Paul L. Douglas, 85, of Lincoln, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Born Sept. 19, 1927 in Sioux Falls, S.D. to Louis and Victoria (Karavasilis) Douglas. Married to Ardis Hunt. Joined U.S. Marines during WWII and served 2 years in the Pacific and China and was called back for the Korean War. Upon his return, he graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. and earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law. While in law school he was a member of Delta Theta Phi.
Paul served as County Attorney for Lancaster County for 15 years and also served as Nebraska Attorney General for 10 years. Past President of the Lincoln Bar Association, member of Nebraska State Bar Association, Past President of the Nebraska County Attorneys Association, a Director of the National Association of District Attorneys, member of the National Association of Attorney Generals, Past Chairman of the Nebraska Crime Commission, served on National Task Force on Crimes Against Big Business and on National Task Force on Private Security.
Paul was also a member of the Shrine, Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge #210, A.F. & A.M. and was a 33rd Degree Mason, Jesters, Green Fez, Eastern Star, Elks Lodge #80, American Legion Post #3, Foot Printers, Sowers Club, Jayceeniles and an avid fan of all University of Nebraska Sports. Paul was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and a member of the church's A.H.E.P.A. club.
Survivors include his wife, Ardis; numerous cousins and godchildren. Preceded in death by parents and one brother.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 950 North 63rd Street with Fr. Mark Curtright, Fr. Nick Klodnicki and Fr. James Dank officiating. A Trisagion service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 'O' St. Visitation will be with family from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 950 North 63rd, Lincoln, NE 68505 or donor's choice. Condolences online at www.roperandsons.com.