Donald J Douthit

The Dalles, Oregon

January 20, 2016

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
52 Air Force  

 

 "Donald James Douthit (52) who served with the United States Air Force 1984 to 1988. We understand that he served nearly 2 years with the Oregon National Guard prior to the Air Force. Mr Douthit was on the line as an aircraft Mechanic. Don was a homeless individual, estranged from the few members left of his family. Don had a patch over one eye. For years he often walked with a small dog. He was a pleasant individual and very well known around the community, especially among those on a path less fortunate than some. He had brain cancer in the 90's and was treated by the V.A. His illness may have contributed to the life he chose to live. A number of folks over the years had attempted to help him with housing and so forth but he drifted back to the road. He had some disability income and we are told that his generosity to others will be remembered. He was found one cold morning recently in his tent. There were no signs of foul play. He had helped a local Pastor at one time and the community has risen up through that association to honor a Veteran. His military service has been certified by WNC and those details for interment will be at a later date. God rest your soul, Don Douthit. Thank you for your service." (Source: PGR Website)

Donald James Douthit

The Dalles, Oregon

August 22, 1963 - January 20, 2016

Donald was born on August 22, 1963 to Harry and Carolyn (Maxwell) Douthit in The Dalles, Oregon. He is the older of two children. Donald attended Wahtonka High school, he then joined the local National Guard before deciding to join the United States air force. During his time in the Air Force he was air craft mechanic he was stationed in Las Vegas, Nevada. After his enlistment he moved to New Mexico where he took a job working Dyne-Corp. 

Don was an avid traveler and traveled all over the country and Europe. Don enjoyed reading, and learning new languages, bull riding, traveling and aviation and making new friends.

Don is survived by his brother, David Douthit and spouse Rebecca of The Dalles and half-brother, Alan Douthit of Alaska, a half-sister, Zona of Rhode Island, numerous nieces and nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. And three half-sisters, Sandra, Judy and Barbara.

Spencer, Libby and Powell are in charge of cremation. Memorial Service February 6th, 1 p.m. at Solid Rock Church, 2308 E 12th St. The Dalles, Oregon. 

In remembrance of Don please make donations to St. Vincent DePaul or any local charity.

They came to honor him. Click photo below:

February 6, 2016

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