Douglas P. Dillingham Jr., a beloved husband, father and son, entered eternal rest Sunday, September 26, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Douglas was born Jan. 5, 1959 to Douglas Dillingham Sr. and Veronica (Pevoto).
Doug loved his family and supported them in every project. He was a loudest, most passionate fan of football and baseball. Nineteen years ago, he was a renowned baseball and football fan. “Pappaw”For the first time, he made sure that his grandkids were his greatest joy. Doug was proud of all his grandkids, their interests and Doug took great pride. He loved taking them on mule rides with him and teaching them. “ranch school.”
Doug was a researcher — and if it was a topic he was not familiar with, he would make an effort to learn all about it so he could actively engage you in conversation. He enjoyed deep conversations about almost everything and rarely met anyone he couldn’t talk to or debate with.
Doug was a man with many talents. He was a bodybuilder and taught karate. He also co-owned Maham Feed Store and managed a ranch. He was also a talented guitarist and songwriter and a real-estate agent. He enjoyed doing real-estate inspections. If you called his voicemail, he loved his message indicating if he was unavailable to take your call, it was probably because he was swinging from the rafters … and he just might have been.
He was a member of Stockdale Church of Christ, a skilled rider, and a loyal friend to many throughout the course of his life. Doug had a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas, a Texas real estate license, and a list of other impressive credentials. He will be remembered for his fashion sense — as he loved a good Hawaiian shirt or print. He created his own brand which was his initials DD with a twister.
His family said that we will always remember his bright and witty personality as well as his presence in our lives. Many will miss him.
His mother, Veronica Dillingham, preceded him in death.
Doug is survived by his loving wife, René Dillingham; children Leah Dillingham York (fiancée Roy Cervantes), Travis Dillingham (Jennifer), and Kirby Urrabazo (C.J.Erick Baudains and Marcus Baudains; grandchildren Aly York, A.J. York, Brayden Dillingham, Harrison Dillingham, Harper Dillingham, Avery Urrabazo, and Dakota Urrabazo; dad Douglas P. Dillingham Sr., brothers Tommy Dillingham, Truett Dillingham, and Sean Dillingham; father-and-mother-in-law Kenneth Martin and LaDonna Martin; many nieces and nephews; and many other friends
A Celebration of Life was held in Stockdale Church of Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Visitation began at 6:30 p.m., and the memorial service started at 7 p.m.
Doug would want family and friends to contribute to a youth group of one’s choice. Suggestions are Manuelito Navajo Children’s Home, P.O. Box 58, Gallup (N.M. 87301) or STCH Ministries, P.O. Box 759, Beeville, TX 78104. He made a huge difference in many people’s lives and would like to see his legacy continue through such contributions.