Daniel “Danny” Eugene Douthitt, 74 years old and a long-time resident of Baker, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, was called to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 14, 2018 surrounded by his family. He entered this world on June 2, 1943 in Bloomington, IN., born to Auggie and Zelma Douthitt. Dan worked for the University of Illinois for many years before moving to Baker to serve as the operations manager at the Centroplex. He later accepted a position with Baton Rouge Public Works Department. He later retired from the Baton Rouge Public Works Department after 20 years of service. Dan was loved dearly by all who knew him and he will be deeply missed.
Dan is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Dixie Lee Douthitt; son, Kevin Eugene Douthitt; daughters, Kim Douthitt Boyers and husband Kenny; Tracie Jean Davis and husband Joey; and grandchildren, Cody Davis, Anissa Boyers and Kyra Boyers.
Dan is preceded in death by his; parents, August and Zelma Lucille Douthitt; sister, Marna Douthitt
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, La., Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. officiated by Reverend Philip Guay. The graveside service and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker, La.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Dante’s Hope, 14427 Brown Road, Baker, LA 70714. Dante's Hope is committed to promoting the welfare of animals through rescue, medical treatment, and public education.
The online guestbook may be signed by visiting www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
Sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I have known Danny for many years. We grew up across the street from one another. We had many good ball games the back yard. I lost track of Dan until we found each other on Facebook. I had not seen Danny since our High School days. That's been a while. I know it's a tough time for the family. You are in our prayers. God Bless and keep you.
Bob BuntenBon Aqua, TN
I had the privilege of living in Hindsboro, IL and growing up with and knowing Danny for many years. We had some fun times as kids growing up Hindsboro. Although Danny was 3 years younger than I we still had some good times playing. I have not seen Danny since I graduated from High School. We found each other on Facebook and that was a rewarding time for me. I remember Danny and cherish the times we had. God Bless the family in these difficult times. I'm sure Danny is very happy visiting with our Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless and keep each family member.
Bob BuntenBon Aqua, TN
Dixie, We are sorry for your loss. Gene grew up with Danny in Hindsboro, IL. After your move to LA, we lost touch with him. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Gene & Shirley PiersonMattoon, IL
I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that your friends and loved ones are there for you during this difficult time. (Proverbs 17:17). For additional comfort please throw you anxieties on God because he care for you. (1 Peter 5:7) May your memories bring you a smile in the days ahead.
AnnieBNew Castle, DE