John F. Doty, Sr. ’39 died Apr. 8 at his home in Winter Haven, Fla.. Born in Kyles Ford, Tenn., on Oct. 10, 1917, he came to Winter Haven from Rogersville, Tenn., in 1954.
He was the retired founder of Doty Farm and Garden Supply.
He was active in the community, having belonged to Kiwanis, Elks Club, Chamber of Commerce, and American Legion.
He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church for many years and served as an elder.
He was a veteran of WWII, having served as first lieutenant.
Mr. Doty was preceded in death by his wife, Anne G. Doty, a daughter, Frances Doty Hart, a brother, Roy A. Doty, and a sister, Ruth Doty Wheeler. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Robert D. Doty; three sons, J. Fred Seabolt-Doty, John F. Doty, Jr., William R. Doty (Cathy); three daughters, Barbara A. Doty, Susan Doty Griffis (Tom), and Helen D. Doty, 124 E. Lake Deer Dr. S.W., Winter Haven, FL 33880-2250; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as dear family friend and longtime bookkeeper, Alpha Howe.