Douglas DuBois, USAF, MSgt (Ret) 82, of Rockledge, FL passed away April 8, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Melbourne, FL.
Mr. DuBois was born December 19, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA and came to Brevard County in 1966. He was a 26 year veteran of the United States Air Force after having served in Okinawa, Japan and Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa, FL. He ran the Base Print Shop and worked as the Base Commander right-hand man. He wrote the Base Budget and was a Toll Booth Supervisor.
Douglas Dubois is preceded in death by his wife, Doris M. DuBois; Son, Barry D. DuBois; Daughter, Sheila L. DuBois and Dr. Hazel DuBois.
Survivors include Roger C DuBois, Sr., Cynthia E. Santiago, Darcella K. DuBois-Johnson. Surviving grandchildren include Brandon L. Santiago; Orlando C. Santiago; Aaron C. Santiago; Quintin S. Santiago; DelRae DuBois-Smith; Roger C. Dubois, Jr.; Shon McCraney; Asheigh McCraney; Nina Johnson; Jasmine Johnson and Devonte Johnson.
Mr. Dubois is also survived by 2 great grandchildren, Arianna D. Santiago and Rolando T. Santiago.
In the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."
Music was an intricate part of my Dad's life and it seemed to ease all the pain and ugliness of the world. And when he played music it was very, very smooth for all of us too. Smooth as the "Satin Tones", one of his earlier groups. My father, Douglas "Big D" DuBois, was a big part of the music industry. Some might say he was a "musician extraordinaire". He once played for former President, George H. W. Bush. This is a profoundly sad day for our family. Our patriarch was called home by the Lord and he turned and walked away, for his work is done. He's in Heaven now, where there is no pain, only peace and happiness forever. I am taking this time to thank all his family, friends, and anyone who has ever been a part of his musical career. And all the people that have gotten to know Douglas over his lifetime. He was very endearing to us, a great man, father friend and person so full of love, understand, peace and strength.