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Gerald "Jerry" Wayne Douglas

Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Douglas was born June 4, 1942 in Salem, Missouri, the son of Willard and Jewell (Coleman) Douglas. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Navy. Before retirement, he worked as a manager for Southwestern Bell. Survivors include: his wife, Sandy Douglas of Ozark; a son, Greg Douglas and wife Stacey of Ozark; a daughter, Michelle Gordon of Ozark; his grandchildren, Corey Hastings, Hunter Douglas, Evan Gordon and Brynn Gordon; along with two great grandchildren. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. No services are planned at the is time.

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I want to share my deepest sympathies do you and your family I attended Hillsboro high school class of 62 my strongest memory of Jerry was the night we played basketball Hillsboro versus Crystal city Missouri. Their big man was Bill Bradley and our big man was Bob Smith and his brother Eddie. Coach assigned Jerry to guard Bradley, And boy did Jerry Do his job. Bradley was very limited to his scoring due to Jerrys excellent coverage of Bradley. Bradley was very limited in scoring. Hillsboro won!!! It was covered state wide by print & radio. Schools canceled games to attend or listen on radio. Jerry was the reason we won. Smith bros did most of the scoring but Jerry efforts won the game. Im sorry I didnt meet Jerry as adults, I to retired from SBC, Lake Ozark, Jeff City area. May God Bless you & family. Jerry was a great individual, what a tragic loss. Dale & Judy Childress, Sullivan, Mo.

Judy Childress Oct 9 2021 12:00 AM