Douglas Atteberry

July 19, 1932January 18, 2018

Douglas “Doug” Atteberry, age 85 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on January 18, 2018. Doug was born on July 19, 1932 in Flora, IL to Loren and Della (Lane) Atteberry. He married Barbara Choate in Fairfield, Il on August 31, 1952 and they have celebrated over 65 anniversaries. Doug enjoyed life with Barb and their family and accomplished much during his lifetime. He graduated from Decatur Barber College and was a barber for many years. He also was an account representative for WVLN Radio in Olney, Il for 7 years and had a weekly radio show featuring Jazz musical stylings. He later held that same position at WFIW Radio in Fairfield, IL for 20 years and continued sharing his love of Jazz music through his weekly radio show. Doug was a member of the First Christian Church at West Salem where he taught the adult Sunday School class for several years. It has been said of Doug: “He was a great example for other believers and also had such a nice smile and sense of humor”. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marian Larson. Left to enjoy special memories are his wife, Barbara, of West Salem, three sons: Phillip (Susan) Atteberry of Titusville, PA, Mark (Marilyn) Atteberry of Kissimee, FL and Scott (Dana) Atteberry of Albion,IL, 5 grandchildren: Michelle (Jimmy) Messina, Douglas Atteberry, Robert (Maki) Atteberry, Ty Atteberry and Maia Atteberry and 4 great grandchildren: Griffin, Alyssa, Alexis and Axl. A visitation will be held from 9AM to 11AM on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the First Christian Church in West Salem. A Celebration of a Life Well-Lived will follow at 11AM. A private burial will take place at a later date. Online condolences and fond memories may be left for the family at Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Celebration of a Life Well Lived Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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Lynn Yates

January 25, 2018

Barb and family, my deepest sympathies. Love and Hugs.

David McConnell

January 24, 2018

Dear Barb, Phil, Mark, Scott, and families,
May God bless you and give you His special strength, peace and comfort. I was very sorry to read about Doug's passing. Praise God for the assurance and hope that we have in Jesus. I was hoping that I might be able to come to the services today, but things did not work out for that to happen. I will be praying for your family today.
Your friend and brother in Christ,
David McConnell

Terry Stevenson

January 22, 2018

Barb and family
Debbie and I want to extend our sincere condolences. Doug's love and passion for God, family, friends and jazz served as an inspiration to all who knew him.
His great wit will be missed.
Doug explained to me the beauty of jazz was the authentic response to life, all of life, from elation to heartbreak. We are blessed our response to this heartbreak is we can lean on God's love and grace.