Roger E. Douglas, 66, of Hillsboro passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, Illinois.

He was born Oct. 25, 1952, at Williamsport, the son of Eugene Kirk and Louise (Rhodenbaugh) Douglas. He married Gretchen J. Uplinger on Jan. 26, 1991, at Hillsboro.

Surviving family include: his wife, Gretchen J. Douglas, Hillsboro; daughter Racquel (Matt) Cosby, Waveland; sisters, Carol Wolfe (Owen Keeling), Kingman, and Brenda (Rick) Jones, Indianapolis; brother Steven Douglas, Kingman; four step-daughters, Buffy (Rachel) Wilson, Crawfordsville, Page Craft, Cayuga, Donna Faulkner, Danville, and Tracy Bell, Indianapolis; step-son Joe Douglas, Clinton; sister Sandra Zick, Attica; 11 grandchildren, Carson Cosby, Sydney and Ben Trahan, Brittany Moody (Jon Polinski), Kandrea (Zeb) Britton, Scott (Taylor) Craft Jr., Abel Wilson, Michael (Jeanie) Rogers, Arie Rogers, Tiernan Bell and Landon Douglas; and eight great-grandchildren, Lakely, Milynn and Kinsley Craft, Kayleah and Alleigh Britton, Liam McGinnis, Conner and Harper Polinski, plus Baby Britton on the way.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Linda Davis; and three brothers, Robert, Clyde and Larry Douglas.

Roger graduated from Fountain Central High School, he served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps stationed in Panama. He was employed at Olin and Flexel near Covington for many years until its closure; he was then employed at the Indiana State Highway Garage for 15 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Post #288, the Moose Lodge in Crawfordsville and Am Vets in Rockville.

Roger loved being outdoors, and he loved to walk through this world; most times going many miles in a day. He had covered all the trails in most every Indiana state park, a routine day for him at Turkey Run State Park was to walk every trail in a single day. He enjoyed mushrooming, and he loved his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed just setting on his front porch in Hillsboro watching the world go by.

Funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, with Helen Thomas officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday and continue until the time of service. Roger will be laid to rest at the VA National Cemetery in Danville, Illinois, with military honors provided by American Legion Post #288.

Memorial contributions to American Legion Post #288.

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