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Douglas Gidney

Passed 03/07/2023

Obituary For Douglas Gidney

Mr. Douglas Wilson Gidney was born on December 23, 1945 in Cleveland County, NC and departed this earth peacefully on March 7, 2023 at Accordius Heath-Rutherford in Forest City, NC. He was the son of the late Lee Gidny and and late Flora Rubin Gidney.

After graduating from high school, Doug enlisted into the service. He was a Navy Seal veteran serving in the Vietnam War before being honorably discharged. After his stint in the service, he came home and was employed with PPG for seven years before changing his career. He became a professional truck diriver for over 35 years before retiring in 2009. Doug loved sports, car racing, basketball, football especially watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, his favorite team.

Doug married the love of his life and his high school sweetheart, Lizzie Mintz Gidney on June 21, 1967 and from this union two daughters were born. Doug loved the Lord and loved discussing the bible and what God would do. He had a very comical side with a great sense of humor. He loved telling jokes which brought laughter to people and was the life of any party.

In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Tara D. Gidney; brother, James Gidney (Cynthia); sisters, Geraldine Gidney, Mary Finney, Louise Gains (Dick), Ruth Shade (Otis) and Mary Johnson (Johnny).

Left to cherish fond memories are his wife, Lizzie M. Gidney; daughter, Sondra Michelle Gidney; son, Timothy Davenport; beloved sister, Harriett Gidney; nephew raised as a brother, Gregory Gidney (Maureen); Goddaughter, Alexis Briscoe; grandson raised in the home, Anthony Gidney; 6 additional grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Raymond Mintz (Dot) and Johnny Adams (Carol); sisters-in-law, Frances Strong (Rodney), Caroline McCluney (Larry), Magra Lee (James), Claressia Wray, Gunita Parker and Brenda Degree. He was a favorite uncle to many nieces and favorites and other family and friends will truly miss him.

Doug’s quote to “Lizzie we started all this: 1 son; 2 daughters; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Lizzie’s quote “Doug your good memories will always live on in our hearts”.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Palmer Grove Baptist Church. The service will be livestreamed starting at 10:45 on Enloe Mortuary’s Facebook Page. Burial will take place at church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until 11:00 AM and at other times at the home.

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