Obituary of Douglas Ray Whittington Sr.
Douglas Ray Whittington Sr. of Slidell, Louisiana peacefully passed away on February 29, 2020 at the age of 72. He was born in Terry, Mississippi on April 11, 1947 to the late Freada Mae Campbell Whittington and Luther Whittington and later resided in Saint Bernard parish for many years. Douglas is the beloved husband of the late Jean Ann Gebbia Whittington; adored father of Douglas Whittington Jr. (Tina), Justin Whittington, and the late Toni Rae Whittington; cherished grandfather of Gabriel Whittington, Hannah Whittington, and Zoey Whittington; and loving brother of Mavis Hall, Bobbie Roussell, Elsie Babin, and the late Keith Whittington. He graduated from Chalmette High School with the Class of 1967and was an all-state selection in football and track and field his senior year. He then attended college for one year before being drafted into the United States Army, proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War. Douglas had a successful career at Murphy Oil Corporation as a technician and enjoyed carpentry, fishing, hunting, and cooking in his spare time. He loved nothing more than spending time with his family. As an avid sports fan, Douglas also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports and even coached them. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Audubon Funeral Home located at 61101 Highway 11 in Slidell. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service with military honors at 12:30 p.m. in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Chalmette, Louisiana. Memories and condolences may be shard at www.AudubonFuneralHome.comTo plant a tree in memory of Douglas Whittington Sr., please visit Tribute Store
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