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Kenneth Douglas Truckey

Doug Truckey, age 80, of Vicksburg, passed away with family by his side on March 1, 2020. Doug was born on February 15, 1940 to Francis and Helen (McElevain) Truckey. Following his wishes, cremation has taken place. Doug is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jan; his children: Scott (Susan) Truckey, Jeff (Jean) Truckey, Brian (Karen) Truckey and Lori (Jacob) Bittle; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Dennis and his brother Frances Jr and his sister Sandra. Doug enjoyed woodworking and watching westerns on TV. He loved spending time with his family and lived for his grandchildren. He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing as well as trap shooting. Doug retired from Fox River Paper Company after 17 years. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force for 6 years. He was very patriotic all his life. Please visit Doug’s memory page at www.mccowensecord.com where you can leave a memory for his family.

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Sending my prayers for Jan and family. Doug was always ready with a smile and silly joke. Will be greatly missed by family and friends. Bonnie and Harry Miller

Bonnie Mar 3 2020 2:03 PM

RIP Doug. So sorry for your loss Jan. In my thoughts and prayers

Barb Schabes Mitchell Mar 2 2020 8:57 PM

Sure miss gramps already! Grandpa was one of my biggest supporters, whether it was teaching me how to hunt, coming to horse shows, rewarding for good grades in school, or having a child, he was always there! I will never forget the wonderful memories we shared, & some of my favorites were shared with him before he passed. Ill name a few; going to the Vicksburg Paper Mill when he was working, because I had a loose tooth. Grandpa always gave us grandkids a dollar if he could pull our teeth, haha. A few other favorite memories would shooting my first buck & turkey hunting with him. He always said animals would just fall over in front of me because I seemed to have good luck. I truthfully think the luck came from him. The last one Ill name is when I brought Lucas (my son) over to see him for the first time. Grandpas face lit up like Christmas morning. He immediately nick named him Herk & later called him Lukey-Dukey. Grandpa sure was a special man & will forever be missed! Your Katester, Katiedid, Blondie loves you!

Katie McMillan Mar 2 2020 8:09 PM

Grandpa Doug was strong, tough, had the greatest sense of humor, and was the greatest Grandpa in the world. It didn't matter where I was in life, I always knew Grandpa loved me. He was the perfect example of showing love without ever saying the word. In 32 years, I never heard him say it. But in those 32 years, I never doubted his love one time. It was all in his smile, when he saw his Grandkids. It was in the tone of his voice when he talked with us. It was in his eyes, when he spoke of us. I am so grateful to have seen Grandpa with the younger Grandkids/Great Grandkids. It was easy to take for granted just how special Grandpa was when I was a kid. But as I became a teenager/young adult, I got to really understand how much Grandpa loved his Grandkids. I got to hear him sing the praises of Jacob and Logan. I got to see his excitement when Paige went off to the Navy. I got to see him pucker his lips and give Clara a kiss. My memories of my Grandpa are endless and like my Grandpa, will never be forgotten. Thank you for being a wonderful example. Thank you for loving me for me. Thank you for having that same excitement in your voice whenever you saw me. "ANNNdrew!!" I LOVE YOU Grandpa!

Andy Truckey Mar 2 2020 7:03 PM