Douglas Carey Hummel

February 12, 2020

Charlotte – Douglas Carey Hummel, 65, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center.  A Charlotte native, he was the son of the late Dorian F. and Dorothy Hummel. 

Doug was a 1972 graduate of Myers Park High School and a 1976 graduate of Western Carolina University.  As a CPA, he put his accounting and managerial skills to work at Carolinas Medical Center and Trammell Crow Company.  He was employed most recently by Charter Communications, where he will be remembered for his integrity, dedication to his craft, and the meaningful relationships he established over his fifteen-year tenure with the company. 

Doug enjoyed international travel, beautifully capturing his experiences in photographs.  He was a life-long fan of the New York Yankees, took pleasure in rock and blues music, and appreciated a fall afternoon with family and football at UNC’s Kenan Stadium.  Doug enjoyed a close relationship with his brother, Scott Hummel, and Scott’s wife, Cindy McCauley.  They will miss his gentle spirit and brotherly love. 

Doug truly valued the support of his friends, co-workers, and healthcare providers during his illness.

A celebration of his life will be held at a future date. 

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Leukemia Research Restriction, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at



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  • Scott Donald

    This hurts

  • Jan Henderson

    Scott, I am saddened to hear of Doug's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jan Henderson

  • Natisha Carn

    I always found great pleasure working with Doug. He was my next door neighbor in the office for the past 2 1/2 years we exchanged lots of morning conversation and inside jokes. His smile and laugh will be cherished and he will be sorely missed. I sincerely pray that you are comforted during this time.

  • Kathy Howell

    I am saddened to hear the news of Doug's passing. I had the good fortune and pleasure to work with Doug some during his time at Time Warner Cable and Charter. His smile, knowledge and good nature will be missed greatly. My sincere sympathy to his friends and family.

  • Gayle Rozzelle

    Scott, I've worked with Doug since 2006. We initially had a challenging work relationship but it quickly grew into a great friendship that stood the test of time. Doug was the epitome of a CPA, always detail oriented to a fault. We had a disagreement about spending time to find .02 in a reconciliation! But that was Doug, always wanting to present his best with anything he was associated with. He is and will be sorely missed! I am praying with you and your wife at this time.
    Sincerest condolences,
    Gayle Rozzelle

  • Susan Grier

    Scott, I am so sad to hear this and send my heartfelt sympathy. I will always remember Doug as Buzzy, from our kindergarten days at Selwyn Presbyterian, all the years in Sunday school at First Presbyterian, and worship with the Hummels sitting three rows in front of the Griers. May you find peace and comfort in your memories as well.

  • Alton Thompson

    May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort you and your family during your season of bereavement. Lean not to your own understanding, but in all ways, acknowledge HIM, and He will direct your path. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
    Christ paid it all, Alton

  • William Vann Wilson

    Doug had been a close friend of mine since we meet in 8th grade at AG. Became even closer while attending college. We had an opportunity to travel America after we graduated along with his brother Scott. We attended one of the class reunions together several years ago. Doug was a good friend and will be missed.

  • Stuart Tathwell

    I grew up with Doug, who was 2 years older than I, as one of the neighborhood boys on Chelsea Drive in Charlotte, N.C., during the 1960's. We had many childhood adventures as boys, riding bikes, wading in Sugar Creek, all the way to Freedom Park, such fun we had. Doug was a great lover of dogs, and always had a dog, Prince, King, and others, when we were kids. Doug was always a stand up guy, who did not mind standing up for other of the neighborhood boys, if needed. Doug was always well mannered, and well liked by friends of his, that I knew. Doug, my wife Sally, and I, enjoyed a week in Key West, FL, in the early 1990's, where we went snorkeling at midnight, under a full moon. Doug and I enjoyed that surreal experience, seeing the moonlight shimmering, and lighting up the clear ocean water. Sally and I had not seen Doug in many years, knowing only of his successful career, until the news of his recent passing, came to us today. Rest in peace, Doug. You are, and will be missed.

  • Sally Tathwell

    Doug was one of the great friends we all desire to have in our lives. I remember meeting him when my husband, Stuart, first introduced me to him in the late 1980's. His laughter, smile and wit were infectious. Rest in peace, Doug. May God's peace and calm be with Scott and his entire family at this time.