William Douglas Fountian

William Douglas Fountain, our beloved husband, father and grandfather quietly departed this life at Jackson South Memorial Hospital  in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, January 9,Family and friends always referred to William as “Doug”. Doug is survived by his beloved soulmate Janice Alfred Fountain, his mother Eva; his daughter Felicia (Rodney) of Boston, Massachusetts; his son William Fountain of Boston, Massachusetts and stepson Pierre Alfred (and wife Dina) from Dallas, Texas. He leaves to mourn as well his two sisters: Mary Foster of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Gloria (Robert) Hamilton of Freeport, New York; seven brothers: Charlie (Mary) of Richmond, Virginia; devoted brother Robert

(Sarah) of South Boston, Virginia; Gerald (Dorothy) of Richmond, Virginia; John (Dorothy) of Northern Virginia; George of Jacksonville, Florida; Wyatt (Vanessa) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Marvin of Halifax, Virginia.He also leaves to mourn five grandchildren (Jasmin DeAngelo, Derik DeAngelo, Dezeray Flores, Ania Jones, and Nila Jones) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Doug was born on September 13, 1951 in Virgilina, Virginia (Halifax County). Doug is the son of Eva Owen Fountain and the late Ellis Randolph Fountain. He was the grandson of paternal grandparents Nathan and Nancy Fountain and maternal grandmother Susie Owen all whom preceded him in death. Doug accepted Christ at an early age and became an active member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Virgilina, Virginia.

Doug was educated in Halifax County schools and attended Averette College in Danville, Virginia. He worked for Westinghouse and JP Stevens Manufacturing in South Boston, Virginia. During his employment, Doug rose to supervisory status in both positions. After several years in South Boston,Virginia, Doug relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. While there, he was employed with The Four River Shipyard where his occupation was an underwater welder for ships. He worked many jobs before finding a home at the MBTA as a conductor until his retirement. Doug was also known for his immense passion for politics and he was active with the NAACP. He was loved and those blessed to be around him enjoyed his sense of humor. Doug enjoyed watching Westerns with his wife Janice, playing his guitar and singing. Among many things, Doug taught Martial Arts while living in Boston and always loved hunting with his brothers and nephews down South. His favorite sports team was the New England Patriots, which he would say when the game was too close “it ain’t over til the fat lady sings!” Living life and enjoying family was his mantra. After retiring from the MBTA, Doug and his beloved Janice relocated to Miami, Florida where they lived until he departed this life.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 9:30am-11:00am in the 1st Baptist Church of Dorchester.  A Service will follow at 11:00am.   Burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, 427 Cummings Highway, Boston, MA  02131.