WOOSTER- Douglas D MacMillan, 68, of Wooster, Ohio, died June 5, 2022, at his home in Wooster, with his wife by his side.
He was born February 13, 1954, to Dr. Howard C. MacMillan and Jean Dalzell MacMillan in Portsmouth, VA.
Doug graduated in 1972 from the Wooster High School and in 1977 from The College of Wooster after starting college at Marietta College in September 1972.
In 1984, he married Helen Krueger of San Antonio, Texas. They had 2 children, Grace and Dukehart.
After graduation, he started work at Red Head Brass. While at Red Head, Joe Fishelson took Doug under his wing and became Doug s lifelong mentor, teaching him about sales, marketing, and running a business. After working at Red Head for several years, Doug went on to work as the Assistant Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Imperial Fire Hose Company, in Miami, Florida, where he met his future wife. He then went on to found/co-found several of his own businesses, MacMillan Fire & Safety, Action Coupling Equipment, and Camelback Fire. He retired a w few years ago when he sold his most recent business, but he continued consulting for several companies in the fire & safety business.
Doug was born and raised in Wooster, and although he lived various places throughout his life, he loved Wooster and he and Helen moved back to stay in 1990s. In Wooster, he was the longest serving member on the Board of Zoning Appeals as his co-members would not let him leave. He was an active member of the Wooster Country Club for many years. He traveled the world with his flight attendant wife, where he always received upgraded status and personalized attention.
Doug was surrounded in Wooster by friends, that in turn, he frustrated, annoyed, and delighted with his ever-present sense of humor and stories. He was an active member of a weekly book club, that never discussed a book; he always believed that stories were better embellished; he was an active and involved coach and fan of both his daughter s and son s lacrosse teams; he once beat his brother, Stuart, in golf; he had a summer job as a rodeo clown in Estes Park, Colorado; and if you called him, but he didn t answer, he would always get back to you propitiously. In high school he convinced his dad to allow him to buy an old milk truck where he could be seen driving around town until the truck was inoperable. Upon moving back to Wooster, Doug upgraded to a bright red convertible that was as noticeable as the Milk Truck. Doug, with his fashionable dress and generous personality even without Truck or Convertible, was always visible in the hearts and minds of the Wooster community.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Krueger MacMillan, of Wooster, Ohio, and his two children, Grace Townsend Samuals MacMillan of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Dukehart Houston Wingfield MacMillan of Scottsdale, Arizona; his brother, H. Stuart MacMillan of Fort Collins, Colorado; and his sisters, Dr. Megan R MacMillan of Lafayette, Colorado and Dr. Sara MacMillan Tonsing, of Pueblo, Colorado.
A family memorial service will be planned later this year. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Harold Alden Dalzell Memorial Scholarship or the Dorothy Reid Dalzell Award at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Harold Alden Dalzell Memorial Scholarship or the Dorothy Reid Dalzell Award at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.
A family memorial service will be planned later this year.