Rev. Samuel Eugene Douglas , age 97 of Jacksboro went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 6, 2019. He was saved at the age of 26 and he and his wife, Bonnie were baptized together into the Walnut Grove Baptist Church in November 1947. He was ordained at Walnut Grove Baptist Church on July 23, 1949. Rev. Douglas started 3 churches, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH, Grace Baptist Church in Norwood, OH, and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Batavia, OH. Rev. Douglas’ first church he pastored was Sandy Baptist Church in Sandy, FL. He also pastored Northside Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH, Elk Fork Baptist Church in Elk Valley, TN, and Morley Baptist Church in Morley, TN. He had a weekly broadcast on WLAF called the Bread of Life on Thursday evenings and on Friday evenings helped his daughter, Nina Carolina, with her broadcast, the Wall of Prayer. During his almost 70 years of faithful service to the Lord he was able to witness and lead hundreds to the Lord, including his children. He was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by Loving Wife, Bonnie Crutchfield Douglas; Great Grandchild, Baby Jackson; Parents, Foster Douglas and Lucy Faulkner Douglas; Grandparents, Rev. Samuel Douglas and Cyntha Holt Douglas, and Rev. John Faulkner and Martha Douglas Faulkner; Brothers, James Edward, Ervin, Winfred and Benny Douglas; several Aunts and Uncles.
Survivors: Daughter, Nona Jackson and husband, Rev. Woody Jackson and Daughter, Nina Douglas; Grandchildren, Rev. Philip Jackson and wife, Nicole, Stephen Jackson and wife, Jennifer, and Natalie Jackson Holland and husband, Rev. Matthew Holland; Great Grandchildren, Sophia, Julia, and Joshua Jackson and Kingston Holland; Brothers, Clifford Douglas, Harvey Lee Douglas and wife, Jan, and Carl Douglas and wife, Bonnie. Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Big Creek Gap Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Braden, Rev. Woody Jackson, and Rev. Philip Jackson officiating. Family and friends will meet Wednesday 10:30 A.M. and go in procession to Big Creek Gap Baptist Church for Funeral Services. Interment will follow at Campbell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 6 to 9 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers, Steven Jackson, Matthew Holland, Cotton Faulkner, Arnold Ivey, Dennis Turner, Larry Mozingo, Donnie Campbell, Harrison Campbell, and Rev. Alvis Richardson. Online condolences for Rev. Douglas may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Rev. Samuel Eugene Douglas.