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Douglas “Dougie” Alan Steed

September 10, 1953 - December 16, 2021
Visitation
Trinity United Methodist Church
Ruston, LA 71270
Monday 12/20, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Service
Trinity United Methodist Church
Ruston, LA 71270
Monday 12/20, 2:00 pm
Cemetery
Sibley Cemetery
Choudrant, LA
Monday 12/20
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  Douglas Alan Steed, affectionately known as Dougie, was born in 1953 in Savannah, Georgia to William Vansant Steed and Joanna Holeman Steed. He passed away early Thursday morning the 16th of December 2021 at his favorite place in the world – his hunting camp outside of Jackson, Mississippi – with his lifelong friend, MikeContinue Reading

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Aaron Paul left a message on December 24, 2021:
When i heard the news of Doug's passing I got really mad and then sick to my stomach. Selfishly my thoughts were: he was too good and too loved to leave this Earth and be called Home. He was simply the best. Quick Doug Steed story: I started my career in IT at WPS. This almost did not happen. I was still at Tech and was an intern at WPS. My college graduation was coming up and WPS at not offered or had mentioned anything to me about a full time position. I assumed that after i graduated my time at WPS would come to an end and I was thankful for the opportunity and the relationships I had made. One day, i was working late at the office in Simsboro and I started returning some calls from recruiters that were offering me positions for full time employment at other companies. I had the phone on speaker phone because i thought everyone was gone. The recruiter was telling me about what to expect at the new company and we were going over the terms of the offer. I told the recruiter i would think about it and get back to him with an answer soon. After the call Doug walks up out of no where and says "What are you doing?" I told him I was looking for a full time job after graduation because I had a lot of student loans. He said "We have not offered you anything yet?" I said "no sir. I assumed after I graduated I was done and ya'll would find another intern." He said "You are part of this family now, you are not going anywhere you little sh*t. You are here for life like me!" Only one person could say that that way with genuine love and we both started laughing. He continued " Don't make any decisions until you talk to me. Give me a couple of days." I agreed to wait for WPS. True to his word I got an offer a day later. My life would have gone a completely different direction if he had not worked late that day and overheard my conversation. This was one of those life moments where there was a fork in the road and I am so thankful that I chose the right path with Doug's help. This is one of many stories I have with Doug Steed. He advised me on many occasions about life and business. I loved him dearly and will miss him for the rest of my life. Until we meet again in paradise my friend.
Andrew & Julie Mays left a message on December 23, 2021:
We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love to each of you.
Ryan Deville left a message on December 21, 2021:
I cant believe he's gone and I will miss him as much, if not more, than Best Kenny. I pray for the hole in the heart of everyone who knew Doug, he will not be forgotten.
Johnny Shealy left a message on December 21, 2021:
Dear Family and Friends, I had the honor of meeting Doug several years ago at a Norbord shutdown, and enjoyed working beside him on many more projects over the years. He was a fine man. He was dedicated to his business, told it like it was, and never met a stranger. I am proud to have known him and called him a friend. Prayers to all his family and friends. He will be missed. Johnny Shealy
Rodney Huey left a message on December 20, 2021:
i am deeply saddened of this unexpected loss. my heart, thoughts , prayers & deepest condolences go out to the family & friends. stay strong, keep the faith & stay prayed up
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Cindy Hockenjos left a message on December 20, 2021:
I am so deeply sorry for your loss! Linda, you and your sweet girls, and their families are in my prayers as this journey of loss and grief continues. I will be praying for you during the service and in the days ahead. Know that my presence is there with you in my heart and prayers today. You are loved!
Jim Cash left a message on December 19, 2021:
I was saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. I pray for eternal rest for his soul and comfort for his family. As a “Yankee” Doug embodied my concept of a southern gentlemen, quick witted, smooth and debonair, but down home and straight shooter. Doug helped me on a several large projects and was fun to hang out with. God, family and country clearly guided his path. You will be missed.
Jared Price left a message on December 18, 2021:
I met Doug over 20 years ago while working with Norbord and immediately became friends as we worked on different projects through the years. I feel honored and privileged to have known him and will miss his calls saying “hey Bean what cha doing”. Although I never met them, I know Doug loved his family very much as he would share stories of them with a beaming smile. My prayer that God would bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. Jared Price
Gilles Lemire left a message on December 18, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Please accept my condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. I feel so blessed to have met Doug and that I had the opportunity to get to know him. He was a great guy. I am so happy that we had a chance to share some laughs and I realize now, that he had not only a joy for work and getting things done, that he had a joy to be around family and friends. He had a gift of making people feel great and he will be always remembered. Rest in peace my friend.
Edward Spink left a message on December 18, 2021:
Simply devastating news! Dougie was always positive, witty and thoughtful- always bringing a smile by his presence and laughter by his words and actions! BFAM- (brother from another Mother)- goober Pea - always kind, endearing and charming and quite a character that I am glad to have called a friend and will truly miss! Our deep condolences to Linda ,little Henry , who he talked about often, and the entire Steed clan! We wish we could be there with y’all- damn Covid19! Love you Dougie!! Sincerely, Ed and Shannon Spink
Shirley and Steve Brooks left a message on December 18, 2021:
We could not be more shocked when we heard this from a great friend and neighbor of ours of almost 30 years ago. The 15 years we lived across the street from y'all. More than 27 years now we have been gone. I prayed this morning early and noe while I am typing this. We all know Doug is in Heaven. See you soon buddy. Prayers Lynda, Shirley and Steve Brooks
Gary Hardy left a message on December 18, 2021:
My prays go out to his family, friends and co-workers. Doug was a great friend and mentor to all. I will cherish the times we worked and visited together through the years. May the greens be smooth and the wind to your back. AKA the G Man
Keith Young left a message on December 17, 2021:
Miss Linda, my sincere heartfelt condolences. Though I have not see either of you recently, the both of you were blessings to me. A kinder gentleman I never knew. My prayers for you and yours.
Jack Thigpen left a message on December 17, 2021:
So sorry to hear this. He was such a wonderful man. Love all the Steeds and their families. I am praying that God will bring comfort and a peace to all you.
Dennis Bell left a message on December 17, 2021:
Praying for the Steed family!
Duncan Blue left a message on December 17, 2021:
I am so saddened by this news. My memories of Doug and the Ruston group are some of my fondest memories. Doug loved the outdoors and being there with our good friend Mike at the end was fitting. From his ‘Coonass’ (his name for me) friend from Lafayette (now Houston) my prayers are with his family and our mutual friends.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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