Posted: Wed 8:54 AM, Aug 21, 2013
March 28, 1960 -August 17, 2013
Glenn Douglas, 53, of Bay City, Texas passed from this life to everlasting peace on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at home in Bay City after a heroic struggle with cancer.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, at Bay City First United Methodist Church. A memorial service is planned for 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston.
Glenn was born on March 28, 1960 in Bay City, Texas. He graduated from Bay City High School with academic and athletic honors in 1978, and from Texas A&M University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics. During college, Glenn joined Theta Chi fraternity and was on A&M's 1981-2 national champion skeet and trap shooting team. Glenn studied law at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1985 and admission to the Texas State Bar later that year. He began work in Bryan / College Station as a trial lawyer for the firm of Dillon & Lewis. In 1991, Glenn joined the Houston law firm that eventually became Crowley Douglas & Norman. He started his own Houston practice as the Douglas Law Firm in 2007.
Glenn devoted his professional life as a trial lawyer to seeking justice for people harmed by another's disregard for their wellbeing. He helped many people obtain the means to mend shattered lives and prompted numerous defendants to adopt safer workplace practices. Glenn was a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (former Director), American Association for Justice, American Bar Association (Fellow), and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
At A&M, Glenn met Janet Burnam, and the two were married May 3, 1986. Houston was where Glenn and Janet raised their family and built a life together, but Bay City was never far from mind. After their youngest son graduated from high school, Glenn and Janet moved near their ranch on the banks of the Colorado River close to Bay City, realizing a cherished dream of returning to country living.
His mother, Margaret Ann Douglas, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Janet Douglas; their sons, Robert and Davidson; and his father, Edgar Murphy Douglas, also of Bay City.
In lieu of the usual remembrances, contributions may be made in Glenn Douglas's honor to Chapel wood United Methodist Church at 11140 Greenbay, Houston, TX 77024, or to First United Methodist Church of Bay City at 2304 Avenue H, Bay City, TX 77414.