Everett J. Douce, age 94, died Monday, April 11
, 2022, at Presidential Acute Care Center in Marion, Ohio. On June 1
, 1927, he was born the third son of R. Earl Douce and Elva (Wagner) Douce. Everett leaves behind the love of his life, Frances (Fox) Douce, who he married on August 30
, 1953. They enjoyed 68 years together and raised three children, Sue Ann (Dwight) Miller, Allen (Cathy) Douce, and Tad (Lori) Douce. They had six grandchildren, Caleb (Jaime) Douce, Jenna (Rob) Walter, Nicole (Aaron) Chupp, Tyler Miller, Savannah Douce, Gabriel Douce, and five great-grandchildren, Morgan, Makenna, Kate, Kanen, and Quinn. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Lowell and William (Bill) Douce. He was involved in agriculture all his life. He farmed, raised registered Shropshire sheep, worked for the Ohio Grain company for 12 years, and was manager of the Prospect Farmers Exchange for 15 years. He was a former member of the Marion County Senior Fair Board, Marion County Sheep Improvement Committee, and the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation Committee. Everett accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He was an active member of Gideons International for over 65 years and was an active member of Martel United Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday
school teacher for over 65 years. He also served as Tully Township Clerk for 24 years and then served as a township trustee for an additional 20 years. He loved people! He has donated his body to the Ohio State Medical College, so there will be no funeral. The family will be accepting friends and loved ones for visitation from 4 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, April 14
, at Martel United Methodist Church in Martel, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at Martel United Methodist Church at 11 AM on Saturday, April 16
, with visitation available with the family at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Martel United Methodist Church or donate Gideon Bibles In Memory of Everett Douce at: https://www.sendtheword.org
The family wants to thank the staff of Presidential Acute Care Center and Kindred Hospice of Marion for their exceptional care of Everett during his final days.