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Douglas Wayne Haigwood, 43, of Kimmell, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at Chain-O-Lakes State Park where he had been fishing on Mudd Lake.
Born on Jan. 24, 1971, in Kenneth, Mo., he was the son of Leland Wayne Haigwood and Ruth Elizabeth â€śRuthieâ€ť (Gargus) McKeever.
He grew up in Kokomo, and at age 16 he moved to Whitley County. He graduated from Whitko High School with the Class of 1989. Doug was a carpenter, with Carpenterâ€™s Union #232, Fort Wayne. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, listening to all types of music, NASCAR and all sports especially baseball. He played on a softball co-ed league and was planning on coaching a Little League baseball team this spring.
Survivors include his mother, Ruth Elizabeth â€śRuthieâ€ť McKeever of Columbia City; father, Leland Wayne (Sue) Haigwood of Evening Shade, Ark.; brothers, Christopher Patrick Haigwood of Columbia City; Gabriel Andrew (Krista) McKeever of Parker, Colo., fiancĂ©, Amy Buckles of Kimmell; three children, Sydney Beth, Gwendolyn Ruth and Wade Douglas Haigwood all of Portage, Mich. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Angelica Lynn Haigwood and stepfather, David McKeever.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Tash of New Hope Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be at Greenhill Cemetery. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.