Brooks Douglass

Douglass

In a life marked at a young age by a tragedy that shook the state, Brooks Douglass forgave but never forgot.

"Ultimately, we have to move on — not forgetting our loved ones or forgetting what happened — and live our lives to the fullest," the former state senator once said of the murder of his parents in 1979.

"This is what I had to do."

Douglass will be remembered Friday at a memorial service in Oklahoma City. The lawyer, entrepreneur and world traveler died Saturday at his home in Texas after a long battle with cancer. He was 56.

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