Obituary of Samuel E. Douglas
Samuel E. Douglas, 85, of Columbia, SC passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022. He was born on September 11, 1936 to the late John and Violet Douglas.
Sam met the love of his life, Anselma in 1957 in Germany. Sam was in the United States Air Force, and they married in Zwei Brucken, Germany. Sam served in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years, and later worked in a civilian capacity for the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson, South Carolina for 14 years. He earned many awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal with Seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, and The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. He was a baseball and football fan, and enjoyed watching the Dodgers and Dallas Cowboys play. Additionally, he earned a Masters of Arts Degree and wrote short stories that were published in Memories Journals.
Sam is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Anselma Douglas; two sons, David Douglas of New York City, and Raimund Douglas of Glen Burnie, Maryland; grandchild, Maviah Grose; and great grandchildren, Waylon, Paeslie, and Kamden.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 am on Monday, August 1st, 2022 at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Serenity Gardens.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Samuel Douglas, please visit Tribute Store