James Douglas “Doug” Flanary, Sr., 87, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at 12:15 P.M. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his home.
Doug was born on March 17, 1931 in Crittenden County, Kentucky to James and Effie Flanary. He was a member of St. Mark Methodist Church (now Fountain Ave. United Methodist Church) and enjoyed both hunting and fishing. He was an auto mechanic for more than 50 years, twenty five of which were spent as the owner/operator of Doug’s Auto Service in Paducah. He will be remembered for his enjoyment of life, his smile and sense of humor, and his love of family, grandchildren and a multitude of “fur babies”.
Mr. Flanary is survived by his wife of 68 years, Verna Kathern Dailey Flanary; his daughters, Macie Flanary Tucker (David), of Mayfield, Kentucky, Kathy Flanary Osborne (Glenn), LaNita Flanary DVM, all of Paducah; his sons, James Douglas Flanary, II (Sharon), of Symsonia, Kentucky, Charles Thomas Flanary (Jenny), of Benton, Kentucky, his brother, Samuel Wayne Flanary, of Marion, Kentucky; his sister-in-law, Louise Flanary, of Princeton, Kentucky; his grandchildren, James Michael Tucker, John David Tucker, Elizabeth Ann Tucker Gordon, Benjamin Douglas Osborne, Ashley Lynn Flanary Jessup, James Douglas Flanary, III, Robert Andrew Tucker, Christian Thomas Flanary, Patrick Thomas Flanary, Brittany Kathern Osborne; his great grandchildren, Madison Grace Tucker, Lena Marie Osborne, Easton James Tucker, Knox Wayne Jessup, August James Flanary.
Mr. Flanary was preceded in death by his parents, James Isaac Flanary and Effie Ilene Belt Flanary; his brother, David Allen Flanary.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Steve Cavitt officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5-8:00 P.M. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave., Suite 214, Overland Park, KS 66202.