Claude C. Douglas, 77 of La Porte, Texas, died peacefully at home with family at his bedside. Mr. Douglas was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic Church since 2003; Air Force Veteran; retired from NASA in September of 2001. He was preceded by two sons Rodney Biles and Richard Douglas. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Carolyn Douglas; beloved father of Wayne Biles and wife Bobbie, Timothy Douglas, Cynthia Christian, Rebecca Breiner and husband Steven and Adam Douglas; fifteen Grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial will celebrated 10:00 AM Monday, May 7, 2012 at St Hyacinth Catholic Church, 2921 Center Street, Deer Park. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday at Deer Park Funeral Directors. Rosary will be recited 7:00 PM. Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E. San Augustine, Deer Park,281-476-4693.