Douglas Kent Anderson, 63 of Winchester IN left this world and entered into heavenly bliss on Saturday, August 27, 2022. He was born September 24, 1958 to Frank & Jackie (Gaylor) Anderson.
Doug grew up in Winchester. He graduated from Winchester Community High School in 1977. He appeared in several high school musicals. He married his high school sweetheart Debbie L. (Debrah) Ferguson and they started their life together on July 28, 1979. In the following years, they had three very special children, Darah C. (Dieter) Luedike of Winchester IN, Drew L. (Jessi Hunt) Anderson of Winchester IN, and Devin F. (Jess) Anderson of Hendersonville TN. Later he was blessed with three grandchildren, Denae C. (Sebastian Stewart) Anderson of Muncie IN, Derek L. Anderson of Muncie IN, and Damon R. Anderson of Winchester IN.
In his life, Doug was engaged in farming and was at one point a self-employed commercial chemical applicator. He was employed by Rickert Implement, Girton Auto Parts, Brown’s Warehouse, Farm Bureau Co-Op, Agri Care, Cook & Shannon’s, and Ohio Valley Gas. He performed with many local bands - The Jammin Bros Band, Sounds Unlimited, and Vital Force.
Doug toured the country for several years back in the 1990’s with a national performing band “The Fortunes”. Doug loved singing and preforming, but he missed his family dearly during that time. He decided to come back home in 1999 to be with his family where he was the happiest. He sang Christian music at his church, Saratoga United Methodist, for many years after he returned home.
Doug loved the outdoors. He loved clearing paths and making camping spots in the woods. He loved collecting all kinds of bug out gear so he could be ready at any time to survive outside. He loved relaxing around a campfire.
Doug is survived by his parents, Frank & Jackie Anderson, wife, Debbie, children, Darah, Drew, and Devin, and grandchildren, Denae, Derek, and Damon. He is also survived by his sisters, Donna S. (Gerry) Keesling of Richmond IN, Darinda J. (Randy) Wells of Winchester IN, his father-in-law Jack D. (Sandy) Ferguson, and his brother-in-law Jackie D. Ferguson of Colorado Springs, CO.
Doug was proceed in death by his maternal grandparents Norval & Donnabelle Gaylor, Marjorie Jones Gaylor, his paternal grandparents Charles & Marguerite Anderson, his maternal great grandparents Casey & Verda “Dottie” Jones, his mother-in-law Christinia L. (Wright) Ferguson.
A celebration of life Ceremony, led by Angela Smiley, will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, September 3, 2022 immediately followed by a time of fellowship with family and friends at the Farmland Friends Church, 8311 W State Road 32, Farmland, IN 47340. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winchester Community High School Music Department, 700 N. Union St., Winchester, IN 47394, in memory of Doug.
Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.