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Robert Elmer Doty, 87, of Fall Branch, Washington Co TN,
passed away April 4, 2010, at Holston Valley Medical
Center after an extensive illness.
Robert was born September 2, 1922, in Riverside, CA, to
Gilford and Viola Doty.
He moved to Kingsport, TN, in 1960 but has resided in Fall
Branch, TN, for the last 30 years.
Robert retired from Eastman Kodak Company after 44 years
of service as a maintenance supervisor. He was a veteran
of the United State Army, Company C, 44th Armored Infantry
Battalion during World War II, having served under General
George Patton in the European Theater. During the Normady
Battle of the Bulge he was awarded the silver and bronze
star. He was a member of Kingsport Masonic Lodge # 688,
F & AM, York Rite and a Jericho Shriner. The Liberty
Chapter Order of The Eastern Star #198.
He was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
five sisters and five brothers.
Survivors are his wife of 35 years, Lorraine Doty of the
home; daughter, Brenda Cates and husband Dennis, Greeneville,
TN; and step-son, J. Wayne Greene, Chuckey, TN; step-grand-
children, Chelsea, Donna Buckner, and Dean Cates; and
several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 6, 2010, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.,
at Colonial Heights Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m., with Pastor
Bob McNew, officiating.
Military Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday,
April 7, 2010, at 11 a.m., in East Lawn Memorial Park
conducted by The American Legion Color Guard. Family and
friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by
10:15 a.m. Pallbearers will be Bill Allen, Bill Sandidge,
Bill Craddock, Bruce Austin, and Steve McDonald. Honorary
pallbearers are Keener Depew, Tom Shanks, T. McDonald,
Bill Cox, Willis Hawkins, and special friend, Sam Rawls.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Heights
Baptist Church, 105 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, TN
37663. Please visit
to leave a condolence to the Doty family.
East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is honored to
serve Robert Doty's family.