Dr. Jerry A. Doornbos, 75, Scott City, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, at the Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Scott City, with Rev. Scott Wagner, Steve Payne and Don Williams presiding. Burial will follow in the Scott City Cemetery.
Jerry was born on Aug. 31, 1938 in El Dorado, the son of H. Clair and Mildred (Wilson) Doornbos. A lifetime resident of Scott City, he was a veterinarian, farmer and stockman. He graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Sciences in 1960 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1962.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Scott City and served as a deacon for the church for many years. He was a lifetime member of Kansas State University Ahearn Club and Kansas State University Alumni Association. He was also a member of the Kansas Livestock Association, Farm House Fraternity, KVMA and Scott City Investors Club.
Jerry was active as board of director for Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas, Garden City, for over 20 years. He served on the advisory board of both the KSU Ahearn and KSU Alumni Association. He also served on the Scott County School Board for 10 years and president for two years.
He had the greatest love for his alma mater, Kansas State, and celebrated 50 years of the Scott City Fry under his leadership last May.
On Aug. 27, 1961, he married Mary J. Beach in Scott City. She passed away on June 11, 2013, in Auburn, Ala.
His survivors include: son, Stuart Doornbos of Scott City; daughter, Sara Doornbos and husband, Dr. W. Wes Williams of Auburn, Ala.; grandson, Creighton Williams of Auburn, Ala.; brothers, James and Norma Doornbos and Larry and Jane Doornbos, all of El Dorado; sisters, Mary and Jay Young of Cassoday, Cheryl and Ancil Juby of Casper, Wyo., and Sharon and Terry Funk of El Dorado; brother-in-law, Dr. Terry and Martha Beach of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Sharilyn and Dr. Doug Young of Tahlequah, Okla.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Christian Church or K-State Beef Cattle Research, in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Scott City, KS 67871.