Doug touched many lives with his spirit and kindness. He was often described as a gentle giant and was very soft spoken. He was always there to support family and friends with a caring heart.
Born in Bellflower, Calif., Doug spent much of his younger years in Big Bear. He moved to the Bay Area in 1972 and graduated from Mt. Diablo High School in 1976. In his early years, he was a baker for La Petite Boulangerie. He drove for Coors of Contra Costa; he loved driving and the one-on-one contact with his clients.
Doug loved sports! He was a huge Raiders fan. The year the Raiders came back from Los Angeles, he tattooed his arm with the Raiders emblem. He was a big A’s fan, too; we have tons of fond memories from attending the games. And let us not forget NASCAR.
After several lessons from Marian, Doug became an avid striped bass fisherman. He also loved black bass fishing with Dennis. He was very patriotic, loved his country and bald eagles. His love for his pets was immeasurable.
Doug is survived by his loving wife, Marian; mother, Dee; brother, Frank; his mother- and father-in-law, Vickie and Bob; sister- and brother-in-law, Francine and George; half-brothers, Bobby and Troy; half-sister, Judy; step brothers and sisters, Robert, David, Debbie and Sharon; and many loving uncles, aunts and cousins.
His generous, kind and loving sprit will be missed by all who knew him. Friends and family are invited to attend the visitation at Higgins Chapel in Antioch on Friday, Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow. The burial takes place at Oak View Cemetery. Raiders attire is welcome. For flowers and messages, please visit the website, www.higginsmortuary.com.