Bryant Steven Douglas, of Creve Coeur, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 24, 2023, at the age of 62. Devoted son of the late W.B. Douglas and Frances Douglas, loving father of Mikayla Douglas, Jasmine Ray, and Aaron Ray; cherished grandfather of Cameron Benson; dear brother of Judy Douglas and the late Johnetta Sue Douglas; precious uncle of LeAnna Jefferson and Tracy Scott and great-uncle of Bryant Scott. Steven leaves his sister and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Steven was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. Growing up he was known by his mother and sisters as “The Great Boy.” He graduated from Central High School. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He met his first wife Carla in college and remained together for 13 years. Soon after college, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he earned his master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He spent 10 years with the U.S Navy and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant. After the military, Steven started his new life and family in St. Louis, Missouri. He met his second wife Carmen and her two kids Jasmine and Aaron Ray. They have one child together, Mikayla. They remained together for 21 years and continued to be a powerful parent duo for all three children for the rest of his days. Steven worked as the Manager of Computer and General Services for the Olin Business School at Washington University.
Steven was the #1 Steelers fan. Pepsi was his favorite drink. In his free time, he loved to golf and go fishing. He enjoyed making funny/informational TikTok videos which made everyone smile. He was a very dependable and supportive friend who would give his last if he could. He loved to cook. He was the go-to person after a long night, who had a hot omelet plate ready in the morning. You could always go to him for BBQ tips, “The King of the Grill!” He also thought he knew the best way to make a salad. He loved to play Candy Crush, Dominoes, and Poker. Getting scratch-offs and lottery tickets was part of his daily routine. His smile was always big and contagious. You know you said something funny when you got his unique laugh out of him. He had the biggest heart that could easily draw people towards him. Steven was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.