We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Clarksville Funeral Home
Olen Laroy Douglas, AKA, Laroy, Chief, Oleo and Poppy, passed away, Saturday, August 13, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Douglas was born, July 31, 1934, in De Kalb to Ira Olen and Jewel Jackson Douglas.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Amelia Elouise Mongold Douglas of Clarksville; son, Randall Alan Douglas and wife, Gina of Austin; daughters, Amelia Beth Gentry and husband, Tim of Clarksville and Jennifer Ann Galvin and husband, Mike of Burleson. They have been blessed with five grandchildren, Colby Latham, Olen Hunter Latham, Nicholas Douglas, Michael Moore and Meghan Sghari and bonus grandchildren Faith Cherry and Samuel Gentry. Olen was also the great grandfather of two darling great granddaughters, Louna Sghari and Aspen Latham.
Olen was a graduate of De Kalb High School. He later traveled to Washington, D.C. where he met his future wife, Elouise. From there he joined the U.S. Army where he served two years in Korea. Once leaving the Army he made his way back to Texas and married the love of his life and started the journey of becoming a Pharmacist. In 1961 he graduated from the University of Texas Pharmacy School. Olen bled orange through and through. In 1961 he moved his family to Clarksville to work along side Bill Barker and later purchased Blackmon’s Pharmacy and was a Pharmacist till he was 84. Olen considered himself blessed to have the ability to be upright walking and to live the years between the dash to the fullest. Olen loved visiting with his friends and family, working around the house, cooking and watching Gunsmoke and The Virginian.
Funeral services are set for 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2022, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Gossett officiating. Burial will follow in Stones Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Colby Latham, Olen Hunter Latham, Nicholas Douglas, Michael Moore, Tim Gentry and Mike Galvin.
Honorary Pallbearers are Samuel Gentry, Tony Hausler, Bill Bryson, George English, Jimmy Jones, Eddie Phillips and Ricky Roberts.
The family will receive friends an hour before service time at the church.