Michael Douglas "Doug" Van Hoose

September 6, 1958 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 61)


Michael Douglas "Doug" Van Hoose, 61, of Bourbon County, passed away the morning of November 9, 2019 after a long battle with respiratory disease.  He was born on September 6, 1958 in Middletown, Ohio to the late James Willard Van Hoose and Mary Cole.

Doug was a longtime resident of Bourbon County.  He was a well known jokester, a story teller and an avid supporter of alternative medicine.  Doug loved watching old westerns and UK Basketball, listening to old rock & roll music, spending time with his family and making people laugh.  Doug always did his best to make people smile and his infectious laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by three sons, Caleb Van Hoose, Lucas Van Hoose and Caden Van Hoose; two daughters, Christy Knight and Beth Ann Van Hoose; two brothers, David Van Hoose and Tim Van Hoose; four sisters, Kimberli Davis, Pamela Wagoner, Brenda Van Hoose and Melissa Phillips and six grandchildren, Austin Knight, Walker Knight, Trevor Wells, Brooklynn Van Hoose, Cole Van Hoose and Lucas Van Hoose, Jr.

Preceded in death by his parents, James Willard Van Hoose, Louisa Brewer Van Hoose and Mary Alexander Cole.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Volunteer Fire Department in North Middletown.  All friends are welcome to attend.  Come as you are, as Doug would want.

In-lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in Doug's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to Autism Speaks.  Live plants are welcome.

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