Thomas H. Doty I, 76

Thomas H. Doty I, 76, of Lincoln passed away at his home at 6:42 p.m. June 15, 2015 with family by his side.

Tom was born Nov. 17, 1938, in Liberty, the son of Robert A. and Leona Duggins Doty whom both preceded him in death, as well as his brother, Joe Doty. He married Joan M. Paddock-McDowell May 23, 1958 in Connersville. He later married Sandra M. Graham June 5, 1982 in Buffalo, Ill., and she resides in Lincoln.

Tom is survived by children: Tammy Doty (Larry ) Wilham of Elkhart; Terri Doty Draper of Lincoln; Tina Doty (Bob) DeVore of Akron; Tom (Shelly) Doty of Gillette, Wyo.; and Traci Doty of Dawson, Ill.; stepson Mitch (Missy) Graham of Lincoln and one step daughter: Val (Clem) Martin of Waynesville, Ill.; and one brother: Fred Doty of Cambridge City; 10 grandchildren: Josh (Sarah) Wilham of Elkhart; and their 2.5 children; Chad Draper of Wyoming and his five children; Dawn (Jeff Walker) Draper of Lincoln and their two children; Nichole (B. J.) Daniels of North Manchester, and their two children; Tenille (Silas) Zartman of Wabash; Robert (J.R.) DeVore of North Manchester; Jean Ann (Michael) Patrick of Akron and their one child; Kim DeVore and her one child of Napanee; Ashley (Russ) Terry of Heyworth, Ill., and their five children; Amber Doty and her two children of Gillette, Wyo.; Kayla Riedle of Macomb; and 18 great-grandchildren. 

Tom was an Electrician/Lineman for T&F Construction in Hagerstown, since 1969. He later moved to Illinois for a contract to build the Springfield Power Plant in 1972. He also worked for Egizii Electric retiring in 1998 at the age of 60. 

He was a member of the American Legion; Eagles Lodge 2708; NRA; IBEW Local 51; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Pension Member and the Alliance Retired Americans. He enjoyed piddling in his workshop, hunting, fishing and camping.

Tom requested to be cremated and private services will be held at a later date. 

Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association or to the Doty Family Reunion.

Arrangements were entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.


Posted on 2015 Jun 18