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Neil Dougan

A memorial visitation for Robert “Neil” Dougan of Jackson, will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 10 a.m. to service time at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, west of Gordonville. The Rev. Scott Griffin will officiate, followed by military rites and interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Neil, 75, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The youngest of six children, Neil was born April 30, 1945, in St. Louis, to Forrest and Lorraine Willis Dougan.

Neil was a 1963 graduate of Cape Central High School. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps from Aug. 12, 1966 to Aug. 9, 1968.

He and Alberta Macke were married July 17, 1971. Neil was a journeyman for a UA Local 562 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.

After retirement, he enjoyed volunteering at the Cape County History Center, the Humane Society, and Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary. He was active in the Alzheimer’s Association, the Marine Corps League and the Vietnam Veterans Association.

Loving survivors include his wife, of nearly 50 years, Alberta Dougan of Jackson, four siblings, David (Vennie) Dougan of Florida, Sallie (the late Charles) Rendleman of Advance, Mona (the late Robert) Smith of Scott City, Beverly (Dennis) Clark of Cape Girardeau and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy (the late Charles Ramsey) of Jackson and Bonnie (the late Weldon) Macke of Gordonville, several nieces, nephews and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Sidney (Rosemary) Dougan.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates contributions to the Humane Society of Cape Girardeau, Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary or the charity of your choice.

To share an online condolence with the family, visit, go to Neil’s personal obituary page and click on the tribute wall tab.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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