In Loving Memory

Douglas Nolin

October 19, 1950 - September 6, 2021


Douglas Zin Nolin, age 70, passed away September 06, 2021, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Alabama. He was a longtime resident of Mobile, Alabama, and resided in Orange Beach, Alabama. He was born on October 19,1950 in Flomaton, Alabama, where he played football for the Flomaton Hurricanes and graduated as president of the senior class 1968. In 1970, he graduated from United Electronics Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, with a degree in Electronics. In 1974, he went to work for National Cash Register (now AT&T) and retired after 42 years of service. He attended Orange Beach United Methodist Church.

Mr. Nolin was preceded in death by his parents, Zin and Onnie Merle (Fuller) Nolin of Flomaton, Alabama, and brothers, David Nolin, Steve Nolin, and Kenneth Nolin.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Foote Nolin of Orange Beach, Alabama; son, Keith Nolin of Saraland, Alabama; daughters, Kristi Wright (Michael) of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Kasey Fort (Drew) of Grand Bay, Alabama; stepchildren, Michael VanVactor (Isabelle) of Birmingham, Alabama, and Brian VanVactor (Emily) of Noblesville, Indiana. He was a beloved granddaddy to granddaughters, Victoria Wright, Hannah Wright, Mikela Wright, Elizabeth Wright, Madison Casstevens, Addison VanVactor, and Saila Fort; and grandsons, Dylan Casstevens (Brittany) and John Wright. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Jo Nolin of Flomaton, Cindy Lawrence (John) and Carol Wetherington (Roger); and many cousins, nieces, nephews and devoted friends.

There will be a time of visitation for family and friends will be at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, Alabama, on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that extensions of respect and remembrance be made to Orange Beach United Methodist Church Missions Team, 28751 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561 or online at

A private family burial at Flomaton Cemetery in Flomaton, Alabama, will take place at a later date.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Polly Wright

    So sorry for your loss, Doug will be missed.. He was a wonderful father and grandfather.

  2. Wayne Brady

    I am going to miss You, Doug. You have been a good friend, a fellow Christian, and a good Alabama fan, ROLL TIDE!

    You and God have a good time together as y’all look forward to the rest of us joining You.

    Your Friend Wayne and Carolyn Brady

  3. Mike Wright

    Doug, I am sure there’s a shooting range around there close by, and I am positive that you’ve already recon’d it. As it is with all of us, I’ll be joining you there later, so be ready. Maybe I’ll even be able to hit the bullseye a couple of times.

    See you then, my friend. Roll Tide! Mike

  4. Michael T. Nolin

    Doug you and I have known and loved each other since we were in diapers we ran and played inside the house we were just kids enjoying life . We played outside in our yards . We were just so full of mischief . If my mom didn’t get on us , your your mom did .. But in all we were just boys having a great time and just full of fun and life . Now that you are gone know that my heart is broken . I did not get a chance to tell You and David how much I loved each of you . , Steve and Kenny . But God has blessed me with me four Cousins that grew up to Christian Men in their communities leaving me my wonderful memories of all of you as we grew from kids to men . . My Condolences and love to all of yours families . My heart is broken cous ..

  5. Jeremiah Giles

    You have been a great friend to me. I miss you terribly already, and so do a lot of other people. I hope you are up there getting a pool ready in heaven for us all to hang out by for forever. Until I see you again. -Jeremiah

  6. Cindy Huffman

    We didn’t meet Doug until later in life, when he married Barbara Jean. He was a gift to her and they shared many Indianapolis visits with us. They also made sure to visit with us every time we went to Gulf Shores! We are grateful for being able to see them both in 2020, but our hearts are hurt with this loss of life. May God help Barbara to find peace in the days ahead. God got a good one in Doug!
    Scott and Cindy Huffman

  7. Boyd Bradley

    My heart goes out to Barbara, the kids and grandkids. I have known Doug for 25 years. We were in the same Sunday school classes at Christ United Methodist Church in Mobile. He could always be counted on for encouragement, prayer, conversation, and laughter. I will always remember his friendship to me and his love and dedication to his family and his love for the Lord.

  8. Ann D Blair

    So sorry for your lost my dear coworker Barbara. Sending prayers to you and the family.

  9. Gary Lindsay

    I am heartbroken to hear of Doug’s passing. He and Barbara were an integral part of the Missions Committee at Orange Beach United Methodist Church in the past. They volunteered for Hurricane Michael relief in Panama City where we shared some good moments together. Doug also assisted the choir when Barbara was a member.. I will remember him fondly and mourn his loss. My condolences to Barbara and the entire family.

  10. Martha Nolin

    I am very sorry to hear that Doug passed. May God help you all during this difficult time.

  11. Deanna and Bob Turner

    We were very happy to welcome Doug into our family when her married Barbara. Bob and I continued to visit with them, share a beer and a meal in Mobile and Gulf Shores every year since. Our son graduated from the University of Alabama so they had a lot of football to discuss. It won’t be the same this year when we go to Gulf Shores without him.


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