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Douglas Lloyd Ploughman, age 70, of Greenville, passed away at home on Thursday, November 29, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice. The son of Blanch (Musser) & Willis Ploughman, he was born on New Year’s Day, January 1, 1942 in Greenville and was a U.S. Army veteran.

On June 10, 1972, in Greenville, he married Sandra L. Wells. For most of his working years, Doug was self-employed as a roofing and siding contractor. He had a life long love of music, playing guitar, and singing — but found his greatest joy in time spent with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Rex Stanton in 1966; his step-father, Emory L. Harris in 1973; and his mother, Blanch Harris in 2001.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Sandy Ploughman of Greenville; his children, Douglas L. & Suzette Ploughman II, Michelle Pahl & Ed Reynolds, Connie & Steve Cooper, Jerry & Derek Campbell, Craig Leland, Charles Leland, and Mike Leland; two sisters, Jerry Ann Estep and Donna Headley, both of Stanton; four brothers, Robert & Jenny Harris of Trufant, Larry & Ann Harris of Six Lakes, Jim Harris of Howard City, and Chuck & Betty Harris of Sheridan; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild with the second on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where memorial services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Joel Heron, lead pastor of Greenville Community Church, will officiate and a luncheon will follow at Greenville Community Church. Honoring Doug’s wishes, cremation has taken place and private interment will be at West Montcalm Cemetery. Envelopes for memorial contributions are available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Doug’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on November 29, 2012 at 12:00 am

    A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Douglas L. Ploughman.


    Mary Blanding

    So worry for your lose. I remember Doug when he would come out to my grandparents George and Liz Mangus home on Bricker Rd. I will remember a very nice man and I know my mom and dad Roger and Nancy Larsen liked him to, Im sure they all were there to greet Doug and the party will continue like it used to at the farm.


    chris jeffrey

    my thoughand pray
    goes out to the familey


    Allen mason

    Sorry for your loss. I loved him like he was my dad. In my eyes he is the last of a dying breed. I’m very thankful I got to meet and know him. Anybody who knew Doug is at a loss. Last of the old school outlaws. Love you all.


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