He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of Lakeview Missionary Baptist Chrch, American Legion and a Kentucky Colonel.
He was the son of the late Earl and the late Jewel Barnwell McDougal
He is also survived by his wife, Dorothy McDougal of Benton; four daughters, Suzette Story, Possum Trot, Vickie Vied, Symsonia, Patricia Travis, Benton, Joy Park, Sharpe; two sons, David McDougal, Almo, Gary Dean McDougal, Possum Trot; three step-daughters, Diana Hill, Lowes, Janice Thurston, Reidland, Peggy Pence, Chilichote, Ohio; one step-son, Roy Gene Downs, Possum Trot, one sister, Molly Alice Sanders, Cali.; one brother: Dwayne McDougal, Michigan City, Ind.; 30 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louella Young McDougal. step-daughter, Cathy Gray; step-son, Jerry Downs; five brothers and three sisters.
A funeral service was held at Collier Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 6. The Rev. Kenneth Puckett and Rev. Brad White officiated. Interment followed at Wilson Cemetery, Benton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church, 2877 Lakeview Church Rd, Benton, KY 42025.