Fred Douglas (Doug) Biddy went to be with his Lord on May 28, 2021. He was born on Feb. 16, 1932 in Gaston County, NC to Beatrice Robinson and Fred Clarence Biddy.
He graduated from Harding High School in 1950 in Charlotte, NC and attended Lees McRae College before joining the U.S. Air Force in January 1951. After serving a year in Korea in 1952, he married Peggy Wilhelm before finishing his last two years in the Air Force in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
They returned to Charlotte, NC where Doug completed his AA degree at Charlotte College before entering N.C. State University in Raleigh, NC. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1959 and was a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of North Carolina and Virginia.
Doug was active in Parkwood Baptist Church, serving as church treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday School teacher. For the past twenty plus years, he was a member of Hope Valley Baptist Church where he served as a greeter for many years and was a member of the Modern Disciples Sunday School Class.
Doug’s primary interests were his family, church, Republican politics, yard and gardening activities and coin and stamp collecting. He was active in Durham Tobaccoland Kiwanis, Raleigh Friendship Force travel group and the North Carolina Republican Party. He served in Governor Jim Martin’s administration as Director of Facilities Management. He and Peggy attended the Inauguration Festivities of President Reagan in 1985 and Doug attended the Reagan inauguration in 1989.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Peggy Wilhelm Biddy, son Doug, Jr. (Becky), daughter Kathy Biddy Warren (Will), son Steve Biddy (Carla), eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Hope Valley Baptist Church. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Officiating will be Reverend Ben Wines and Reverend Steve Bolton. Burial to follow at Markham Memorial Gardens. Masks will be required at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Valley Baptist Church or Durham Rescue Mission.