Roger Eugene Douglas


Roger E. Douglas, 66, of Hillsboro Ind., passed away Sunday May 12, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
He was born October 25, 1952, in Williamsport, Ind., the son of Eugene Kirk and Louise (Rhodenbaugh) Douglas.
He married Gretchen J. Uplinger on January 26, 1991, in Hillsboro.
Surviving family include his wife, Gretchen J. Douglas, Hillsboro; daughter, Racquel (Matt) Cosby, Waveland, Ind.; sisters, Carol Wolfe (Owen Keeling), Kingman, Brenda (Rick) Jones, Indianapolis, Sandra Zick, Attica; brother, Steven Douglas, Kingman; four stepdaughters, Buffy (Rachel) Wilson, Crawfordsville, Ind., Page Craft, Cayuga, Ind., Donna Faulkner, Danville, Ill., Tracy Bell, Indianapolis; stepson, Joe Douglas, Clinton, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, Carson Cosby, Sydney and Ben Trahan, Brittany Moody (Jon Polinski), Kandrea (Zeb) Britton, Scott (Taylen) Craft Jr., Abel Wilson, Michael (Jeanie) Rogers, Arie Rogers, Tiernan Bell, Landon Douglas; 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; a 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 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 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday, May 17, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg, Ind., with Helen Thomas officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. EDT Friday and continue until the time of service. Roger will be laid to rest at the VA National Cemetery in Danville, Ill., with military honors provided by American Legion Post 288.
Memorial contributions to American Legion Post 288. Online condolences at
Published on May 14, 2019
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2 posts

Jamie and Dohn Hutson
May 16, 2019
Carol, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and hugs🙏❤
Bob Mitchell
May 15, 2019
Very sorry to hear this. I worked with Roger at Olin in Covington. He was always a good guy. I knew his dad also. This is a shock to me. 66 is still young.May he rest in peace