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Douglas Jay Werdebaugh

August 10, 1959 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Douglas Jay Werdebaugh 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family in his beautiful home in Myrtle Beach. He courageously fought a long battle with cancer and on Saturday, September 16th, 2023, he surrendered that fight. He was born on August 10th, 1959 in Miami, Florida to the late Eugene Werdebaugh and Joann Crout. 

Doug proudly served our country in the United States Air Force for 21 years as a Master Sergeant. Following his honorable discharge and return home, Doug went to work as a Vice President of Operations for Carey Limousine service. He was featured in Worth Avenue Magazine of Palm Beach. While living in sunny south Florida with his beautiful wife, Doug remodeled several homes and cars. He enjoyed  his Fat Boy Harley rides and swims in his pool.  Upon Dougs relocation to Myrtle Beach where he was first enlisted as a drill instructor in 1980, he was able to enjoy the beach and his golf cart. Dougs dedicated wife and family remember him as a warrior for the way he fought his cancer for years Above all else, Doug loved his family with his whole heart. He will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish Dougs memory are his adoring wife, Diana Werdebaugh; his children, Austyn, Lauryn, Ashton, Whitley, Johnny and Sophia. 9 beautiful grandchildren, his best friends Rock and Carey and many other supportive friends and neighbors.

A celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Tuesday September 19, 2023 at 3 pm at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, with full military offerings- including a 21 gun salute, flag folding and taps, will immediately follow the service as Douglas served this country for 21 years. He loved the quote … “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” 

The family will gather to greet friends at Burroughs Funeral Home, around 2:30. 

Although devastated and heartbroken Doug’s family is grateful he is no longer in pain and fighting. “ We believe he lives on in every sunset, every rainstorm, every flower, every wave, every mountain and deep within all of their souls. “Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow." "If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again." "We've shared our lives these many years. You've held my hand; you've held my heart.

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Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet (843-651-1440) is honored to assist the family.

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Celebration of Life
September 19, 2023

3:00 PM
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3558 Old Kings Hwy.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576


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