Archibald Douglas Parran, Jr., 76 of Lusby, MD passed away on March 29th at Washington Hospital Center with his wife by his side. Doug was born August 29, 1945, in Prince Frederick, MD. He grew up and lived on the family farm in Lusby, MD, for most of his 76 years. He worked on the farm planting and harvesting tobacco, caring for the animals, and helping to support the family. In his younger years he carried on the tradition of his father and grandfather competing in jousting tournaments. He spent time going to field trials with his dad and their fox hounds. He graduated from Calvert High School, went to college at Morehead State and then University of Maryland.
He was a member of the National Guard and found himself deployed to our Capitol during the riots of 1968. Doug loved to hunt and fish and competed in tournaments up and down the east coast as a member of the Bear Fishing Team. Doug worked for many years in the banking industry. He later went on to be head of General Services and then County Administrator for Calvert County. Doug and his wife Lisa have been hosting a retired racing greyhound rescue at their farm for the past 18 years. Doug was well known around the restaurants in Solomons. He could be a real pain to the servers, but he tipped well! He was one of the good guys and was always trying to help others. Doug was preceded in death by his father, Archibald Douglas Parran Sr, his mother, Vada Joyce Parran, and his half-brother, Tolar Burks. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Lisa Parran, his half- sister, Jean Egbert, 2 nieces and a nephew. If you would like to honor Doug’s memory, please donate to the charity of your choice or you can donate to Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue. www.gegr.org.
Doug’s burial will be private, but we invite you to email email@example.com if you would like to be invited to his celebration of life(Time and place yet to be determined).
Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.