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John Douglas Doty, 62, of Doty Chapel Road, Afton, Greene
Co TN, died Sunday evening, June 7, 2009, at the Johnson
City Medical Center, Johnson City, Washington Co TN.
Mr. Doty retired from A&L Construction Company at Tennessee
He was a member of Doty's Chapel United Methodist Church
and attended Cross Anchor Presbyterian Church in Greene Co.
His family stated that he enjoyed working on the family
farm, the historic Doty farm in Northern Greene Co TN,
where he was born and raised. He was known as a master
craftsman, building and repairing anything and everything
including houses, toy chests and antique cars. Most of all
he enjoyed being 'Poppy' to his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Doty and
Helen Doty Loyd.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Doty; a son and
daughter-in-law, Dr. John Douglas Doty II and his wife,
Nicole, of Huntersville, NC; a daughter and son-in-law,
Margaret Anne and Kevin Forni of Nashville, TN; a stepson,
Scott Weems of Greeneville, TN; a stepdaughter, Carmen
Weems of Afton, TN; four grandchildren, John Douglas 'Jack'
Doty III, Lily Weems, Cadence King, and Mary Weems; a
sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Dr. A.L. Duckworth
Jr. of Greeneville, TN; his special aunts, Charlotte Doty
of Afton, TN, Ruby Shanks and her husband, Bill, of
Surgoinsville, TN, and Jessie Reeves of Rogersville, TN;
his mother-in-law, Mary Ruth Malone of Afton, TN; several
nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; his
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Freddie and Marlene
Malone of Greeneville, TN, and Agnes and James Williamson
of Dutton, ALA.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at Kiser-Rose
Hill Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday
morning, June 11, 2009, at Doty's Chapel UM Church with
interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ronnie Duncan
and the Rev. A.C. Cobble will officiate. Pallbearers will
be J. D. Lowe, Kevin Pierce, Doug Woolsey, Roger Woolsey,
David Matthews, Jeff Weems, Donald Weems, Freddie Malone,
Mike Starnes, and other close friends.
The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30
minutes prior to the service.
Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home is serving the Doty family.