Thomas Douglass

Thomas Douglass

Thomas “Tom” Mitchell Douglass III, 71, lifelong Columbia resident, departed on Friday, June 7, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia, Missouri. Burial will be in Columbia City Cemetery, Columbia, Missouri.

A farmer, realtor, entrepreneur, and MU Founding Families member, Tom loved his native Missouri home.

Tom was a father of four, grandfather of two, and devoted husband of 47 years. He leaves behind his wife Terry, as well as children Theresa “Tara” (Richard Crandall), Thomas IV (Natalie Douglass), Mary Kathleen “Katie,” and Gwendelyn “Gwen,” and sisters Bettina Lenoir Douglass and Sascha Eugenia Heidman Greenberg. He is preceded in death by parents Thomas Mitchell and Bette Heidman Douglass.

Tom will be remembered for his quick wit, spoiling his grandchildren, and loving his family farm. He will be missed by his family and friends.

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