Douglas A. Coryell, 68, of North Vernon passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at his home.
Born Nov. 5, 1943, in Midland, Texas, Douglas was the son of Elmer Harvey and Edna Marie (Pearson) Coryell. He married Paula R. Bingham on Dec. 24, 1989.
Mr. Coryell was a member of First Baptist Church in North Vernon, ABC Bowling League and Ducks Unlimited. He was employed with Chrysler in Indianapolis for 16 years and U.S. Sugar in Florida for 16 years. He also was employed with Prolift in Indianapolis for five years and waste management for five years.
Douglas enjoyed Mopar racing, NASCAR (he was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan), bowling, mushroom hunting, four-wheeling, cooking out, working in the garage and spending time with his family.
As a child his nickname was Little General. He built his first motor at the age of 12.
He is survived by his wife; his mother; three daughters, Mimi J. Coryell of Franklin, Shannon (Mike) Coldiron of Georgia and Jenny Lowery of Florida; three sons, Douglas J. (Bernice) Coryell and Mark A. (Brenda) Coryell, both of Franklin, and James Johnston of Indianapolis; two brothers, Terry (Dawn) Coryell of Trafalgar and Randy (Linda) Coryell of Franklin; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Mr. Coryell was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Coryell; a son, Michael Coryell; a brother, Noel Coryell; and a sister, Sherry Coryell.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m Saturday at First Baptist Church, 525 Hayden Pike, North Vernon. The Rev. Bob Weeks will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Sawyer Pickett Funeral Cremation Service, 115 S. State St., North Vernon, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family through the funeral home.
Family and friends are invited to sign Douglas’ online guestbook and light a candle in his remembrance at www.sawyerfuneral service.com.