2005-01-07 / Society

Douglas Clayton Montgomery

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  • COLUMBIA Services for Douglas Clayton Montgomery Jr., 87, were held Thursday, December 30, at 11 am at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Rev. Roy Arnold and Rev. W. L. Collins officiated. The pallbearers were Allen Wise, Robert Wise, Bruce Pope, Steve Junis, Bourne Joye, and Rusty DePass. Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Lanham Sunday School Class and members of Columbia Civitan Club, James Wise, James Poole, and Hugh Zion. Memorials may be made to Meals On Wheels, 2817 Millwood Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29205 or to Carolina Children’s Home, 3201 Trenholm Rd., Columbia, S.C. 29204. Visitation was Wednesday 5–7 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

    Mr. Montgomery died Monday, December 27, 2004. Born in East Arlington, Vermont, on April 13, 1917, he was the son of the late Douglas C. Montgomery Sr. and Winifred Grout Montgomery. A 1939 graduate of The University of Illinois, he worked for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. where he helped to develop the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Later he worked at General Electric producing an atomic reactor that powered the submarine Seawolf . In 1956 he moved to Columbia and became a personnel consultant with Douglas Montgomery Consultants and Sloan, Montgomery, Gregory, and Hall where he worked until his retirement in 1992.

    Mr. Montgomery was active at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church since 1956 serving as a deacon and chairman of Personnel and Finance Committees. He was also active with the Five Points Civitan Club serving as president, district lt. governor, and district fruit cake chairman. In later years, he served as the treasurer of the Ivory Club of the Richland County Republican Party, and as a volunteer with Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center and Meals on Wheels.

    Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Frances Hall Montgomery; daughters and sons–in–law, Edie Montgomery Barrett and Bill of Winston– Salem, NC and Mary Montgomery Elliott and Scott of Columbia; grandchildren: Matthew Montgomery Barrett and Katharine Alyssa Barrett of Winston– Salem, NC; John Douglas Elliott, Frances Anne Elliott, and William Price Elliott of Columbia; sister and brother–in–law, Dorcas and John Noe of Charleston; brothers–in–law, Reece Hall and his wife, Kay, of Columbia and James hall and his wife, Jane, of Mobile, Ala. and nieces and nephews.

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