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Douglas Hillard Thomason
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Douglas H. Thomason, age 69 of Bourbon, Missouri passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Douglas Hillard “Doug” as he was known was born on September 11, 1948 to James E. and Marylee Evans Thomason in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. 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, on a shrimp boat as a cook in Louisiana and for 20 plus years, lived and worked for J.R. Dunn as a ceiling installer in Paulsbo, Washington. Doug suffered from Post Tramatic 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. Doug had made his home for the past year and a half 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. Sullivan Post

His is survived by his niece and caregiver, Rebecca (Steven) Harmon of Bourbon; one brother, Robert Thomason, Sr. of Mansfield, Texas; nieces and nephews, Lori (Stephen) Cozart of Wentzville, Frank (Shannon) Thomason of Mansfield, Texas, Jennifer Orton of Leasburg, Janice and Jill Thomason, Shawn and Scott Thomason of Colorado; 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 will be from 10:00 to 11:30 AM Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan with Graveside services at 1:00 PM on Thursday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri with full military honors. The Patriot Guard will lead the procession.

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and Bourbon, Missouri.

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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080





1:00 PM
National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks

2900 Sheridan Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63125

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National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks

2900 Sheridan Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63125


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