Douglas "Doug" Ray Anderson

May 9, 1956September 10, 2018
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Douglas Ray “Doug” Anderson, age 62, of Bloomington, died Monday afternoon (09/10) at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice House. Born May 9, 1956 in Bloomington, he was the son of Richard W. and Ruby Glodyne (Payne) Anderson. Doug was an engineer with Vectren (Indiana Gas Company). He also co-owned Anderson Excavating and Lawn Care Service. Doug was an antique car and truck enthusiast and loved attending Barrett-Jackson auctions in Las Vegas. He also enjoyed bush hogging and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Doug was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church in Dolan. Doug is survived by his loving wife, Carole (Richardson) Anderson, of Bloomington; his mother, Ruby Glodyne Anderson, of Bloomington; two daughters, Shannon (Mikey) Jones, of Bloomington and Michelle (Rick) Moore, of Bloomington and one son, Nathan (Emily) Anderson, of Bloomington; one sister, Shirley (Raymond) Hankins, of Conway, Arkansas and three grandchildren, Riley, Kayla, and Josie. Doug was preceded in death by his father and one sister, LeAnna Beth Anderson. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home at 4150 E. Third St. with Pastor Rick Armoire officiating. Burial will follow at Payne Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the New Prospect Baptist Church or Maple Grove Christian Church. Online condolences may be given at


  • Riley Moore
  • Nathan Anderson
  • Mikey Jones
  • Rick Moore
  • John VanDeventer
  • Gabe Campbell
  • Noble Morris
  • Glen Robinson

  • New Prospect Baptist Church
  • Maple Grove Christian Church


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 14, 2018

Douglas "Doug" Ray Anderson

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Tami Scism (Robinson)

September 14, 2018

My Thoughts & Prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
Hold on tight to all of the wonderful memories.

Nick Dearing

September 14, 2018

Doug was more than a co-worker to me. He was my mentor and friend. When I started at Vectren, he took me under his wing and laid the foundation for my career. He taught the way I learn best - hands on and in the field, taking me to project sites and explaining the world of natural gas to me. After I transferred from the Bloomington office, he was always a phone call or e-mail away when I had questions. When we weren't talking about work, we were talking about 4-H, cars and equipment. At meetings, we would always discuss the latest Barrett-Jackson or Mecum Auction, how my kids and his grandkids did at their respective county fairs and the newest tractor or implement he got for his side-business. He was a great man and I am happy to have gotten to know him these last 7 years. He will be missed.

Ann Chafin

September 13, 2018

Doug & sister, Shirley, grew up surrounded by cousins, including my own children. Doug was as mischieveous as the next kid. But I don’t remember ever hearing that he drove a car irresponsably or caused his parents grief. He was taught to take good care of things—and carried those lessons over to his own home and vehicles. Probably the most important thing to Doug was his family. He was a devoted husband, an excellent father to his children, and he adored his grandchildren. He was blessed to marry Carole (they were both just out of high school), and he could not have found a more loving, devoted wife—one in a million! God bless this sweet family. Doug is leaving a big hole in their hearts, but they are strong in the faith and will carry on with lots and lots of loving memories. Sending love, Aunt Ann

Michael Scales

September 13, 2018

I will have Doug's family and friends in my thoughts and prayers. Doug must have been about three years old when I met him at New Prospect Baptist church when my father became the pastor there. I didn't really know him during his adult life, but I know that if he was an Anderson, he was a good person and I can tell from the photos and comments that he was a wonderful father, husband and grandfather. I am saddened by the news of his passing, but I know he is in the loving presence of his father and sister and, of course his Lord. May his loved ones be granted peace during this challenging time.
Michael J. Scales

Sheila Bruce

September 13, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Doug was a great guy. I'm so glad I got to know him. Whether we were at a basketball game, or a pig show or auction, he always had a smile on his face. Looking through these photos, the thing that hits me hardest is his love for his grandkids. And while I hurt for all of you, I hurt the most for Riley, because I know what losing a pappaw is like for a boy who is as close to his pappaw as Riley was to Doug. We love you all and will be praying for peace and comfort. Remember that you haven't lost him, he's just go on ahead.

Cecilia Long

September 13, 2018

Always had a smile on his face rip Doug

Gary Clark

September 13, 2018

I’ll always remember Doug as a good nearly life long neighbor. The times when we visited his great grandparents Sunday afternoons as kids with several of his other relatives. Times when I was a little wilder driving around the country roads with Doug and some other friends. The time I had a calf with its head stuck in the gas meter. I was lost with what to do. Doug came to the rescue. Doug will be sadly missed by many including me. Gary B Clark

Norma Hall

September 13, 2018

I certainly remember Doug. From Dolan, church and school. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family.

kevin hunter

September 13, 2018

Nate and family,

We are so sorry about the passing of your father, he was a nice man, always friendly. You are in our thoughts.

Kevin Hunter family

Mila McCullough-Norman

September 11, 2018

Doug will be sorely missed in the community. He was a great man, with strong family values. His parents did a superior job raising him. Doug and I were such good buddies in early childhood. I will miss him but will forever have memories from the 50s and 60s growing up in Dolan riding bicycles up and down Old 37 with Doug
Carol Lynne you have lost your dearest Doug and my sympathies are with you, his children/grandchildren and Gloydne. My heart is so saddened