He was a retired tool and die maker.
Born in Memphis, Tenn., on May 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Robert Francis and Kate Louise (Gammons) Doty. On Nov. 11, 1960, in Piggott, Ark., he married Mildred Lavern Taylor, who preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2010.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Doty.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie and Mary Doty of Streator, Ill.; one sister, Linda White of McDonald, Tenn.; one brother, Frank Doty of St. Charles; three grandsons, Brooke Doty of Streator, Jason Doty of Ottawa, Ill., and Ronnie Doty, Jr. of Earlville, Ill.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 20, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 21, in the funereal home chapel. Interment will be in Rosewood Cemetery at Malden. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden is in charge of arrangements.