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Obituary: Ronald L. "Ronnie" Douglas, Shelbyville


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Ronald L. "Ronnie" Douglas, 73, of Shelbyville, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Mr. Douglas was a truck driver with Richard Marshall Trucking for several years, retiring in 1985. He was a Korean War veterans of the U.S. Army Tank Division.

He was a member of the American Legion Post  No. 70, VFW Post No. 777, Flat Rock Masonic Lodge No. 147 and Blue River Valley Antique Tractor Association where he was a past president.

He loved antique tractors and tractor pulls, was involved in coaching knothole baseball for several years and enjoyed raising cattle and horses and horseback riding.

Funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home in Shelbyville, with Pastor Kent Nolley officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and a Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Paul Hill Cemetery in St. Paul and military graveside rites will be conducted by local veterans organizations.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation.

Born in Sandusky Sept. 19, 1940, Mr. Douglas was the son of Floyd Douglas and Lydia Stroup Douglas.

He is survived by three sons, David (Kim) Douglas of Shelbyville, Ron (Kathy) Douglas of St. Paul and Joe (Sam) Douglas of Shelbyville; a daughter, Sherry (James) Keller of Franklin; five brothers, Daryl (Kay) Douglas of North Vernon, Kenny (Judy) Douglas of Elizabethtown, Steve Douglas of Elizabethtown, Mark Douglas of Columbus and Tim (Angela) Douglas of Columbus; four sisters, Cyrena (Randall) Puckett of Louisville, Ky., Maureen (Norman) Nolley of Shelbyville, Marcelene (Dan) Huesman of Brown County, and Brenda (Dale) Harden of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren, Faith, Marley, Alaina, Myklynn, Brylee, Blaine, Alexis, Magnolia and Beckett.

He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Douglas.

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