Douglas Maurice Whiteside of Cuba, Missouri was born Wednesday, July 28, 1937 at Teague, Texas to the union of William and Vida (Nee: Lancaster) Whiteside. He left from this life on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis at the age of 81 years. He was united in marriage to Beatrice S. Sappington on Friday, June 28, 1957 at Irving, Texas and to this union four children were born; Tanya, Sherlyn, Regina and Chann. Doug retired from Brown Group, after forty-three years of dedicated service, working in the Retail Management Department for the company. "It was a very rewarding experience to meet and work with so many wonderful and talented peopleâ¦It was fun to go to work every dayâ¦It was always a challenge". In his younger years he enjoyed coaching youth sports; basketball, softball and baseball. He was an avid sports fan, especially for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M. He enjoyed being outdoors, working on the yard, taking care of the flower gardens and fishing. He spent hours reading and whistling to country and gospel music. He was up to date on politics, very patriotic and he never met a stranger. Doug was proud of his Texas heritage and he would go to his High School Reunion every year. He would travel, just to watch his grandchildren play sports, because family was most important to him. He was a member of the Cuba Masonic Lodge #312 A.F. & A.M. and the Cuba Eastern Star Chapter #398. At the age of sixteen Doug became a Christian and for the last few years they have attended Trinity Chapel Presbyterian Church, Cuba. Doug was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle, cousin, brother-in-law and friend of everyone. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Vida Whiteside, brother; Glenn Whiteside, brother-in-law Kenneth Guest and other family and friends. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife of sixty one years Bea Whiteside of the home, four children; Tanya J. Whiteside of Cuba, Sherlyn J. Whiteside of Chesterfield, Regina and husband Thomas Martin of Chesterfield, Chann and wife Tracy Whiteside of O'Fallon, Missouri, ten amazing grandchildren; Troy and wife Mandy Wyatt of Cuba, Teah and husband Kevin Griffin of St. Louis, Coby and wife Leanne Feltner of New Port News, Virginia, Shawn and husband Jeffrey Young of Ballwin, Toree and husband Zac Williams of Lansing, Michigan, Loren and husband Rick Goudreau of New York City, New York, Jacob T. Martin of New York City, New York, Carson W. Whiteside of O'Fallon, Mason M. Whiteside of O'Fallon and Nolan C. Whiteside of O'Fallon, four treasured great grandchildren; Riley Wyatt, Bailey Wyatt, Reese Griffin and Presley Young, one sister Joyce Guest of Houston, Texas, two brothers Fred Whiteside of Fairfield, Texas and Randy Whiteside of Fairfield, Texas, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba, with a 7:00 p.m. Masonic Service. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Trinity Chapel, Hwy 19 & Hwy C, Cuba with Pastor Jeff Snell officiating. Special music will be "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "When I Get Where I'm Going", "Beyond the Sunset" and "You Raise Me Up". Interment and prayers will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cuba. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Florida 33607 and/or the local Mason and Eastern Star Scholarship Fund in Doug's memory. The Mizell Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Whiteside family.
Friday, March 29th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 11:00am, Trinity Chapel Presbyterian Church
Oak Hill Cemetery