William L. Douglas was born July 9, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. His loving wife Irene, of 55 years, precedes him in death. William served in the Army/Air Force in Korea. He worked 40 years as a metal lather ironworker. He and his wife resided in East Meadow, New York for 50 years before relocating to Tucson, Arizona in 2005. William is survived by his children William K. (Geraldine), Lawrence (Maureen), Michael (Darlene), Patricia McErlean, Christina (Freddy) Lamar; brother Joseph, Jean, Vivian and Richard; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by 3 children Kenneth, Robert and Leslie White and brother Leslie (Dooley). William was an avid golfer and reader but the true joy in his life was his large family.