A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, SMSgt. Douglas Victor “Doug” Wendt, USAF (Ret.) passed through the pearly gates of Heaven on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon at the age of 78.
Born in Maryland on October 10, 1943, he was the son of the late Victor George and Rita Norma Flynn Wendt. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Doug spent 21 years serving his country, reaching the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was part of the Transit Alert Team where he worked on all types of planes. During the Vietnam War, Doug was stationed in Thailand where he worked on the F-4’s. Afterwards, Doug moved into the role of training airmen in Aircraft Maintenance. In 1980, he was tasked with building and setting up a field training program while in Germany for the European USAFE. Doug was offered a Chief Master Sergeant position but opted to retire rather than to continue to uproot his family. Doug was passionate about anything to do with flying. He loved to visit air museums and he built and flew model airplanes. He would spend hours in his model room, tinkering with his planes. He was commonly referred to as the “model medic” by his family and friends. Doug loved a good story and enjoyed an appreciative audience. Many hours have been spent in laughter, enjoying tales from his early life, his family, his work, and his hobbies. If you knew Doug, you knew he was a Christian. He was well-known not only for his faith but also his steadfast dedication to his family. He was a devoted member of Southside Baptist Church and there was no doubt that he loved Jesus with all his heart. He spent many, many hours studying scripture and in prayer. His love of family was evident in everything he did. He was so very proud to spend 53 years with his wife. He adored his sons and grandchildren and was close to his parents and siblings. Doug will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Victor George and Rita Norma Wendt, Doug was preceded in death by his grandson, Seth Nathaniel Wendt.
Left to treasure this one-of-a-kind man include his wife of 53 years, Sandra Vanita Rainwater Wendt; sons, Timothy Michael Wendt (Heather) and Andrew Wendt (Geri G.); grandchildren, Zachary Austin Wendt, Caelen Andrew Wendt, Abigail Grace Wendt, and Andrew Christian Wendt; brothers, Steven William Wendt (Ethel Marie) and George Theodore Wendt (Heidi Annaliese); sister, Denise Tallent (Don); and many other adoring family members.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Doug will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. The family will receive friends after the service at McCullough Funeral Home. For friends and family unable to attend, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcculloughfuneralhome/live/.
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Monday, June 20, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Chapel of McCullough Funeral Home
Monday, June 20, 2022
Starts at 2:30pm (Eastern time)
McCullough Funeral Home