James M. “Shorty” Douglass

James Milton “Shorty” Douglass, 96, of Frankfort, died November 23, 2023 at Wesley Manor.  He was born February 3, 1927 in Clinton County, Ind. to Earl Neely & Bernice (Stern) Douglass.  He married Patricia Anne Douglass on June 21, 1947 in Centralia, Illinois and she preceded him in death on June 17 2007.

James was a 1945 graduate of Kirklin High School.  He worked for Nickel Plate Norfolk & Western railroad as a switchman for 37 ½ years, retiring on August 8, 1988.  James was a member of the Scotland Christian Church, AARP-UTU and the John Purdue Club. During his younger years, he was very involved with youth baseball.  He enjoyed golfing, bowling and loved to travel.

James is survived by his sons:   Gregory J. (Kathy) Douglass of W. Lafayette, Craig A. (Deborah) Douglass of Frankfort, brother:  J. Wesley Douglass of Fort Wayne, 5 grandchildren:  Chad (Brenda) Douglass, Andrea (Gary) Drew, Allison (Derrick) Ridenour, Amy (Ron) Huelskamp and Joshua (Melissa) Douglass, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandson. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Megan Douglass and a brother, Dick Douglass.

Funeral Service:

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.   Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a condolence.