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Douglas Richard Laws
September 2, 1929 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Douglas Richard Laws, age 94 of Red Oak, Texas passed away on November 9th, 2023. He was born on September 2nd, 1929, to Paul L. Laws and Lucile Pipkin Laws in Enid, Oklahoma.
He married his wife Shirley in 1951, and they remained together for over 72 years.
Doug was an accounting manager for 33 years at ALCOA, and was extremely well-travelled in his personal and professional life. He and Shirley lived in multiple states and countries, including Tennessee, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Japan, Germany, and Hungary.
He also traveled abroad to over 50 countries during his lifetime, including passage through the Panama Canal and rounding Cape Horn in South America. He was a member of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Kiwanis, and Commodore of the Austin Yacht Club. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Round Rock, Texas, and joined the Methodist Men’s Group in the church. Doug enjoyed volunteering for everything. He was also very active even in the later years of his life, sailing and playing tennis into his early 80’s.
His family remembers him as being a very supportive, dependable man, having a strong moral code with a deep sense of integrity and honor. Doug was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was proud of his three sons, Gary, Scott, and Jay; as well as his grandchildren Brian, David, and Michelle; and his three great grandchildren Kennedy, Shiloh, and Sammy.
He was the family’s go-to person for any advice. The family remembers him for his love of sailing, baseball, and tennis.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Lucile Laws, and son Jay B. Laws. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Red Oak; his sons Scott and Gary, and their spouses, and his sister Helen Walker.