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William Douglas "Doug" Haygood

March 15, 1931 — November 12, 2022

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William Douglas "Doug" Haygood

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The lifelong journey of William Douglas Haygood began on March 15, 1931, Kernes, Texas to B.L. Haygood and Irene Adams Haygood.

Doug was baptized at the Baptist Church in Tatum, Texas at an early age. He gave his life to the Lord, said if it wasn’t for the lord protecting him, he never would have made it out of the Korean War.

He served in the Korean War in 1950-1951, it was Thanksgiving 1950 at North Korea’s Chosin Reservoir Campaign, (Known as the Chosin Few) with his unit being in the combat battle. They suffered temperatures 30 to 50 degrees below zero with a wind chill factor of 100 degrees below zero, creating severe frostbite in the military. He was awarded four bronze medals and four silver star medals for his bravery. He never talked about the war until later in his life.

He attended Tatum High School and graduated from Adamson High School in Oak Cliff, Texas. Attending Oklahoma University 1953 Army-Radar Tech., Electrical Engineer, Stephen F. Austin, Survey, Kilgore College, Real Estate, Tyler Jr. College, and Spanish Course.

W.D. Haygood passed away peacefully at Hospice of East Texas on November 12, 2022.

W.D. Haygood was preceded in death by his father B.L. Haygood and his mother Irene Adams Haygood; Brothers, Bruce Haygood, and Wayne Haygood. 

Doug became a Real Estate Broker, land developer in 1956, after many attempts of other businesses, loved the land so much he dedicated his life in beautifying the Lord’s land. He developed numerous subdivisions on Toledo Bend, Hemphill, Texas, and a marina, with 132 campsites surrounding by waterfront. He retired in 1975, and in August of 1977 moved to Yantis, Texas, there he started his developments again, having twelve subdivisions and numerous properties purchased and sold.

He was married to his loving wife of fifty-four years, Glenda Haygood, they worked closely together in all the developments that assisted in the growth of Toledo Bend Reservoir, Hemphill, Texas and Lake Fork Reservoir, Yantis, Texas. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, gardening, entertaining friends, and cooking for them.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Croft Haygood, Hawkins, Texas; Daughters, Zelta O’Grady, Ft. Worth, Texas, Brenda Antonsen, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Lynne Haygood, Longview, Texas; His Grandchildren, Ben Davis, Alex Halstrom, Richard Halstrom, Dana Parker; Nephews, Gary Haygood, Galin Haygood, and Tadd Haygood; Sister-n-law, Janice Maudin; Nieces and Nephews by marriage; he is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service for William Haygood will be held on Friday, November 18th, at 1:00 PM at the Lowe-Gardner Funeral Home in Quitman with Galin Haygood officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service beginning at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Haygood will be laid to rest with Military Honors at the Lake Fork Cemetery in Alba, Texas.

Serving as honorary pallbearer is Joe C. Parris, Jr. . Serving as pallbearers are Rodney Siegler, Tadd Haygood, Ben Davis, Terry Roach, Mike Boren, and Errol DeRouen.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Boulevard, Tyler, Texas, 75701.

 

 

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Friday, November 18, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 18, 2022

1:00 - 1:45pm (Central time)

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1102 E. Goode St., Quitman, TX 75783

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Friday, November 18, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Lake Fork Memorial Cemetery

Boggs C R, TX 75410

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