The Duncan Banner

December 10, 2012

Customers remember Strange as man of generosity

Rebeka Rutledge
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — There are those whose good deeds gain the spotlight, while others prefer to stand in the background preferring not to be acknowledged.

Doug Strange of Comanche, who passed away Dec. 5, is one who has a long list of kind-hearted actions although many won’t ever come to light because being the private man he was, Strange preferred to not be acknowledged.

As the long-time owner of Doug Strange Furniture and Appliance, many Comanche residents credit him with generosity and warmth.

“He’s one of the best business men I’ve ever met who did a lot to support the community that no one knew about and he has helped many people buy furniture who wouldn’t have been able to anywhere else,” said Janice Walker.

“He was a remarkable man who I respected and enjoyed doing business with for 40 years.”

Strange served several years on the Comanche School Board of Education and actively supported many organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Stephens County Hospice.

“He serviced the needs of the community of Comanche through various projects and was always there to do his part,” said Bruce Akins, president of the Comanche Chamber of Commerce.

“He was a community leader and helped many people through his business but didn’t want people to know, because anything he did, it wasn’t for pats on the back.”