Ed McDougle - Austin Funeral & Cremation Services

Ed McDougle

Born: November 20, 1946
Died: January 23, 2019
Current City: Brentwood, Tennessee

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Brentwood, TN 37027
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Honoring Ed McDougle

Edwin A. McDougle, Jr. passed away on January 23, 2019.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin A. McDougle, Sr. and Mary Lou Glascoe McDougle and brother, Warren Ray McDougle, Sr.  Ed is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Carla K. McDougle; daughters, Allison (Neal) Peters, Meredith (Scott) Burns, Elizabeth (Mason) Graham; grandchildren, Hadley Peters, Hampton Peters, Griffin Burns, Charlie Graham, Lillie Graham and Mary Duren Graham; brother, James T. (Valli) McDougle; sister-in-law Margaret McDougle and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed grew up in Knoxville, attended the University of Tennessee and graduated with a BS and MS in Civil Engineering.  He served his country as a pilot in the USAF and Tennessee Air National Guard.  Their family moved to Nashville in 1972 and Brentwood in 1977.

An active member of Brentwood United Methodist Church since 1978, Ed taught the Encounter Sunday School Class, sang in the Chancel Choir and was a member of the men’s Bible study group.  He was also a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and chair of The Leadership Brentwood Founding Steering Committee in 1990 and received the Member of the Year Award in 1990.

Ed worked as a Structural Engineer at Ross Bryan Associates, Inc. from 1972-2011.  Among many notable design projects were Brentwood United Methodist Church, Nashville Music City Center, numerous projects at U.T. Knoxville including Haslam Business Center, Min Kao Engineering Bldg., John D. Tickle Engineering Bldg., and UT Neyland Stadium.  His expertise was concrete, and he was heavily involved with the quality control program of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) from 1975-present as a designated Fellow and Titan of PCI.

Ed provided leadership at Ross Bryan Associates, Inc. for over 35 years. He influenced countless young engineers, mentoring and teaching technical, business and leadership skills. His leadership acknowledged the importance of the employees who contributed to the success of RBA and their families.  For many years, he and his wife Carla hosted the annual “RBA Summer Hummer” to bring the RBA families together in community.

To honor his life, Dr. Davis Chappell will conduct a service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Brentwood United Methodist Church with a reception following.  Honorary pallbearers are the Encounter Class and the Wednesday Morning Bible Study.  Donations in memory of Ed may be made to: “Give Ye Them to Eat” – No. 07629A; Advance GCFA-GBGM; P.O. Box 9068, GPO; New York, NY 10087-9068.

To leave a note for Ed’s family or to share a memory, please sign the online guestbook.