Douglas H. Thomason
Douglas H. Thomason, age 69, of Bourbon, MO passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Douglas “Doug” Hillard was born on September 11, 1948, to James E. and Marylee Evans Thomason in Cape Girardeau, MO. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Doug was very patriotic and proud of his service to his country. He traveled around the country and lived and worked in nearly every state. He drove a truck for many years, worked as a security guard, was employed as a cook on a shrimp boat in Louisiana and for 20 plus years, he lived and worked for J.R. Dunn as a ceiling installer in Paulsbo, Washington. Doug suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; however, he never let it keep him down. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and adult coloring (which relieved his stress). For the past year and a half, Doug had made his home with his niece, Becky, and her husband, Steven. He enjoyed the solitude of living in the country with his family, who loved him dearly, and will miss him greatly. Doug was a lifelong member of the V.F.W. Post in Sullivan.
Doug is survived by his niece and caregiver, Rebecca Harmon (Steven) of Bourbon; one brother, Robert Thomason, Sr. of Mansfield, TX; nieces and nephews, Lori Cozart (Stephen) of Wentzville, Frank Thomason (Shannon) of Mansfield, TX, Jennifer Orton of Leasburg, Janice and Jill Thomason, Shawn and Scott Thomason of CO; great-nieces and nephews, Austin Cencelewski, Dylan Harmon, Rachel, Dakota and Jeremiah Orton, Journey and Myranda Thomason, Tice Thomason and Oliver Cozart; other relatives and many friends.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Marylee (Evans) Thomason Bustler; his step-father, Frank Bustler; his brother, John E. Thomason; two nieces, Megan Cencelewski and Jordon Orton and one nephew, Robert Wynn Thomason, Jr.
Visitation was held from 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan. Graveside Services were held 1 p.m., Thursday, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with full military honors. The Patriot Guard lead the procession.
All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan and Bourbon, MO.