Douglas S. Stoughton of Topping, VA, formerly of Fluvanna County, passed away on February 5th 2023 at the age of 73 years old.
Doug was born on September 22nd 1949 in Patterson, NJ to Ralph and Patricia Stoughton and was raised on the family farm in Palmyra, VA. He shared many idyllic memories with his four siblings, Adele, David, Jack and Randy, and many friends in the fields, farms and backroads of Fluvanna County.
He later attended Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA from which he graduated in 1971 with a degree in Agriculture Education. He always spoke fondly of his time at Tech.
Shortly thereafter, he met the love of his life, Deborah Morris of Richmond, VA, whom he married December 23rd 1972. Doug and Deborah raised their two beloved daughters, Mandy and Shannon, in Fluvanna County where their lives were full with love, laughter and joy.
Doug’s farming background contributed greatly to his passion and dedication to his 30+ years with Virginia Farm Bureau. In his retirement, he and Debbie enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Rappahannock River in Topping, VA with their dear friend Whitey.
Doug loved walking, reading, photography, fishing and being in nature. Above all, he was a family man whose life centered on the care and comfort of his wife and children.
His smile was infectious, his eyes twinkled and his hugs were filled with warmth.
Doug will be deeply and sadly missed by his wife Debbie, of 50 years, his daughters, Mandy and Shannon, his sons-in-law, George Boneillo and Zack Royer, his four loving siblings, numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
Service arrangements will be made at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please donate to Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom. Virginia.agclassroom.org/donors/support/