Edwin Oscar Doty


Birth: October 7th, 1928
Death: October 16th, 2014
Age: 86 years
Residence:Houghton Lake
Previous Residence(s):Redford Township
High School:Fordson in Dearborn -
Survived By: Surviving Mr. Doty are his five children, Gloria (Stanley) Coveleski of Dexter; Robert (Janet) Doty of Highland, Henry Doty of Houghton Lake, Lawrence (Dawn) Doty of Tecumseh and Frances Doty of Ann Arbor; five step children, Gloria O'Dell of North Carolina, Ruth(John) Sanker of Prudenville, Susanne(Robert) Anderson of Florida, Henry Ball of Houghton Lake, and Joseph Ball of Houghton Lake; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Doty; and step son Terry Ball.

Edwin O. Doty, 86, of Houghton Lake passed away on Thursday October 16, 2014 at Grayling Nursing & Rehabilitation Community.

Edwin was born on October 7, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to Oscar and Gertrude(Hersey) Doty. Edwin grew up in the Dearborn area where he graduated from Fordson High School. He worked at Precision Spring as a Hi - Lo operator for over 30 years. Edwin then worked for Hudson's in their shipping and receiving department and his last 10 years of work before retirement was spent in assembly for General Motors, retiring in 1988. Edwin was married in 1949 to Lillian Pearl Neu and later on February 8, 1975 in Livonia, Michigan he married Helen Winegardner. Edwin was an avid bowler and enjoyed spending time with his family camping, going on picnics, or traveling.

Surviving Mr. Doty are his five children, Gloria (Stanley) Coveleski of Dexter; Robert (Janet) Doty of Highland, Henry Doty of Houghton Lake, Lawrence (Dawn) Doty of Tecumseh and Frances Doty of Ann Arbor; five step children, Gloria O'Dell of North Carolina, Ruth(John) Sanker of Prudenville, Susanne(Robert) Anderson of Florida, Henry Ball of Houghton Lake, and Joseph Ball of Houghton Lake; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Doty; and step son Terry Ball.

Funeral Services for Edwin O. Doty will be conducted at 12:00pm on Tuesday October 21, 2014 from Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel with Rev. Dr. James Kent officiating. Interment will be in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Twp. Visitation will be held on Monday October 20, 2014 from 1:00PM to 7:00PM at Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel. Memorial Contribution in memory of Edwin are asked to be directed to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Foundation. Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel is serving the family. Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.christler-holdship.com



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