Douglas Wilson Sheldon, Jr., (Doug) age 79, of Tucson, AZ, died Friday, November 19, 2021, at Copper Health, Oro Valley, AZ, of respiratory failure after a long illness. Born March 8, 1942, Staten Island, NY, he was the son of the late Douglas W. Sheldon, Sr. and Barbara Sherwood Walsh. He was the husband of Zelma Holtzople Saylor Sheldon, his wife of 43 years.
Doug was a 1960 graduate of Buena High School, Sierra Vista, AZ. Doug served in the US Air Force, is a Vietnam Veteran, served in the US Army Reserves, and Air National Guard. He worked for the U. S. Department of Defense, DTNSRDC and contractors.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Christian Douglas Sheldon, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, daughters; Patricia Elizabeth Sheldon, and Celeste Michele Sheldon, of Germany; two grandchildren, Caya Sophia Sheldon, of Germany, and grandson, Rylan Douglas Sheldon, of Fuquay-Varina, NC; sister, Deborah S. Walsh, of Tucson, AZ; brothers, Brian Sheldon and family from Brookline, MA, and Gregg Sheldon and his wife, Elizabeth and family, of Henniker, NH; and step-son Jason Patrick Saylor and wife Ronel, of Hedgesville, WV.
A Memorial Service is planned for December 18, 2021, at the Sanctuary United Methodist Church, 7620 N. Hartman Lane, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85743 at 10:00 a.m.