Douglas G. Bottom, a retired Towson lawyer and former Parkville resident, died of heart failure Oct. 27 at Davis Wellness Center, a Wilmington, N.C., hospice.
Mr. Bottom, a resident of Spring Hill, Fla., since 1987, was 93.
The son of a salesman and a seamstress, Douglas Graham Bottom was born and raised in Pikesville.
After graduating from Franklin High School in 1935, he worked in the personnel department of several Baltimore companies.
He enlisted in the Army in 1942, and served as camp personnel director and civilian personnel officer at military installations in the U.S. and Korea.
After being discharged with the rank of captain in 1946, Mr. Bottom earned his law degree in 1953 from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
He was an assistant state's attorney for Baltimore County from 1956 to 1959, and thereafter maintained a general law practice in Towson. He also was master of chancery for the Circuit Court of Baltimore County.
He retired in 1985.
Mr. Bottom enjoyed playing golf.
He was an active member of Hiss United Methodist Church, 8700 Harford Road, Parkville, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 10.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years, the former Ardell Dwyer; two daughters, Carole Schneider of Annapolis and Barbara Curry of Leland, N.C.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun