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Douglas Richard Stevens
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  • Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
    714 Riverdale Drive
    Charleston, SC 29407
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  • Tri County Family Ministries
    2105 Cosgrove Avenue
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“Sue, Fred and I are so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We know you will miss him; he was a wonderful man! ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Donna Warren - My Pleasant, SC

“Miss you grandpa!!!! I will always love you. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Silas Finnegan - Laurel, MD

“We share in the sorrow of your loss. Doug will be fondly remembered as a person who was a pleasure to be around.Herman Daniell and Irene Ogden ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Herman Daniell - Charleston, SC

“Sue,So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I remember some of the golfing stories of him and dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Tanya Turley - Summerville, SC

“Sue,Thinking of you with love and prayers. You did right by Doug and he knew that. Sorry to miss the service but regrettably out of town.Best as...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Sue, My thoughts are with you. A fun memory was how orderly the car and golf clubs were. Christel ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Christel Lawson - Summerville, SC

“I didn't know Douglas, but when I looked through the pictures is was like seeing a gentle, happy, and always smiling person.The family, the friends,...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: yvonne taylor - Alexandria, VA

“Sue and family. I have memories back in the younger years - way younger. And they are such good memories growing up. I'm so sorry for your loss....Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Moon - Orchard Park, NY

“My memories of Doug are of a man with unbounded energy and an unbridled sense of humor . His time in the submarine directorate was extraordinarily...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Paul Sacilotto - Punta Gorda, FL

“My deepest sympathies. I knew Doug as a teenager in Newfane. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Michael Unterweger - MD

“Hard to believe we called this handsome man "Dougie" during our school days. He always seemed so much younger than all of us. Shirley, we are so...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Sue and Family,I wish you peace and healing. I have no words to express my feelings. I know Doug's life was full and happy and blessed because...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Margaret Cohen - Charleston, SC

“Sue and Stevens family: So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Please accept our condolences. I was a member of the Silent Drill Team with Doug at...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Sue and Family,We were deeply saddened to hear of Doug's passing. I have loads of memories of Doug and our times at 8th & I. May your many...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Sue: So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I am very proud to have served on the drill team 57-60 with Doug.Recently at the barracks for parade. Could...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Charlie Miner - Byron, GA

“Dear Sue and other members of Doug's wonderful family. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Doug was a SPECIAL man and Marine! He...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: John Reim, USMC - Franklinville, NJ

“Sue,You and your family have my heartfelt sorrow at the loss of Doug. We served on the Drill Team together at 8th & I. He developed many of the...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Charles Huha - Pompton Lakes, NJ

“Sue,I talked to once when I called Doug and spoke to him thru you. I had many fun times with Doug,some of which were in Montreal. I played basketball...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss Sue We know he is in a better place away from pain. Our prayers are with you and the family ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Joan & Bill Lampman - Lantana, FL

“Dear Sue, I was saddened to read of Doug's passing. My family and I always enjoyed his sense of humor at the many gatherings at my Aunt Marion's...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Jane Peterson - Charleston, SC

“Heart felt condolences to the family and friends of Doug Stevens. Doug was the most fun, genuine man I ever met. We would see Doug and Sue in...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Pam Johnson - Atlanta, GA

“To the Stevens family, my family and I send our sincere condolences. Doug will be missed by all. We pray for healing and a comforting peace for...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Sharon McGhee - North Charleston, SC

“Sue, real sorry for your loss. I wish you and yours all the best and you are in my prayers. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Doug Mundschenk - Frederick, MD


Douglas Richard Stevens, 76, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Sunday, June 11, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with laryngeal cancer. He is survived by his wife and partner of 35 years, Susan (Sue) Marie Stevens; son, Douglas R. Stevens, Jr. of Columbia, MD, daughter, Jeannie M. Finnegan (Dave Cooke) of Sykesville, MD; and son, David M. Stevens (Cher) of Reedville, VA; sister, Shirley Geise (Richard) of Newfane, NY; sister-in-law, Marilyn Stevens of Newfane, NY, and many beloved grands, great-grands, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 10, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. His Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 714 Riverdale Drive at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be private.

Douglas was born September 10, 1940 in Lockport, New York, son of the late Howard Luke Stevens and Gertrude Smith Stevens. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, served at Marine Barracks (Building 58), 8th and I Streets, SE, Washington, DC, was a member of the USMC Silent Drill Platoon, and served at The White House and Camp David. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Doug worked at Naval Sea Systems Command, Submarine Directorate. In 1981, he moved to Charleston to become an employee of Life Cycle Engineering. He later became a partner in LCE and was the Executive Vice President of Business Development. Doug was a member of The Country Club of Charleston, a member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and volunteered with Tricounty Family Ministries. With his smile and sense of humor, he brought his love for people to every situation. His shared his enjoyment of being on the water and his passion for playing golf with many family members and friends.

Special thanks to all the caregivers who supported our family, especially Lottie Brown, the staff of Savannah Grace at the Palms of Mt. Pleasant, and the staff of Agape Hospice who filled Doug's journey with joy, peace and grace.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of The Redeemer, 714 Riverdale Drive, Charleston, SC 29407 and/or Tri County Family Ministries, 2105 Cosgrove Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405.

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