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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:13 pm

Douglas Paul Blackmon, “Dr. Doug,” 63, of Terlingua, Texas passed away on May 19, 2017, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Doug, the last of eight children learned early the tricks of survival, and in his early 20s went to Terlingua, Texas, and lived as a survivalist for the remainder of his life. 

He became known early on as the borderline pseudo psychiatrist who ran the largest open-air insane asylum from the Porch at the Terlingua Trading Post, where he combined mental health therapy and medicine for a small fee. For the good times, see drdougs.com. Dr. Doug was also featured in “The Badlands,” a film by National Geographic. Postcards of the doctor can be purchased at the Terlingua Trading Post. 

He is survived by his older brothers Jon Blackmon and Donald Blackmon; twin sisters Karyn Trigg and Gale Blackmon Carrington; three sisters-in-law, Sandra True Blackmon, Kathy Hawkins, and Marla Williams; and one brother-in-law, Bruce Crane. He leaves behind a multitude of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, as well as the community of friends and family in Terlingua and beyond. 

He was predeceased by his mother and father, John and Eulalia Blackmon, and brothers Gene Blackmon and Kent Blackmon. 

Dr. Doug will be laid to rest with a graveside service at the Ghost Town cemetery in Terlingua  at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017. A celebration of life will follow on the Porch at the Terlingua Trading Post. Attendees are requested to bring a covered dish. 

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