Douglas Ray Golden, 73, a 34-year resident of Severna Park passed away on March 29, 2022 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
He was born on July 8, 1948 at Stanford Hospital in San Francisco, California to the late Julie and Ray Golden, Sr.
Mr. Golden served with distinction in the US Air Force for 22 years, retiring in 1988. He was awarded The Meritorious Service Medal for superior and exceptional service.
He was an Evangelist since 1969, speaking at many churches, Hebrew-Christian congregations, Grace and Hope Mission, and Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowships. Mr. Golden was a completed Jew and he loved telling about Jesus. He conducted many Jewish Seders, and Jewish teachings, to help Christians understand their Jewish roots. He led many Bible studies and often preached in River Bend, West Virginia.
He was a member of New Beginnings Full Gospel church where he taught adult Sunday School, served as Elder, and was on the church Executive Board.
Doug and his wife owned the Severna Park Bridge Club and he also directed the Annapolis Bridge Club.
He was a well-loved manager at Walmart until he took a medical retirement.
He was a member of the Severna Park Elks Lodge #2482, where he served on the Board of Trustees and was recently elected to hold another position in the Lodge.
Doug and his wife were very active in Little Theater in England and Germany, winning many acting awards. He was very active in Toastmasters, winning numerous speaking awards, and he started a club in Germany. He taught public speaking to middle schoolers.
Doug liked to sing karaoke. People especially enjoyed his “King of the Road”, “You Were Always on my Mind”, and singing duets “Summer Nights” and the theme song from “All in the Family” with his wife.
Kind and giving, cheerful, positive and sincere, Doug loved everyone, especially children. He loved their laughter, especially when he spoke like Donald Duck to them. Doug always had a smile on his lips and a song in his heart.
His light will forever be in the hearts of all who knew him, especially his wife of more than 50 years, Eva R. Golden, his daughter Elizabeth R. Boston and her husband Kirk, brother Ray Golden, Jr. and his wife Micheline, and his sister Gale Schulke and her husband Robert.
Friends may visit on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Stallings Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at New Beginnings Full Gospel Church on Saturday April 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Interment private.