Born: September 13, 1957
Died: April 21, 2014
George Anthony Douglas Jr., 56, of Ottawa, Illinois, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford.
Born September 13, 1957, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of George and Judy (Lear) Douglas, George was a transmission-repair shop manager for many years before becoming a professional truck driver.
He was a 27-year member of Alcoholics Anonymous and a member of Christ Community Church, where he went to Bible study and was a community volunteer.
He is survived by his son, John (Michelle) Douglas; life friend, Barbara Wolf; grandchildren, Jessica (Andrew) Lawrence, C.J. King and Jerome Johnson; great-granddaughter, Anessa Lawrence; brothers, Kevin (Janet) Douglas and Steve (Mary) Douglas; sisters, Kim (Jason) Wagner and Terry (Tom) Klum; mother, Judy Douglas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, George; and sister, Debbie.
The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Cremation will follow at Anderson Funeral Home Crematory.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the George A. Douglas Jr. Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.