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Douglas (Doug) Wayne Wilson of Columbia, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 1, 1966 and passed away surrounded by his wife, two daughters and friends peacefully on November 22, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Doug was hospitalized on October 9, 2020 and bravely fought COVID-19 complications after 45 days. Doug worked for the Kroger Company for over 20 years in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, co-owned Village Books bookstore with Becky Asher (deceased) for 15 years in Columbia and was employed with the State of Missouri, Department of Corrections for four years in Jefferson City. He passionately volunteered for the non-profit Central Missouri Renaissance Festival for over five years. In all of these capacities throughout the years, he has touched, mentored and inspired many people.
He was preceded in death by his father, William James Wilson. He is survived by the following: mother, Sue Wilson; wife of 28 years, Shannon Wilson; two daughters and six grandchildren Candice (Wilson) & Aaron Hubbard with Madeline and William of Jefferson City, Missouri ; Bailee (Wilson) & Robert Young with Samuel, Anna, Brenden and Autumn of Columbia, Missouri; one brother Derek & Donna Wilson with Noah, Benjamin, Hannah, Luke and Jaxan of Tuscon, Arizona; uncle and aunt Roylee & Carol Wilson of Marshall, Missouri; and one cousin David Keckler of Jefferson City, Missouri and many friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony honoring Doug’s life by sharing our memories of him on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 2-6 pm at the Sturgeon Youth Center & Shelter at 403 W. McDowell Street, Sturgeon, Missouri 65284 (next door). Due to COVID-19 precautions, masks will be mandatory. This will be a semi-outside event, please dress casually and appropriate for weather. Also, for a limited time there will be a Zoom opportunity for all who cannot attend in person. More details about the Celebration of Life ceremony can be found on social media (https://fb.me/e/85VQg14lP) or by contacting Shannon Wilson by email at email@example.com.
In lieu of flowers, please help support the following non-profit entities that Doug was thankful for and passionate about:
American Red Cross of Columbia: 1511 S Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203 or for other ways to donate https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/
Central Missouri Renaissance Festival: PO Box 355, Holts Summit, MO 65043 or by PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/centralmorenfest?locale.x=en_US