and family

    Reply
  5. Mary & Jimmy Carter

    Kenzie, Tonya & family. We are thinking of you and praying for peace & comfort at this time. He was a fighter, and had a long struggle, but he made it home to Lincoln Co.

    Reply
  6. Marbrey Honea

    I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. God bless you all.

    Reply
  7. Ronny and Linda Cooper

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you grieve the loss of a beloved, kind, and true gentleman, John Douglas. I grew up in Bugtussle Hollow in the Hot Rock community, and we worked, played, and grew up together. He was best man in our wedding and a true friend. Our hearts are hurting for your family. Cherish your memories and remember him as a roll model. May God bless your family.

    Reply
  8. Billy Gray

    Page , We are so sorry to hear of your Loss. John Douglas has been a long time friend. He will be truly missed by many. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Billy & Patsy Gray

    Reply
  9. Jerry Gentry

    John Douglas was a good friend. I have known him since I was a young boy. We rode the same school bus to school. He told me once when I first started high school, If you have any problems, remember this, ” I’m your friend, I’ll be your friend when ever you need me. I can say he was true to his word. God Bless his family.

    Reply
  10. Becky Davis

    So very sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain and suffering. He will rest peacefully in Heaven with a lot of old friends. He will always be in your heart and watching over you. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  11. Mischa Thomason

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He and I had long conversations when he was sick. Nice man and I know he loved his family.
    Mischa Pitcock Thomason

    Reply
  12. GERALD and WANDA SCOTT!!

    God Bless the Family!! May HE wrap His Loving arms around you ALL and give you PEACE and COMFORT. John Douglas was a gentleman and Loved by all!!

    Reply
  13. Shirley Mann

    So sorry for y’alls loss. I have to work Thursday butt my thoughts and prayers are with yall

    Reply
  14. Connie Rogers

    So sorry for your loss. John Douglas was such a kind man. Prayers go out to all the family during this difficult time. The community has lost a great man.

    Reply
  15. Tony and Lereca Swinford, Dewayna and Phil Shelton

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  16. Rexine Pigg

    As Bro. Sanders & I spoke this morning he referred to John Douglas as “my brother”. He and I have always been close and I could not make a better choice. Before I was born he and Janice spent a lot of time with my parents on various outings according to them. My Dad, his namesake, was a mentor to him and he started out working at Coach Stephenson’s rock quarry across from Lincoln Paving. The Douthits are hard working people & John was no exception. He went on to being a successful bridge building foreman and retired after his employment on Redstone Arsenal, a position he acquired with the help of Hue Marshall Arney’s referral. John loved his community (Hotrock) and spent many hours with his friends at Doc’s Barn – the social club for the guys! He was active in the development of Shiloh Cemetery and expansion. He loved Page, his children and grandchildren, telling stories about them and boasting about their accomplishments.
    John took loving care of his mother, daddy and Aunt Louise. He was tender hearted that way! Our family will certainly miss him but we are thankful his suffering is over and we look forward to the great homecoming in heaven. Thank you God for our loved one and how his life touched so many. Amen!

    Reply
  17. Pamela Trentham

    Aunt Page, Tonya & family, I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing. I Love ya’ll, Hugs and Prayers.

    Reply
  18. Andrea Dye Ewing

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  19. Burton-Wingo Lissa Lindsay

    So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  20. Brenda & Joe Burns

    So Very Sorry for your Loss .May God wrap his arms around you and take care of you in the days to come. Heaven has gained another Angel!

    Reply
  21. Allen and Pam Steelman

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  22. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Kenzie & Hunter, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your granddad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May all the wonderful memories help comfort you.

    Reply
  23. Candice Robinson & Family

    PAGE & FAMILY:
    WE ARE VERY SADDNESS TO HEAR ABOUT JOHN DOUGLAS’S PASTING.HE WAS A VERY SWEET PERSON & FREIND.HE MEANT THE WORLD TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.YOU ARE ALL IN OUR THOUGHT’S & PRAYER’S.WE LOVE ALL OF YOU.

    Reply
  24. Tina Trentham Emmons

    Tonya and family,
    I’m so sorry for this loss. He was a good man and will be missed by many. I won’t be able to make services, but know I’m with you in heart and prayer. May God keep you in this difficult time. Love y’all, Tina

    Reply

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