Leslie Argyl “Les” Douglas, 86, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Les was born in Martins Ferry, OH on February 18, 1931, the son of the late Jess and Helen (Ward) Douglas.
He was a retired teacher and guidance counselor at Martins Ferry High School. Leslie was a former mayor and president of city council of Martins Ferry. He also initiated the Hall Of Honor of M. F. Les was a member of the Ohio River Valley Elks Lodge, Past Exalted Rulers Association, American Legion, Ohio City Lodge #486, Honorary member of the Vigilant Fire Dept., Rotary Club all of Martins Ferry. He was also a member of the former V.F.W. and the Redman’s Lodge.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Florence Richards
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Briggs) Douglas; three sons, Charles I. (Laura) Douglas and Richard L. Douglas both of Martins Ferry, James W. (Gena) Douglas, Georgetown, KY; daughter, Kathryn L. (Alvin) Reed, Bridgeport, OH. He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry where friends will be received Wednesday 12 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 1 p.m.
Mausoleum Entombment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.
The M. F. Fire Department will hold services Wednesday at 6:30 followed by the Elks at 7 p.m.
The Belmont Co. Veterans Association will give military honors at Holly Memorial Gardens.
Condolences to the family may be made by signing the guestbook online at kellerfuneralhome.com.