Nathan "Bill" Douglas

Born in Goodlettsville, Tennessee on June 20, 1931

Departed on May 8, 2016 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Nathan Douglas, Sr., “Dollar Bill”, age 84 of Nashville, passed away at his home on May 8, 2016.

He was born on June 20, 1931 to the late Will and Emma Burns Douglas in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. He was the only boy to his parents’ four children.

Bill as a man of many hats and many names, some knew him as Bill, other knew him as “Car Man” but most knew him as Dollar Bill. He got the name Dollar Bill because of how hard he worked for his family; he was always looking for jobs to help support his family and others when the need arose. He started out working for Hard Castle Motors then went to work for Natuline Boat Company, after that he started work for Peterbilt until his retirement in 1995 after 25 years.

Bill had a passion for many things during his life. He loved football and would follow TSU most of the time, going to the park and listening to Jazz Music. However his love for His God was the most important. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years, Barbara Jean Douglas; sisters, Sadie Bell Cartwright, Johnetta Harris and Lucille Douglas, and beloved son Ricky Odom.

He is survived by his children, Nathan (Frances) Douglas, Jr., William (Patricia) Lovett, Jonathan (Sheila) Douglas, Denise Sadler, Rita Douglas and Regina Douglas; 11 grandchildren, 21 Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 14th at the Bakers Chapel CME Church 206 New Brick Church Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072 at 12 Noon; burial will follow at Crestview Cemetery in Gallatin. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 13th from 4-8pm at Cole & Garrett in Goodlettsville, then again on Saturday from 11 until the time of service at the church. Cole & Garrett 615-859-5231


9 Comments to Mr. Nathan "Bill" Douglas

  1. Cassandra pointer richardson
    May 11, 2016 6:20 pm

    Enjoyed talking to mr.bill a wise man, you could always learn something that u didn’t know. GREATLY MISSED RIP

  2. Freddie Odell Hardcastle
    May 13, 2016 7:39 am

    … We had so many , many laughs and good times ‘back in the day’ . “Bill Douglas” worked for my Uncle Dock Hardcastle at Hardcastle Motor Company . During my youth I worked (hung out) at my Uncle’s car dealership and Bill and I had so much fun . He called me “Dozier” for some reason , and I know he has gone on to Heaven and will have all the Angels laughing with his smile and laugh . Thank you Bill for the good times , and may God Bless your Family , and give them strength and guidance to do the right things and make the right decisions . Rest In Heavenly Peace my friend .

  3. felesha Andrews
    May 13, 2016 2:24 pm

    My prayers go out to you at this time of need missed but never forgotten

  4. felesha Andrews
    May 13, 2016 2:25 pm

    My prayers ate with you and your family

  5. felesha Andrews
    May 13, 2016 2:28 pm

    My prayers are with you at this time of need love you fly high dollar

  6. felesha Andrews
    May 13, 2016 2:31 pm

    My prayers are with you at this need I love you missed but never forget

  7. Steve Taylor
    May 14, 2016 1:00 pm

    Nathan jr., I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I just now seen the obituaries, so didn’t have enough time to get there before the funeral. My thought are with you. My #615-498-1660.

  8. Joyce Turner-Carter
    May 14, 2016 3:17 pm

    I am sadden to hear of your dad’ passing, I am just now learning of it. My heart hurts. All my love, call me, I am here.

    May 15, 2016 10:16 pm

    Gina and family, so sorry for your loss .Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish your precious memories, they will forever be with you.

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