Ralph Johnnie Douglas better known as “RJ” was born in Bell, Florida to the late William Isaac Douglas and Annie Conner Douglas on October 17, 1935. He gave his life to the Lord at a young age and was an active member of the Ft White Church of God since 1981. He married the love of his life, Nina Ann Ayers on February 27, 1960. The couple spent sixty wonderful years together before the Lord called her home on July 22, 2020. During their marriage, they adopted two beautiful daughters, Ursula Darlene and Kristen Maggie in 1978. They were involved in their community and was very family oriented.
RJ loved “pickin and grinnin” with his guitar and mandolin. He was active in his church choir and would welcome any opportunity to play music with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling and going on cruises.
He worked as a truck driver for 10 years for White Construction, 25 years for Eli Witt, 4 years for Blue Luster-Rug Doctor and 10.5 years for HT Hackney until he retired in 2009. He farmed his entire life and continued to farm with his wife for a living until just a few short years ago.
RJ was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annie Douglas, his wife, Nina Douglas, his daughter, Ursula Adams, a brother, Dennis Douglas and three sisters, Maggie Bass, Freddie Mae Turner and Sarah Parrish.
Left to cherish precious memories is his daughter, Kristen M. Hunt, her love Lonny H. Maston; five grandchildren, Miranda L. Hunt, Joshua T. Hunt, Cheryl Adam, Jessie Adams & Jeremy Adams; one Brother, Orion Douglas, one sister, Margaret Petty (John) and many friends, family and church family.
A Graveside service will be held Friday, May 13th at 10:30 am in the Ft. White Cemetery
133 SW Horton Drive • Ft. White, Florida 32038. A reception will follow at Ft. White Church of God, 339 SW Bryant Ave., Ft. White, FL 32038. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME.