Lawrence lost a consistent presence in and an ardent supporter of the local music scene in a tragic farm accident in March of 2021. Among his many contributions, Doug DuBois played an active role in the Fiddling and Picking Championships for more than 20 years as a volunteer. Doug also played in different featured bands and is a multi-year and multi-instrument FidPick finalist and champion
In his memory, his family has created the Doug DuBois Harmony Fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. The fund will support causes Doug cared about with a focus on the Lawrence community he so dearly loved. The first grant made from the Doug DuBois Harmony Fund was in support of the 2022 Fiddling and Picking Championship and the North Stage has been named in his honor.