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Douglas Richard Mellichamp, Sr.

Douglas Richard Mellichamp, Sr.
  • June 7, 1943 - June 1, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“So thankful that we had him in our life.Gwen ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Royster Taylor - Vinton, VA

“Douglas Mellichamp was a great man, he and Susan were my neighbors while growing up in MP. Doug and I shared a long-lasting fraternity at Etiwan...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Owens - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I had the great luck of working with Doug at PPL for 26 years....Looked forward to Thursdays when Doug would come in and we shared many friends and...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Dano McKelvey - Work

“Susan and Family, Joe and I were so saddened to hear about Doug's passing - he was a true Southern Gentleman and always had a smile and kind greeting...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy and Joe Bustos - SC

“Susan and Family, Joe and I were so saddened to hear about Doug's passing - he was a true Southern Gentleman and always had a smile and kind greeting...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy and Joe Bustos - SC

“Susan, so very sorry to hear about the passing of Doug. So very sorry for your loss and your familys loss. He was a great man. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Kim Morse - N. Charleston, SC

“Rest in peace Mr. Mellichamp, it was an honor to meet and speak with you. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Patrick Doyle - North Charleston, SC

“To my Friend Tim, You and your Family are in our Thoughts and Prayers. from the East Cooper Faith Network/Fix IT! ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Anthony Major - Mount Pleasant, SC

“So very sorry for your loss. Such a nice person. I will miss his smile. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Jane Arrington (Publix)

“Susan I was saddened to hear of Doug's passing he has been a rock to all who knew him and a very kind mind. I hope you find comfort in your faith....Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Page Page - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“We are very saddened to learn of Doug's passing. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days to come. ...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Valerie & Joe Romanelli

“Doug, My Old Friend from Murray. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. We had so much fun together in High School and after graduation we lost contact...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Billy Christopher - Middleburg, FL

“Susan our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Doug always lit a room up when he entered. His smile and caring for others will be missed. I...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Rick and Jean Graham McClary

“I am so sad to hear of Mr. Doug's passing. He was a wonderful man. He loved to tickle us when we were little kids, always helping fix anything around...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Hammill - Friend

“Susan I´m so sad to hear this. He was always so welcoming to me when Nancy asked me to be a part of your family gatherings. You both made me feel...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Langley - Friend

“Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Doug´s sense of humor and sincere caring for others will be greatly missed. He lived a life of faith and a good...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Gill & Judy McLaurin - Friend

“So saddened by the news of Dougs passing, he always helped my mother with anything she needed to have fixed on Lonnie Circle.Such a kind man will be...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Wezi Manos - Mt pleasant, SC


Douglas Richard Mellichamp, 77, of Mount Pleasant, husband of Susan Ilderton Mellichamp, entered eternal rest Tuesday, June 1, 2021. A memorial service will be held on June 4, 2021 at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am. The family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed at www.mppc.net. An interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Douglas was born June 7, 1943 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Henry L. Mellichamp, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Deer Mellichamp.

He was a graduate of Murray Vocational High School in 1962. He graduated with a four-year apprenticeship at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He served as medic in the SC Army National Guard from February 1964 - March 1970 (Sargent E-5) headquartered in Mount Pleasant, SC. He worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard from June 1963 until June 1981. He transferred to SUP SHIPS (Supervisor Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair) from June 1981 - June 1994. He was Life Member of Etiwan Masonic Lodge #95 A.F.M. and served as Worshipful Master in 1975 and served as Secretary for many years. After retirement, Douglas applied his adept repair skills in helping neighbors and fellow church members by providing quality and trustworthy service. His role as a "handyman" was not focused on fees, but was always about being there to help someone else. He also worked weekly as a starter ranger at the Patriots Point Golf Course from 1994 until 2020.

Douglas was an active member at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church and served as Deacon and Elder. For many years, you would find him in the toddler room comforting the little ones waiting for their parents. He faithfully served on the "Pacesetters" board for many years providing handmade name tags for everyone at the monthly dinners. He served on the Building and Grounds Committee using his handyman talent wherever needed. He was a volunteer for the Hope House and a faithful usher, always ready and willing to serve.

He is survived by his loving sons, Douglas R. Mellichamp, Jr. (Michaela Higinbotham Mellichamp) of Valencia, Spain and Timothy Allen Mellichamp (Tressy Magwood Mellichamp) of Mount Pleasant, SC; beloved grandchildren, Jacob, Savannah and Catherine Mellichamp of Mount Pleasant, SC; brothers, Henry Laurens "Larry" Mellichamp (Paula) of McClellanville, SC and Dallas Derald Mellichamp (Kathy) of Loganville, GA; and sister-in-law, Alice Mellichamp. He was predeceased by his brother, Francis Allen Mellichamp. Survived and loved by his brothers and sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 earmarked Endowment Fund.