Douglas Kent Case

Douglas Kent Case

June 1955 – August 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Douglas Kent Case. 

Doug was born June 6, 1955 to Donald and Bethel Case, at Modesto City Hospital. He was an unexpected addition to the family, but a very happy surprise. 

Doug attended Fremont Elementary, Roosevelt Jr. High and Grace M. Davis High, where he was a stand-out football player. 

He began his career as a meat cutter in 1975, working for Angelo’s Market, then Save Mart, Food Maxx and retiring from Raley’s. His passions were cooking, watching football, fishing, and music. 

We will miss his kindness, long-winded stories, sense of humor, laugh, and being the lights of his life. 

Doug is survived by his wife of 36 years Debbie, and his daughter Whitney Case. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, sister Janet Brown, brothers Donnie and Robert Case.  

Thank you to our friends and family for your support and kindness. 

A celebration of life will be held on Friday September 10th from 3-7 p.m. at The Seasons in Modesto. 

16 Comments

  • Don C Lanphear September 3, 2021 5:44 pm

    My connection with doug was footballball at Grace Davis high school back in his high school days. I’m so sorry to hear about Dougs’ passing he was a young man with a great deal of athletic talent and had a boundless amount of energy. My condolences to the family. I have wonderful memories our discussions over the years.

    Sincerely,
    Don Lanphear

    • Debbie Case September 4, 2021 3:49 am

      Thank you for your kind words Coach Lanphear. Doug always spoke very highly of you, and would be honored with your memory of him.

  • Debbie September 6, 2021 2:31 pm

    Debbie and Whitney
    My condolences to the both of you.

  • Danny Gomes September 7, 2021 2:35 am

    I am so sorry to hear about this…. I worked with him for years at food maxx. We had the same birthday and always referenced it with each other. He was a great man to work with. And to know as a friend.

  • Danny Gomes September 7, 2021 2:37 am

    I am so sorry to hear about this…. I worked with him for years at food maxx. We had the same birthday and always referenced it with each other. He was a great man to work with. And to know as a friend.

  • Michael owens September 7, 2021 3:51 am

    I knew Doug from food Maxx when he worked under my dad Manny Juarez when he was the meat dept manager doug was always so kind and funny was always fun to talk to and a great guy all around

  • Manuel Juarez September 7, 2021 4:10 am

    Doug was my assistant meat manager at Food Maxx in Modesto,CA. So much dedication to the job and where he worked, so much pride in his craft to put out great quality product as he was cutting meat and training the new meat cutters and clerks too. He always wanted to put out the best product and truly cared about his fellow employees and customers.

    • Brian Blackmon September 8, 2021 3:57 pm

      Hi Manuel, that was my experience with Doug as well! I was second man at Save Mart #61 for 10 years and had the pleasure to work with Doug there! I grew up in same neighborhood as well and it was so great to catch up with him and enjoy each day I worked with him!!

  • Manuel Juarez September 7, 2021 4:14 am

    Doug was my assistant meat manager at Food Maxx in Modesto,CA. So much dedication to the job and where he worked, so much pride in his craft to put out great quality product as he was cutting meat and training the new meat cutters and clerks too. He always wanted to put out the best product and truly cared about his fellow employees and customers. My prayers are with his family, he left a footprint on many of us. He will be missed.

  • Omar Navarro September 7, 2021 4:46 am

    I worked at foodmaxx with Doug case for 11 years… Doug was a great person, very family oriented..loved his family..always talked about his daughter and wife… Im very sad to hear this news …

  • Phillip September 7, 2021 6:30 am

    I worked with Doug at foodmaxx in Turlock we cut meat side by side cutting away! The first thing that went through my mind when I first found out about his passing ….NOT DOUG CASE!!! HE WAS A TOUGH SON OF …..!!! His looks always scared people away until you talked to him …he was the coolest and nicest guys out there! RIp 🙏 DOUG CASE ! YOU WILL BE MISSED!!

  • Pam Larson September 8, 2021 3:53 am

    So sorry for your loss . Doug was at my house on Northwood Dr. Doug was my brother Dave Larson good friend. My mom loved Doug . RIP Doug 🙏

  • Randy Beauchamp September 8, 2021 5:26 am

    So sorry to hear this Debbie Sending you thoughts and prayers. Hugs

  • Joe September 9, 2021 12:55 am

    So sorry to hear of Dougs passing, I worked with Doug at Foodmaxx in Modesto and Turlock, but met him for the first time working with him at Pak~Save in Stockton. I called him the beast because he was so strong and dedicated to his craft. Once you met him he was a gentle human being telling me about his family and high school football day’s!! You will be missed Doug

  • Tony Hegarty September 11, 2021 1:33 pm

    I have known Doug since high school, we worked together at Angelos at the beginning of our careers and again at the end at Raleys, Doug was always the most genuine person I ever have had the privilege to know, and he will be missed very much. My prayers are for Debbie and Whitney🙏🙏 The world lost one of the good ones…RIP my friend

  • Brenna Aledo September 12, 2021 1:45 am

    So so sorry to hear about Doug , I used to work with Doug at Foodmaxx. He was so awesome to work with, he will truly be missed. Prayers to the family 🙏

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