Mr. Douglas Duane Somerson, age 65, of Temple passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Mr. Somerson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on September 22, 1951. He was the son of the late Carl and Dorothy Somerson. Mr. Somerson was a professional wrestler. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Jessica Somerson; and one brother, Russell Somerson.
Survivors include two daughters, Priscilla Romine of Oklahoma and Jennifer Black of Ranburne, AL; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Jamie and Emily Somerson of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Jordan and Ashley Somerson of Marine Corps Base, Hawaii, Frankie Mayhood of Temple, and Alex and Shawna Somerson of North Carolina; one sister, Barb Gilliland of Minneapolis, MN; two brothers, Dennis Somerson and Gene Somerson both of Minneapolis, MN; ten grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bobby Simmons officiating. Also speaking will be: Rob Adonis, Bull Buchanan and Frankie Mayhood. Interment will follow in Piney Woods Cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Keith Dabethum, Steve Lawler, Terry Lawler, Billy Bagley, Chic Donvan and John Rodriguez. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be: Chris Downing, Eli Daniels and all professional wrestlers in attendance.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.
Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel & Crematory of Buchanan is in charge of the arrangements.