Published in the
Albia Union-Republican pg. 5
John L. Douglas, 56, of Rte. 5, Albia died Monday, Aug. 12, 1991, at Monroe County Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, the Rev. Jerrold Swinton officiating. Burial will be in oak View Cemetery with military rites.
He was born March 11, 1935, in Albia to John W. and Bertha Frazier Douglas. He married Kay Cosgrove Sept. 30, 1956, in Albia.
He was a lifelong resident of Albia and had served as a member of the Albia Police Department from 1958 to 1979. He was chief of police from 1966 until his retirement. He more recently worked as a parts man at Goff and Nash. He served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, SGT Kevin J. and SSG Kirk Douglas, both of Albia; a daughter, Kamarie Visser of Lovilia; six grandchildren; his mother, Bertha Evans of Albia; two brothers, Robert of Clinton and Richard of Marion; and five sisters, Louise Murphy, Lois Kendricks and Sharon tucker, all of Albia, Janice Jones of Des Moines and Diana Hood of Phoenixville, Penn
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother.
Visitation is open.
Arrangements made by Geyer-Nordstrom Funeral Chapel in Albia.
Memorials may be made to his church.
Published in the
Albia Union-Republican pg. 1
Former Chief of Police John L. Douglas, 56, of Albia, died Monday at Monroe County Hospital.
Douglas was a lifelong resident of Albia and had served as a member of the Albia Police Department beginning in 1958. He was promoted to Chief of Police in 1966 and served in that capacity until his retirement from the force in 1979.
Douglas was instrumental in several innovative concepts during his tenure as police chief, including the decision to move the police department from the police station to shared quarters with the sheriff's department, forming the Monroe County Law Center. He also enlarged the police department by one officer.
Prior to his joining the police department, Douglas served with the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He more recently worked as a parts man at Goff and Nash.
Douglas was the son of John W. and Bertha Frazier Douglas and he married Kay Cosgrove. They have two sons and a daughter.
Complete obituary information is on page 5.
God hath not
But God hath promised
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN L. DOUGLAS
March 11, 1935 August 12, 1991
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE
Thursday, August 15, 1991, 10:30 A.M.
Trinity United Methodist Church
Rev. Jerrold Swinton
"Ten Thousand Years"
VOCALIST & ORGANIST
Geyer-Nordstrom Funeral Chapel
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