Douglas Eugene Stukes, age 76, a resident of Eddy, Texas went home to be with Jesus on September 9, 2023, at his residence after a lengthy battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Eddy, 100 Washington St., Eddy, Texas 76524.
He was born January 3, 1947, in Corsicana, Texas to parents Harley Eugene Stukes and Valley Stukes Williams. His parents divorced when he was very young, and his father eventually remarried. Douglas and his three younger siblings were adopted by his stepmother, Carolyn Jane Stukes when he was 10 years old.
Douglas was a jack-of-all-trades throughout his life; he was good at many things. He worked as a lineman for TPL (Texas Power & Light), as a shred mill operator for M. Lipsitz & Co., and as a truck driver for McGuire Trucking, from where he retired in 2020. He was a scoutmaster and thoroughly enjoyed his time with the scouts.
Douglas was a kind and loving man who never failed to help anyone when and if they needed it. He was a devout Christian and even on his deathbed he would very quickly let you know that he was blessed and highly favored despite his circumstances and “to live is Christ to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lorena but later attended First Baptist Church of Eddy.
Douglas was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Stukes; father, Harley Eugene Stukes; biological mother, Valley Stukes Williams; adopted mother, Carolyn Jane Stukes; sister, Brenda Gayle Boedeker; and two brothers, Alex Claude Stukes and Ralph Wayne Stukes.
He is survived by his son, John Paul Stukes of Eddy, Texas; stepson, Teddy Wayne Bell of Killeen, Texas; grandsons, Ray and Michael Bell; great granddaughter, Kana Bell; three brothers, Kenneth Hart of Texas, Patrick Wayland Stukes of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Travis Allen Stukes of Brownsville, Texas; sister, Dorothy Carolyn Stukes of Eddy, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Douglas never met a stranger and was loved by everyone.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Eddy, Texas.