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Obituary - Douglas Monroe Wylie Sr.



Douglas Monroe Wylie Sr., passed away with family by his side October 2, 2016. He will always be remembered for his loving and generous spirit. He was born in Knoxville, graduated from Old Knoxville High School, and attended the University of Tennessee where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. After attending college, his businesses included Wylie Garage Door Company and Douglas Wylie Construction and Realty Company. Throughout his life, Doug was a devoted member of Bearden United Methodist Church and the West Knoxville Kiwanis Club. One of his biggest joys was showing Hackney ponies and American Saddlebred horses. In 2007, he and his pony, Babylon, were fifth at the World's Championship Horse Show; a real highlight in his life. His other real joys included going to automobile shows with his son, Doug, and spending time on the lake. Doug was a devoted, loving husband and father who loved and cared deeply for his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Dewey Wylie. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Peggy; his son, Douglas M. Wylie, Jr.; and his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Bill Waller.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 7, 2016, at Bearden United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Sluder and the Rev. Sherry Boles officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, and at Bearden United Methodist Church Reception Hall, Friday, following the Cemetery Committal service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to either Bearden United Methodist Church, 4407 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919, or to Knox Area Rescue Ministries, P.O. Box 3310, Knoxville, TN 37927-9900. Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

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