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Funeral services for Clarence Douglas Schultz, 71, of Hanceville, Ala., will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Bro. Tony Tidwell and Bro.Phillip Wigley officiating and interment in Hopewell Cemetery.
Hanceville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Schultz passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, with family and friends at his side.
He was born on March 2, 1940, in Cullman County to Clarence and Anna Ruth Schultz. After graduating from St. Bernard College in Cullman, he married his wife, Sandra Henderson. They moved to Auburn where he received a masterâ€™s degree. After leaving Auburn, they moved to Starkville. Mr. Schultz was associate professor at Mississippi State University. He was a dedicated teacher for many years and impacted the live of numerous students. His students were a blessing and brought him tremendous joy. Their testimony is that Doug was a father figure to many of them. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. While at Mississippi State he enjoyed volunteer work including barbequing chicken for the Poultry Science department and serving as board member for the volunteer fire department.
Doug will forever be remembered for his contagious laughter and ability to bring joy and laughter to all those around him. He loved his family and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He loved spending time with his great nieces and nephews who knew him as â€śPapa Doug.â€ť
While in Starkville, he was a member of Faith Baptist Church for many years. After retirement he and his wife, Sandra moved to Hanceville and became members of Hanceville First Baptist Church. Doug served as a Gideon and enjoyed working and worshipping with his brothers and sisters in Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandra H. Schultz; a brother, Don (Maria) Schultz; a sister, Martha Ann Alldredge; brother-in-law, Phillip (Ginny) Henderson; sister-in-law, Brenda (Jerry) Dew and a host of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Dougâ€™s name to the Hanceville First Baptist Church building fund at 104 Church Ave. NE; Hanceville, AL 35077.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Magnolia Hall at Hanceville Nursing Home and to Hospice of Cullman County, especially for dedication and devotion to his care.