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Jerry Lee Douglas


erry Lee Douglas was born on January 12, 1947 to Lloyd and Mary Jean (Keagle) Douglas in Battle Creek, Michigan. He passed away on June 9, 2018 at his home under the care of hospice surrounded by his loving family.


He is survived by his wife Melanie (Morris) Douglas to whom he was married to for 49 years. Additionally he is survived by his two daughters, Tami Brown and Melanie Workman and two grandchildren Logan and Reese Workman.


Jerry was the proud owner and operator of Jerry’s Custom Cars in Clearwater, Florida. He was a racing and car enthusiast. Jerry was a member of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing and was friends and sponsored by Evel Knievel at one time.


Jerry joined the United States Army and served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968 working primarily in Field Artillery and Intelligence specifically in missile operations. At the time of his honorable discharge, Specialist Douglas was eligible to wear the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, his 2nd class Missile Badge, as well as his designation as an M-14 sharpshooter, M-16 marksman, and Carbine expert.


A graveside service with military honors provided by the United States Army honor guard is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. All guests planning on attending the ceremony should plan to arrive at 12:45 pm. The Patriot Guard Riders of Florida have been invited by the family as special guests.

Friends, family, and those who served with Jerry are invited to share a memory and sign his guestbook below.

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  • Rod & Mary Pontlitz (Broken Rod) says:

    Dear Melanie and Family, Our hearts are broken for your lose of (Jerry) your Dad and our loved friends for many years. We all have so many wonderful memories. Rest in Peace, until we meet again my friend.. Sincerely Rod & Mary (New York & snow birds Clearwater Florida)

  • Fredy & Irene Pascal says:

    Dear Ningo. My wife Irene and I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. Our condolences to you and your family. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die. Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.

  • Maryann Keagle says:

    Dear Ningo. Just want to offer you, and family my deepest sympathy on Jerry’s passing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time of loss.May God Give all of you His comfort and peace. Love yo all always.
    Rembering all our times together those memories are very precious.

  • The Chisholms (Chaparral Trucking) says:

    We hope it brings you some comfort to know that the one you love now knows only peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    The Chisholm Family
    John and Carol, Rusty and Karan, Gary and Donna

  • PamLesh says:

    Ningo and family. Jim and I are so sad to hear about Jerry. We often think about you when ever we pass the shop
    Or in Publix where we would see you. Our thoughts and prayes are with you all at this time Hug to all

  • kandra keagle says:

    R.I.P Jerry you will be truely be missed by all that knew you

  • Mary Ann Pultorak says:

    Dear Family, so sorry to hear of Uncle Jerry passing. Love you all

  • Curtis keagle says:

    I grieve with you. It won’t get easier but you will grow stronger. Tammy I know your pain. Call on me.if/when you’re inclined.

  • Roslyn Christiansen says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was one in a million. My Dad enjoyed him so much and spoke of him often. There are no words for times like this but I am sending thoughts of strength and love Ningo and the girls.
    Love Roslyn

  • Linda Goddard says:

    Many years, many memories. Please feel comfort in knowing you are dearly loved by family and many friends. I’m sending you lots of hugs and keeping thoughts of you in my heart.
    Forever, Linda

  • Daniel Trevino says:

    Sorry to hear about Jerry’s move to move on.I haven’t seen you guys or Jerry in awhile but I assure you that he will be missed. A pain in the but but a great guy. Keep in touch. Danny Trevino