March 12, 1936 – April 20, 2020
Gene “Shorty” Douglas age 84 years, of Bentonville, Ohio passed away Monday, April 20, 2020. Gene was born March 12, 1936 in Maysville, Kentucky to the late Kate Douglas Barbee. Besides his mother he is preceded in death by his brother James “Doodle” Douglas.
Gene was a member of the New Hope Christian Church and attended Augusta Christian Church. Survivors include his wife Pam Douglas of Bentonville, OH; son Rick Douglas & Elaine of Morehead, KY; daughter Donna Breeze & Allen of Winchester, TN; step daughters April Hyatt & John of Flemingsburg, KY; Angela Reaves & Josh of Manchester, OH; sister Dora McBride of Maysville, KY; grandchildren Chelsea Douglas; Kari Smith & Davis; Haley Brannon & Josh; Zachary, Austin & Macy Hyatt; Kyle & Karson Reaves; great grandchildren Ben Smith and James Smith.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, there will be a private funeral service with a graveside service on Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Manchester Cemetery at 11:30 A.M. with Bruce Heller officiating. The Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials can be made in Gene’s memory to Vitas Hospice.Family and friends can sign Gene’s online guestbook at www.meekerfuneralhomes.com