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Monday, September 25, 2023
11:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)
Monday, September 25, 2023
Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)
Charles Douglas “Doug” Robinson, 80, passed away September 16th peacefully in his sleep at home. Visitation will be Monday, September 25th from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 p.m.
Doug’s son, Brian, will deliver remarks on behalf of the family. Eulogies will be given by Calvary Baptist Superintendent Chad McDowell, Fox Television Sports’ Tim Brando and Doug’s niece, Larissa Stout, will follow. Music will be provided by Rocky Maddox.
Born in Haynesville, Louisiana Doug was the son of the late Mackadoo and Fay Robinson. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Kay Robinson; sons Scott and Brian (Adam Larson) Robinson; grandchildren Marlowe and Roman Larson-Robinson; sisters Lenda Guyton and Janet (Robert) Moe; sister-in-law Carol (Pesky) Hill; nieces and nephews Larissa (Will) Stout, Ashley Hill, Lorrie (David) Ziegler and Daniel (Liz) Guyton.
Honorary pallbearers are Nathan Barrow, Tim Brando, Mitch Fant, Michael Labban, Glenn Mancuso, Chad McDowell, Skipper Morgan, Dr. Larry Phillips, Larry Rambin, Alden Reeves, Charles Walker and Dr. Mike Walker.
Doug’s passion for life was only surpassed by the love for his family. He treasured the time spent with Marlowe and Roman. Whenever they visited, he exhausted all waking hours entertaining them and showing them off to everyone.
Doug and Kay loved to travel with family and friends. Those trips included Hawaii, England, France, Germany and Mexico, along with several cruises in the Caribbean. They especially cherished the snow skiing trips to Colorado with their boys. In more recent years, they valued seeing their sons and grandchildren with many trips to Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Orlando.
Doug was a coach, athletic director, and school administrator in the Shreveport area. His 1970 Fair Park baseball team won the Louisiana State Baseball Championship. He started his coaching career in Bunkie, before moving to Broadmoor Middle School. He then entered high school, coaching baseball at Fair Park, where he was also an assistant football coach. Later, he was an assistant at Southfield, graduate assistant at Northwestern State and head football coach at Woodlawn and Southwood. Then he went on to Captain Shreve as an assistant football coach where he got to coach his son, Scott.
Moving to college, Doug started the baseball program at LSUS. He later became athletic director and coached women's tennis. He was recently inducted into the LSUS Athletic Hall of Fame.
Doug played baseball and football at Fair Park where he graduated in 1961. He earned a football scholarship to Southern State (AR), now Southern Arkansas University. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern State.
You only had to meet Doug once to see his love for people and family, which included his players and coaching friends. In all sports, it was his competitive spirit and drive that made him and his teams the ultimate winners.
To know him is to love him. Doug will be missed by all.
If you would like to make a donation celebrating Doug's life, please donate to LSUS Athletics Foundation.
We would like to thank Dr. Richard Haynie, Dr. David Hamm and Dr. Paul “Corky” Davis, along with the nurses of Elara Caring who have championed Doug's care with thoughtfulness and kindness.