Gil Ray McDougal, 52, of Martinsville passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
He grew up in Fort Wayne, where he spent his days on the baseball diamonds and football fields at Harding High School. Gil was a graduate of Ball State University and enjoyed his wild days as a BSU Cardinal, making friendships that lasted a lifetime.
Gil was a successful sales representative and business owner in Greenwood, owning and operating Mailboxes Etc. with his brother for 14 years. Gil loved his days at “the store” and his many customers who became like family and friends to him.
He also enjoyed living in the country, where he could fish any time he wanted, ride on his four-wheeler and walk with his beloved dog, Zeus. He loved Notre Dame football, the Indiana Hoosiers, the Ale Emporium, a great rack of ribs and chili on Sundays.
Most importantly, “Uncle Gil” loved his family. He was a devoted son to his parents, Fred and Ann McDougal, and remained close friends with his brothers, Greg and Geoff, throughout his entire life. His best role in life was as a beloved uncle to his nieces and nephews, Brea, Brennan, Cameron, Christopher and Cortney.
Uncle Gil was one of the first to arrive at the hospital to see his nieces and nephews after they were born. He enjoyed watching them grow up and always knew how to make them laugh. Uncle Gil made it to birthdays, graduations and ballgames whenever possible. Whether it was seeing niece Cortney in a prom dress, Brea flying around the bases in softball, Brennan playing basketball, or Cameron and Christopher pole vaulting, Uncle Gil was there to cheer for his nieces, nephews and their teammates. He was a devoted, loving fan and uncle.
Gil brought laughter and smiles to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by those who love him.
Gil was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Julia (Bowyer) McDougal.
Survivors include two brothers, Geoff (Lesley) McDougal and Greg (Pam) McDougal; and five nieces and nephews, Cameron, Christopher, Cortney, Brea and Brennan.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Stones Crossing Church, 7000 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood. Pastor Jim Teller will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
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