Douglas D. Monroe
1958 - 2008
Douglas D. Monroe, 49, of Electra passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services were held Friday at First Baptist Church of Electra with Rev. Charles Collier, pastor of Crossroads Family Church, officiating. Interment followed in Dick Sparks Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Electra.
Mr. Monroe was born March 30, 1958, in Vernon, to Earnest Monroe and Onie B. Edmondson Monroe. In 1970, he moved to Electra and graduated from Electra High School, where he was involved in all sports. After graduation, he joined the United States Marines. After his tour of duty was completed, he went to work for CryoVac, where he was employed 27 years, and was an instructor. He and Teresa Lott were married April 27, 1999, in Wichita Falls. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles, and working in his yard. He also enjoyed remodeling projects and spending time with his family. He was a member of Crossroads Family Church and was a supporter of United Way, the Disabled Veterans, and the Food Bank.
He was preceded in death by his father on November 22, 2001; his mother, on January 13, 2006; and a sister, Earnestine Monroe on July 27, 1998.
Survivors include his wife of Electra; a daughter, Latoya Williams of Wichita Falls; six sisters, Sheron Gary, and Lee Onie Berg, both of Electra, Marsha Gammage of Wichita Falls, Carrel Silman of Dallas, Pamela Heburn of Lawton, OK., and Carol Bailey Dickerson of Vernon; two brothers, Larry Whiteside of Midland, and Jerry Wayne Monroe of Burkburnett; and his grandmother, Ella Ree Ford of Vernon.
The family suggest memorials be made to Texoma Cancer Center, 5400 Kell West Blvd., Wichita Falls, Tx. 76310.