Bro. Philip Jerome Dougan, 81, of McMinnville died Saturday, April 5, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.
He was born May 3, 1932, in Butler, Pa., was a Southern Baptist minister, and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Ordained in 1962, he gave up his job as a salesperson and on faith he began pastoring at his first church. He was a man of generosity and had the privilege and honor to pastor many churches throughout his life. Beloved by people wherever he went, he considered his church family an extension of his own family. Bro. Dougan was preceded in death by parents Richard Francis and Margaret Scowden Dougan, and brother David Dougan.
Survivors include his wife Norene Chavers Dougan, children David Dougan of Nashville, Barbara Fairbanks (Anthony Greenway) of Cookeville, and William Dougan (Tressa Street) of McMinnville; grandchildren Kelli Adams, Angel Schonter, Tosha Dougan, Philip Fairbanks, Shawna Dougan, Roberta Thacker, Katie Saltonstall, Sarah Hunter, Patrick Addison Dougan, and Levi Fairbanks; and brothers Richard Dougan and Roger Dougan.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Kevin Burden will officiate. Interment will follow at Gath Cemetery. The Dougan family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Boy’s Town, Pacific Garden Mission, or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 9, 2014