Douglas Earle Quarles, Jr. of Fredericksburg died on Monday, March 11 at Westminster Canterbury Blue Ridge, Charlottesville. He was 95. Doug was born in Lynchburg on February 7, 1924 to Douglas Earle Quarles and Gladys Taylor Quarles. Doug worked alongside his parents in a business they acquired in 1940. It now operates under fourth generation family ownership as Quarles Petroleum. Doug took leave from the family business to enroll as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute. His class at VMI enlisted during World War II and Doug served in the 14th Armored Division in Europe. After the war, he continued his education at the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. After graduating with a degree from the McIntire School of Commerce, Doug reentered the family business. He settled in Fredericksburg where he spent the remainder of his working life leading Quarles Petroleum. Doug was an active member and former chairman of the Virginia Petroleum Jobbers Association. In December 1951, Doug married Kathryn "Kitty" Lee Maddux of Marshall. They were married for 67 years until Kitty's death on December 30, 2018. The couple raised five children. They also enjoyed sailing, painting, and travel together. Doug loved being near the water and was an avid tennis player until the age of 90. He was a true gentleman who celebrated life wherever he went. Doug was involved in civic life in Fredericksburg in a number of capacities. He served on the Fredericksburg City Council, the Mary Washington Hospital Board, and was a member of the Lion's Club and the Jaycees. He also served as president of the Fredericksburg Country Club and was a charter member of the Dominion club. He was a member of St. George's Church and served on its vestry and was a trustee of the George Washington Foundation. Doug is survived by his 5 children, Kitty Wafle (Ben), Doug Quarles III (Betsy), Anne Taylor Doolittle (Bob), George Quarles (Marianne), and Bill Quarles (Kathleen); eleven grandchildren, Nick Wafle (Danny Asher), Katy Wafle (Sam Hoffman), Molly Wafle, Lacy Briney (John), Doug Quarles IV (Shelby), Betsy Cotten (Randy), Alex Arrivillaga (Sebastian), John Quarles, Will Quarles (Meghan), Amy Lee Norvell (Adam), and Cynthia Quarles; 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends, including special friends Betsy and Jim Greene, whose care and devotion to Kitty and Doug is deeply appreciated. The family also feels sincere gratitude for Doug's care in his last days by the staff at Westminster Canterbury and the special attention of Elsie Coleman and Diana Woodfolk. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on March 30 at St. George's Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the George Washington Foundation, 1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 or Virginia Military Institute, VMI Foundation, P.O. Box 932, Lexington, Virginia 24450. Online guestbook available at covenantfuneralservice.com.