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John Monroe Douglas, a retired Charlotte internist, died April 14, 2006.

In 1939, he received his medical degree from Duke University Medical School. He received further medical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He earned a master’s of science in medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1949.

During World War II, Dr. Douglas served as a captain in the U.S. Army and spent four years in the Pacific Theatre.

In 1949, Dr. Douglas established an internal medicine practice with a speciality in cardiology in Charlotte, which he maintained until his retirement in 1987. He served as chair of the Department of Medicine and chief of staff at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, chair of the Department of Medicine at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, and associate clinical professor of medicine for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. He was also a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and served a term as president of the Mecklenburg County Heart Association.

He was an active Methodist layman at First United Methodist Church of Charlotte and Providence United Methodist Church of Charlotte and served on the administrative board of Providence Methodist. He also was a life member of the board of directors of the Methodist Home in Charlotte.

In 1951, he married Marjorie Lutz Douglas of Shelby, who died in 2002. The couple had three sons: Dr. John M. Douglas, Jr. ’74 of Atlanta, Ga. (wife, Dr. Jan J. Douglas); James O. Douglas, of Nashville, Tenn. (wife, Lou C. Douglas); and Davison M. Douglas of Williamsburg, Va. (wife, Kathryn R. Urbonya). In 2004, Dr. Douglas married Eleanor Hayes Barnhardt of Charlotte.

He was survived by his wife, Eleanor Barnhardt Douglas, 8919 Park Rd. Apt. 38, Charlotte, N.C. 28210, his three sons, six grandchildren (Dr. Mira Merker ’95 of Denver; Peter Douglas, who currently lives in Namibia; Alice Douglas and Jack Douglas of Atlanta; and Davey Douglas and Grace Douglas of Nashville) and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two stepsons, James H. Barnhardt of Charlotte (wife, Dottie Barnhardt) and Sadler H. Barnhardt of Charlotte (wife, Debbie Barnhardt).

In addition to his parents, Dr. Douglas was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Douglas Link.

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