Douglas Clayton McShan

November 26, 1934 - December 14, 2022

Douglas Clayton McShan, 88, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. He was born on November 26, 1934, in Grayburg, Texas, the son of Kirk McShan and Ethel Artie Gunter and was a long-time resident of Sour Lake, Texas.

On December 28, 1954, Doug and Emily Beth Williford were united in marriage. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage until Emily’s death in 2012. Throughout his lifetime, he found great joy in his four children and eight grandchildren and was very active in all of their lives. He proudly referred to his family as “The Mighty, Mighty, McShan’s!”

Known for his strong work ethic, Doug worked his entire career at Transco/Williams Company. He retired as Regional Manager after 40+ years of service back home in Sour Lake.

Doug was blessed with a large family and his love and memories will remain in the hearts of his children, Sherry McShan Kershaw and her husband, Rodney, of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Jim McShan and his wife, Jamie, of Willis, Texas; and Douglas W. McShan and his wife, Monica, of Houston, Texas; the pride and joy of Doug’s life, his grandchildren, Jerry Douglas McShan and his wife, Jennifer; Curtis Stallings and his wife, Stefanie; Andrea Shinn and her husband, Jeremy; Troy Mauney II and his wife, Lexie; Shandi Ramsey and her husband, Kirk; Callie Callesto and her husband, Ryan; Sarah Switzer and her husband, Jason; and Chance McShan and all of his great- grandchildren including Brayden Douglas and Bryleigh McShan, Micah, Caleb and Katelyn Stallings, Jace and Allison Shinn, Douglas Ryan and Vivienne Ramsey, Layla and Hayden Mauney, Matthew Douglas Switzer; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily; his daughter, Sandra Kay McShan; his parents; and his siblings, Edward McShan, Juanita Whittington and Maxine Higbie.

A gathering of Mr. McShan’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Sour Lake.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 20, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 21, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Rosedale Cemetery
  • 635, Old Beaumont Road, Sour Lake, Texas, 77659,

Comments (2)

    Jimmy Harris says:

    Doug was good people enjoyed listened to him talk about people long gone from Sour Lake on Donnies back porch.. Nice man

    Teresa Attaway Dumphy says:

    Doug was a good, sweet man. He and his family came to my rescue many years ago in Refugio when our car broke down there. After Doug and Emily moved back to Sour Lake, their house was party central with never a dull moment and I was privileged to join in the fun sometimes. They raised a remarkable group of siblings. My heartfelt condolences to Sherry, Jim, “Little” Doug and all the grands. I’m sure Emily and Sandra Kay already have him playing cards or dominos among the angels. I hope you get nothing but royal flushes up there Doug!

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