He was born in Charleston on August 21, 1948, to the late Earnest and Mildred Duke Douglas.
Earnest is survived by his sons, Michael (Jennifer) Douglas of Ganado, Texas, and Jason Douglas of Hattiesburg; sisters, Dorothy Wallace of Hamilton and Lila Elliott of Amory; three grandchildren, Michael Douglas, Jordan Tate and Samantha Douglas.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, David Lee Douglas.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Bethel Baptist Church in Charleston. Military burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery.
Grace Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.