John Thomas Douglas

3 June, 19429 September, 2020

John Thomas Douglas, 78, of Kokomo, Indiana passed away on September 9, 2020. He was born on June 3, 1942 in Jefferson City, MO the son of Roy and Cleo (Clifton) Douglas. In 1981 he married Bonnie (Darling) Douglas who survives.

After 24 years of service, John retired from the Kokomo Sanitary Pottery. He also worked at Dietzen's Bakery for several years and 11 years at Wal-Mart. John enjoyed spending time with his family, old western movies, sports, John Deere tractors and his dogs Happy and Tula.

Surviving relatives include his wife; five daughters Donna Summers, Tammy Gaskins, Chris Douglas, Leanne (Minor) Canady, Nikkole (Mark) McMain; son Christopher Minor; grandchildren Johnna, Jennifer Lynn, Stevie, Tristyn, Jarrin, Jaden, Bailey; several great grandchildren; four sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and two brothers.

Memorial service will be 6:00 PM Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home 2097 West Alto Road Kokomo, Indiana 46902. Visitation will be 4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the funeral home. Online guest book at


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Donna Summers

15 September 2020

When my Dad and Dewey Bennett talked me into taking the training wheels off my bike little did I know a car come by and him and Dewey was checking it out Dad said keep it straight and keep going and going I did straight into the hedges and thrones with some stickers seems like I cried for ever lol gone But Will be FORGOTTEN SURE HOPE THOSE ANGELS KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE MUST BE SO NICE IN HEAVEN SINCE YOU ARRIVED SOME PEOPLE DONT GET TO MEET THEIR SUPERHERO I HAD A DAD THAT WAS MINE LOVE YOU DAD AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH

Keith Flick

11 September 2020

My fondest memory of John is when Tristyn and I would visit, he would always offer me a beer right away. Sometimes, he and I would chat over a couple of beers in the kitchen while the ladies chatted in the other room. We'd talk about IU basketball and MLB baseball mostly. Sometimes, John would tell me stories from his past. No matter what he talked about, I would take a genuine interest because he was just so full of wit and charm when he told them. I'd always laugh when he'd refer to people and objects as "jokers." From the first time I met John and shook his hand, he made me feel welcome in his home and a part of the family. Sometimes, you just get a good feeling about a human being and John gave me that feeling in an overwhelming way.
Over the four years I was lucky enough to know John, I grew to love that man. I will miss his warm greetings when we stop by the house, his smile, and his wonderful pragmatism and sense of humor. I know John is at peace now as bittersweet as that is. I'll hold on to his memory and remember him always, as he also had a big hand in shaping the life of woman I love, Tristyn, my future wife. A piece of John lives on in my Tristyn and everyone who had the immense pleasure of truly knowing him. He will be so missed.

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