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Louis Jesse Douthitt
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Birth: May 11, 1921
Wingo
Graves County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 29, 2004
Paducah
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA

Tech Sargent during World War II. He was stationed at Eglin Field Army Air Corps base in Eglin Field, Florida. He was present when the 5 planes that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle took off from the base and had just greeted all of the pilots before they took off. After retiring from the Army he later went on to become an insurance agent and a Church of Christ minister.He never accepted pay for his ministry, and always put the check he was given for preaching back in the collection plate. He was also well-known for being a nephew of the famous Douthitt brothers, and as a CPA who helped the elderly and needy with their taxes without charging a cent for filling out their returns. In November of 1966, he was walking beside railroad tracks to an insurance client at Paducah, Kentucky when he was knocked down by a board sticking out of a train that was going by and dragged by the train. Despite losing two fingers on his writing hand in the accident, he was still able to maneuver the hand enough to continue writing and filling out forms. On May 29,2004, just 18 days after his 83rd birthday, he suffered a massive stroke while sleeping. He was rushed first to Murray-Calloway County hospital and then to Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. where he died 8 hours after having the stroke. He was my grandfather on my mother's side, and he and my grandmother had been married 61 years at the time of his death. They had been childhood sweethearts before that. 
 
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 Parents:
  Noah Earl Douthitt (1894 - 1979)
  Ruth Cameron Douthitt (1894 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Reba Dean Martin Douthitt (1924 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  David Douthitt (1920 - 1920)*
  Louis Jesse Douthitt (1921 - 2004)
  Ray Douthitt (1930 - 1992)*
  John G. Douthitt (1932 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wingo Cemetery
Wingo
Graves County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Tim Crutchfield
Record added: Jun 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8862386
Louis Jesse Douthitt
Added by: Tim Crutchfield
 
Louis Jesse Douthitt
Added by: Tim Crutchfield
 
Louis Jesse Douthitt
Added by: Tim Crutchfield
 
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- R I P
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014

- Shock
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
My father was also in W W 2. He was at Normandy invasion. Thank you for your service.
- Anne
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
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