Jerry Douglas was my wife's father. This obituary is from an unknown newspaper.
HINDSBORO - Jerry D. Douglas, 38, of Charleston, formerly of Hindsboro, died Saturday (Feb. 21, 1976) at home.
Funeral services willb e at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Taber Funeral Home, Oakland. Burial will be in VanVoorhis Cemetary, north of Hindsboro.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Douglas was born July 28, 1937 at Hindsboro, a son of Ralph and Ethel Hanks Douglas. He married Sharon Dunn March 12, 1960 at Redmond.
Surviving are two daughters Nancy Carol and Amanda Jean, and a son Jerald Andrew, all of Charleston; his parents, Hindsboro; two brothers, Bill, Hindsboro and Leon, Urbana; and two sisters, Mrs. Joyce Seitz, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Frieda Roberts, Indianapolis, Ind.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, a brother, and a sister.
He was a member of the Hindsboro United Methodist Church, Mattoon Moose, and was an engineering technician for the Illinois Division of Highways, Paris.
Below is a memorial card handed out at his memorial service
In Memory of
Jerry D. Douglas
July 28, 1937 Feb. 21, 1976
Wednesday, February 25, 1976
1:30 O'clock P.M.
Taber Funeral Home
Rev. Arthur Scott
Rev. Donald Lemkau
Mrs. Robert Juriga
Howard Johnson Jerry Edgar
Tom Mood Dave Morgan
Jerry Shields Richard Dunn