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Obituary: Douglas McMullen

. Douglas Lynn McMullen, 69 of Bastrop County died Sunday, June 6th 2010 unexpectedly of heart failure. He was born July 30, 1940 in Red Rock, Texas, the son of the late James Odell and Eloise Riddle McMullen.  He was the older of 2 siblings and is survived by his sister Marsha Fimbel of Victoria, Texas. He is also survived by his wife, Margie Maraggia McMullen of Yoakum, Texas and ex-wife Debra Hathaway of Boerne, Texas, and by his daughters, Cheryl McMullen, Hedy Carter and husband Perry, all of Yoakum, Texas and Audrey Franz and husband Mickey of Seguin Texas.  Doug left a lasting legacy with seven doting grandchildren: Douglas Taylor McMullen Franz, Bryson Franz, Jack McMullen Matusek, Sam Matusek, Walker Franz, Harris Franz and Presley Carter and a great-grand child, Bracken Lane Franz.   Doug also leaves behind his beloved Peaches and Pudgy as well as the 2007 World Champion Quarter Horse, Illegal Memories. Doug was an entrepreneur by nature and began his first business as a boy selling watermelons.  He quickly moved on to cars, horses, and anything that had wheels on it.  He owned Allen Ford Sales, a Ford Dealership in Palacios Texas and Cowboys Custom Trailers in Bastrop Texas.  With his daughters he co-founded Double D Ranchwear™ of Yoakum Texas, a nationally recognized clothing brand and winner of numerous fashion awards.  But Doug’s life passion was always racehorses.  He was known throughout the racing industry as an outstanding horseman with a unique eye to hand pick a runner.   He took many a horse to the winner circle, but was most proud of his 2007 World Champion Gelding, Illegal Memories. A Celebration of Doug McMullen’s life will be held Monday, June 14th, 2010 at 11:00 am at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop Texas followed by fellowship and Doug’s favorite Texas BBQ.  The McMullen family welcomes all friends and acquaintances to join them in honoring this very special person. Contributions to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (502.863.8792) are appreciated in lieu of flowers. God broke the mold when he created Doug: he was one-of-a-kind. He loved his family, fast cars, faster horses, a good Harley ride, an all-night canasta game, telling tall tales, eating jelly from a jar and Margie’s sweet tea. He will be remembered for his giving spirit, his heart felt laughter, and his genuine smile. His family will miss him. They loved him well.

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james o'connor - May 16, 2016

will definitely be missed. had fun in late 50s early 60s. wonderful wedding

Audra Koliba - May 16, 2016


So sorry to hear this. Prayers to you and your family.


Rebecca Borchers - May 16, 2016

So very sorry to hear about your father, Cheryl. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Rebecca/Becky Borchers

shmuela padnos - May 16, 2016

deepest and sincerest sympathy

Pam Pepper - May 16, 2016

I am so so sorry to hear about your dad. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

karen greer - May 16, 2016

I alway will remember him coming through the sewing room and saying " Hello Ladies". I also remember the travel bus and the long vinyl rug he asked me to repair. My thoughts are with the family.

debbie mcnees - May 16, 2016

Margie, Cheryl, Hedy, Audrey, and family: May God grant you an extra portion of comfort as you mourn the loss of Mr. McMullen. You all have become such a close part of our business family, that we, too, feel the loss of a wonderful man. We remember his laughter and jovial spirit. We will pray for your strength in this time of sorrow. We, too, will celebrate his life with all of you!

Cheryl - May 16, 2016

Thank you, Reid – you’ve got me crying again!
Well said.
We are sure going to miss that ’ol skalawag!

Reid Slaughter - May 16, 2016

Doug McMullen was a tartan in a sea of gray. He was part devil, part angel, and 100 percent South Texas cowboy with all the toughness required to build a world class family and business. But he was also gentle and funny, and original, and devoted to his girls. He was the only the guy who ever thoroughly cussed me out that I still liked afterwards.
To The McMullen Ladies: you make Texas a richer place to live. You make the world more beautiful. And you are, truly, every father’s dream for a daughter. God Bless You and know that you are all loved!

kathy russell - May 16, 2016

It is sad to see you all have lost your father. I lost mine 17 years ago yesterday. Life will take a different road but their spirit will always be with us. May God Bless

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