Douglas L. McDuffey, Sr. was born on June 27, 1945, as a twin with Darlene McDuffey, to Pauline Brown and Roscoe McDuffey. On August 17, 2019, the Lord called him home to eternal rest.
He was preceded in death by Darlene and his parents, along with his brother, Norman (Pete) Brown and sister, Ruth Ann White. His special niece, Brenda Johnson also preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Gloria Jane McDuffey of 52 years. They married on July 8, 1967. He also leaves his daughter, Michelle (Michael) McDuffey-Sam and sons, Ronnie Lee McDuffey, Indianapolis, and Douglas L. (Deborah) McDuffey, Jr., Shelbyville; grandchildren, Kennis, Dominique, Darius Baker and Keegan, Bailey, Ja’Ron and Eron McDuffey, and Michael Sam, Jr., all of Indianapolis; DaMiah and DaMiles McDuffey of Shelbyville; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Jack (Janet) McDuffey, of Franklin; and Michael McDuffey of Shelbyville, and sisster, Freda McDuffey of New Castle.
Douglas was an active member and trustee of Second Baptist Missionary Church.
He attended Shelbyville Central schools. He worked for many years at Overhead Door and Wellman Thermal Systems, both companies were located in Shelbyville, IN.
Douglas’ love for his family was no secret. He had a love for sports. He loved the Chicago Bears, the Indiana Pacers, and I.U. sports. He always supported his children and grandchildren in their sports activities as well.
Douglas McDuffey was a great example of what a husband, father, and grandfather should be.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church, 34 W. Hendricks Street, with Pastor Tony Lambert officiating. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. to time of service at the church.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Senior Services, 1504 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176 or Second Baptist Church.
Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the McDuffey family.
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