Doug Worful, Sr.

Doug Worful in 2011
(7/18/1947- 4/18/2013)
Doug Worful, Sr. died on 4/18/13, in Atlanta.  Doug was a sales representative with Xerox during the 1970's, selling copy machines and fax machines.  After Xerox he owned several. "I cant believe its Yogurt" franchise in Lexington and Louisville. After the Yogurt business, Doug founded "Onsite Dental Services" to care for patients residing in senior living communities.  As you may recall, Doug's son, Doug Jr, is a successful dentist in and around Atlanta.  Doug was in a really bad mountain cycling accident in December of 2009, causing a spinal cord injury, which left him a paraplegic.

Avid kayaker, runner and mountain biker Doug Worful, Sr. passed away at his home on the evening of 4/18/13. Pancreatic cancer is reported as the official cause of death. Doug was a man who embraced life with a passion. Even after the mountain bike accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down in 2009 he continued to boat. With a specially set up Shredder (paddle-boat), he paddled the Nantahala several times with his friends. 

Doug had just bought a "mountain bike-board" he could do trails with just using his arms. Unfortunately he passed away before he could use it. He was passionate at everything he did.

Click Here to see Doug on his first boating trip after his paralyzing accident.   

Douglas Douglas Eugene Worful, Sr. 7/18/1947- 4/18/2013 Douglas Eugene Worful, Sr. of Roswell, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his home on 4/18/13. He was a loving father, grandfather, and dear friend to many. Doug thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and truly lived life to the fullest. Douglas Eugene Worful, Sr. was born in Louisville, KY to Helen (Shade) and Ernest Worful. He spent his childhood training and showing Tennessee Walking Horses and was a student at Kentucky Country Day. He attended Sewanee University and the University of Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. During his college years, he enjoyed riding bulls and training hunting dogs. After graduation, Doug lived in both Martinsville, IN and Louisville, KY before residing in Lexington, KY for the next 25 years. He was an avid marathon runner and developed a love for swimming as well. When he moved to Atlanta in 2000, Doug found a new way to enjoy the water: kayaking. He made many cherished friends on the rivers of north Georgia. During this time, he established Onsite Dental Services to care for patients residing in senior living communities. Doug suffered a spinal cord injury while mountain biking in December 2009, but was determined not to let his new way of life slow him down. He became an active volunteer at the Shepherd Center, which gave him tremendous strength and purpose. He hoped to give back to others all that had been given to him. Doug was also a member of Stonecreek Church in Milton, Georgia. He joyfully served on the host team and greeted everyone with a smile. Douglas Eugene Worful, Sr. is survived by his children, Douglas Worful, Jr (Jennifer) of Alpharetta, GA and Mona Davidson (Mike) of Bedford, MA; his brother, Stephen Worful (Anne Sheadel) of Louisville, KY,. He also was loved by his grandchildren/ beanos: Alaina, Georgia, Reese, and Rhett. A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 18th at Boyd's Gap Overlook by the Ocoee River near Ducktown, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shepherd Center Foundation in his name. The family wishes to express its gratitude to both the Shepherd Center and Agape Hospice for all their care and dedication during his final months. Please express condolences at Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation and Funeral Society in Alpharetta, (678) 735-5500.
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The following suggestion was made by D. Troutman: 
"If you'd like to send a card:
           Dr and Mrs Doug Worful, Jr
           4700 Hampton's Club Drive
           Alpharetta, GA. 30004

I'm sure his family would appreciate thoughts and memories from their Dad's Xerox co-workers". D. Troutman

* From George Hodgson-very sad. I watched the film, looked like he was handling the situation positively. And had a great support group.
* From Jim Woodcock-Sorry about Doug.  Thanks for keeping us current!
* From Diana Troutman- I spoke with Doug Jr. and he said Sr. was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer, a few months ago.  I think he went downhill quickly and as harsh as it is to say, the ending was a mercy.
From Ed Tuggle-I hate to here this! Doug trained me on how to effectively sell Fax machines. Fond memories of him and his ever present Pipe.  
From Jim Kincer-Doug and I  worked as sales representatives in the Lexington Xerox branch, was a good friend and a good salesman.  Doug was always 125% at everything he did! The last time we spoke, after the accident, I was so impressed with his positive attitude and forward thinking!  We have lost a wonderful person!

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