To cool for this party, Ernie Douglas (CB handle - "Dogman") checked out on July 16, 2019 at the young age of 76, but his larger than life persona and trademark practical jokes will not be forgotten. Often times you would see Ernie behind the wheel chasing down the State Patrol. He's blown a few car engines keeping his beloved dog Hooter cool in the AC. Ernie, the life of many parties, afforded loads of people exposure to his humor, jokes, and cool toys. He loved well and shared what he had. Residents of NW Arkansas benefited from his great sales mind, negotiating deals for the community in his career with Great Dane and Springdale Trailers, Walmart, Tyson Foods, JB Hunt, Jones Truck Lines. Ernie died knowing he was loved by his soulmate of 17 years, Debra Sherrell, daughters, Kristi Collett and Kimberly Johnson, Brian and Anna Sellers and many others. Ernie was born at home in Kentucky. He was immediately dubbed "the favorite" and fought over by his parents EB & Evelyn Crady and Miles & Jacquelin Douglas. Ernie left KY joining the Navy and serving his country in Vietnam on the USS Kitty Hawk supercarrier. He was preceded in death by: the famous Hooter dog, wife, Brenda Douglas, brother, Richard Collins, sister- Jane Bennett. He was survived by Ready brothers, Lewis, Charlie, Jeff, and Jonathan and sisters, Patricia Kennedy,Jackie Graham. Ernie would say "I'm too cool for this party, so I'm on to my next party."; at Pinnacle Memorial Gardens in Rogers July 19, 2019 10:00 am Visitation with 11 a.m. Funeral service with Pastor Clark Snow officiating. Burial will follow at the cemetery. "See you there". In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ernie's name to the Alzheimer's Association, ALZ.org. Online condolences may be left at www.siscofuneral.com.
Published July 18, 2019