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Visitation

East Side Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday July 31st, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Service

East Side Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday July 31st, 2021
2:00pm

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Douglas Wayne Astin

Douglas Wayne Astin, 76, of Reidsville, went home to be with the Lord on July 13, 2021.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at East Side Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Davis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00.


Doug was born in Pittsylvania County, VA. to the late Albert Sidney Astin, Jr. and Helen Cassada Astin. He retired as a security guard from Commonwealth. He liked adventure and enjoyed white water rafting, zip lining, hiking, and riding his bicycle. One of his greatest love was spending time in the mountains. He cared for people and showed many acts of kindness such as going to nursing homes and doing karaoke and giving puppet shows. He was instrumental in organizing annual Class of 1963 Whitmell High School reunions attended by his classmates. Doug was involved in many civic activities in Reidsville. His greatest love was his family. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Albert “Pete” Sidney Astin, III and Thomas Edward Astin.


Doug is survived by his sister, Brenda Astin Sumrell (Guy “Skip” Sumrell, III) and best friend of over 45 years, Phillip Price as well as 5 nieces, 6 nephews, and other extended family members.
Wilkerson Funeral Home is serving the Astin family and condolences may be sent to them at www.wilkerson funeral.com.


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A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Astin

Great-Niece Leslie Astin Jul 26 2021 3:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Astin

Sister Brenda Jul 21 2021 7:33 PM

I'm very sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He was such a very out-going person and was a joy to be around. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to the family.

Carol Jones Yeatts Jul 17 2021 11:43 AM

Such a wonderful, loving, caring, and sweet guy, .Doug was. Our street, MERRICK STREET, will never be the same without him being seen in the yard, throwing up his hand, or going in and out of street waving always. We could never have a better neighbor, loved you Doug. Orenda and Ootie.

Orenda Stephens Jul 16 2021 1:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Douglas Astin

Jill Adkins Jul 16 2021 1:19 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He was one of those people you hear referred to as "larger than life". He had a wild sense of humor and will be missed. My sympathies to all.

Robin Sparks Jul 16 2021 8:28 AM