WILLIAM DOUGLAS STRIPLING
Funeral services with military honors for Mr. William Douglas Stripling, 93, of Jasper (formerly of Fayette), were held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at 2 p.m. from Jasper’s First Baptist Church. Bishop Harold Kelley and Rev. Lamar Cox officiated. Loving words were shared by Rev. Dexter Guin, Rev. Art Werner and Carson Roberts. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Jasper. Mr. Stripling passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Walker Baptist Medical Center.
Douglas was born on February 17, 1929. He worked as a truck driver, owning his own rig. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1951 until 1953. He was a VFW member and a Lifetime Member of the American Legion. He worked as a Maintenance Mechanic at Fayette Cotton Mill, Superintendent of Fayette Country Club, and Physical Plant Director as well as Adjunct Instructor at Bevill State Junior College-Fayette Campus. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and traveling. He visited all but one of the fifty states and several foreign countries.
He loved the Lord and served as a Deacon and various leadership positions in Fayette churches. He is currently a member of Jasper’s First Baptist Church. Douglas was a loving, caring and devoted husband, daddy, grandaddy, D-dad and friend to so many.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, William Brack and Nota Velma Pratt Stripling; and brothers, Dorwood Stripling, J.B. Stripling, Vernie Stripling and Phillip Dean Stripling.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Martha Kelley Stripling; children, Terry D. Stripling (Sheila), Eddie Lee Stripling (Becky) and Freida Stripling Roberts (Skip); grandchildren, Sherry Stripling Williams (Michael), Chrissy Stripling, Whitney Roberts Childers (Joseph), Kelley Roberts Duncan (Taylor) and Carson Roberts; great-grandchildren, Noah Douglas Williams, Macy Katherine Williams, Faith Elaine Childers, Bennett Wright Duncan, Hope McBryde Childers and Everett William Duncan; and siblings, Dennis Edward Stripling of Eutaw and Velma Wyonez Hartley of Tuscaloosa.
Pallbearers were Skip Roberts, Carson Roberts, Michael Williams, Noah Williams, Joe Childers and Taylor Duncan.
Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Pumphrey, Paul Gunter, Mac Preston, Ed Lay, Don Frazier, Eddie Roberts, Dexter Guin and Art Werner.
The family would like to thank Walker Baptist Medical Center and Kindred Home Health/Hospice for their care during his illness.
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