Richard D. “Captain Rick” Douglas, 60, of Frostproof passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Avon Park.
He was born March 15, 1952 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Samuel & Brenda Douglas; and he came here from Washington D.C. 17 years ago. He was a corporate jet pilot for Ben Hill Griffin Inc. and a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a devoted family man and a Dolphins/Gator fanatic. His hobbies were playing the electric guitar and building high power rockets with a level one certification. He was all about the ambiance.
He will be so missed by his wife of 25 years, Lorraine “Zimmybear” Douglas; daughters, Shauna Douglas (Steven Hicks) of Orlando and Heather Douglas (Matthew Sidman) of Tampa; son, Christopher Dean Douglas of Winter Haven; sister, Charleen Rinehart (Greg) of Palm Bay; and brothers, Gary W. Douglas (Diana) of Broomfield, Colo., Robert F. Douglas of Palm Bay, Rusty Douglas (Robin) of Rapid City, S.C., Michael Douglas (Jan) of Melbourne and Shaun Douglas (Kim) of Sarasota.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 pm Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.