Obituary: Douglas McMullen

Posted on June 9, 201014


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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