Ronald Doty

Born: Thu., Apr. 3, 1941
Died: Sun., Jul. 16, 2017


12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 22, 2017
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

4:00 PM Sat., Jul. 22, 2017
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Music by The Piano Brothers

Columbus Grove, Ohio

On July 16, 2017, while those who loved him were by his side saying good-bye, in another place sounds of "Here comes Roughhouse" could be heard.

Ronald Doty and his twin brother Don, where born April 3, 1941, in the living room on Plum Street, Columbus Grove, to Jim and Lois (Barkimer) Doty.  They both preceded him in death.  He was a loyal and loving son to his mother throughout her life.

Ron always felt he had a great childhood.  The Village of Columbus Grove was his playground.  He said there wasn't a tree he didn't climb.  Ron graduated from Columbus Grove High School, class of 1959.  At age 18, he began working at Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant and retired after 35 years of employment.

In 1963, he married Barbara Adams, and they spent nearly 54 years as husband and wife.  They raised two children:  Cheryl Lynne Doty (DeAnne Krouse) and Chris Doty, both of Columbus.  In 2002, he became a grandfather and that gave him bragging rights about having the best grandson ever, Alex Doty of Columbus.

Ron loved living in Columbus Grove; a place where you wave to everyone you pass on the street and where neighbors help neighbors.  He liked walking and bicycling, playing cards with friends, traveling, reading on his deck, woodworking and collecting Columbus Grove postcards and memorabilia.  Ron was very patriotic and showed his love of country by proudly flying the stars and stripes.  He also loved his Buckeyes and Bulldogs.  But his favorite times were those spent with family, his children, grandson, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and his Barbie.

Ron is survived by his siblings: Pat (Tom) Smith of Pickerington, Doris (Bill) Snoke, Jim (Carol) Doty both of Columbus Grove, his twin brother Don (Jane) Doty of Lima, Jerry Doty of Columbus and JoLynn Yates of Columbus Grove; his sisters in-law: Connie Adams of Albuquerque, NM and Mary K. Adams of Bakersfield, CA and his brother in-law: Jim (Vi) Adams of Bakersfield, CA.  He was preceded in death by his younger brother Larry Doty and sister in-law Judith L. Doty.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm (noon)- 4:00pm, Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  A Celebration of Life service will begin at 4:00pm with Rev. Daniel J. Doty officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Grove Band Boosters or Putnam County Habitat for Humanity.

"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes, because for those who love with their hearts and soul there is no such thing as separation."-RUMI

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Diane Fackler
   Posted Thu July 20, 2017
To the family of Ron Doty. I am very sorry to hear that Ron passed away. He had a great sense of humor and he always had a smile on his face. I always liked to hear his stories when he came into my barber shop, many were about his family. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

June Colley
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
Cheryl and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel this road. May God keep you close in his care and love.


   Posted Fri July 21, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Diane Brown.

My deepest sympathy to the Doty family during this difficult time. Hold on to your memories. Diane Brown

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