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Winfield Edison Douglas

December 10, 1939 — January 7, 2024


Winfield E. Douglas, 84, of Amherst, VA also known as "King Douglas", "Winnie" passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024. He was the son of the late James Brown and Audrey Douglas Sales. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Barry Leo Douglas Sr.; three brothers, Robert "Buddy" Douglas, George Sales, and Andrew Sales; three sisters, Willie Mae Sales, Nanette Christian, and Irene Tate; one uncle, James Douglas; and one aunt, Geraldine Morris.


He was a lifelong member of St. Mark Baptist Church in Amherst, VA. Winfield acknowledged, believed, and confessed with his mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord.


Winfield worked at Dinner Bell Meat Products as a butcher. He worked at Central VA Training Center in the laundry room. He also worked at Bekin & Young Moving and Storage until his retirement. Winfield served his country with passion and was a Veteran after his service in the United States Army.


Winfield was always outspoken and would speak his mind quickly and when he stated something whether you liked it or not, hurt feelings etc., he was going to get his point across and tell you exactly how he felt. He was certainly known as a woman's man, he simply loved the ladies. He was a huge wrestling fan, watching it faithfully and hated to see any interference in the matches that was lined up for the night. He would state quick" Stop all that talking and get the fighting".


Winfield leaves to cherish his memories his son, Larry Douglas of Lowesville; step-daughter Desiree Toliver of Charlottesville; grand-daughter Latoya Douglas-Henson of Newport News; a devoted grandson, Rev. Barry L. Douglas Jr. (Shamika) of Roseland; and five great-grandchildren, Ta'Nya Henson, Gary "Lil G" Henson, Talasia Henson, Josiah Douglas, Jayla Douglas and he was expecting a new great-grandson in April of this year; two sisters, Eleanor Jean Edlow of Petersburg and Inez Sales of Lynchburg; one aunt, Odell Smith of Amherst; devoted nieces, Christie Sales Gmach (Jordan) of Lynchburg and Holly Sales of North Carolina; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.


A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg with Pastor Troy Anderson officiating and Rev. Dr. M.D. Mays, eulogist. His remains will lie in repose at the Tharp Funeral Home one hour prior to the service for viewing. The cortege will assemble at the Funeral home.


All acts of kindness and gifts of love can be sent to 5156 Patrick Henry Highway Roseland Va. 22967.


In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the funeral expenses: Click Here to Donate


A very special thanks to UVA Hospice, The Laurels of Charlottesville, and Martha Jefferson Hospital doctors, nurses, and staff for the love and care shown during the time of need.


Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.  
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Saturday, January 20, 2024

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Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory-Lynchburg

220 Breezewood Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502

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