February 27, 2020

Richard K. Doty

Died Sept. 1, 2019


Richard Kevin Doty, 58, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Hurley Medical Center in Flint.

He was born June 24, 1961, in Owosso to Clayton and Kathrine (Root) Doty. Richard lived in Prescott since 2000, formerly of West Branch and Owosso. On July 24, 2010, he married Katherine Proper in Prescott. He enjoyed doing construction, listening to music and taking care of his animals.

Richard is survived by his wife, Katherine Doty of Prescott; children, Frederick Hiatt III of National City, Jason Crossley of National City and Elizabeth Crossley of Rose City; granddaughter, Novalee Doty-Crossley of Prescott; children, Richard (Katrina) Doty Jr. of White House, Tenn., Melissa (Gabe) Watkins of Largo, Fla., Todd Doty of Mount Pleasant and Emily (Zach) Hackney of Fenton; grandchildren, Oliva and Ava Doty and Macy Kersjes; siblings, Barbara (Joel) Nadon of Ashland City, Tenn., Mike (Tina) Doty of Alger, Michelle (Chad) Sigafoose of Sidney, Aliceia Hollis of Loudon, Tenn., Robin (Jeremy) Sylvester of Johnston, Colo., Bill (Delores) Koski of Owosso, Frances (Bonnie) Koski of Oakley, Mike (Penny) Koski of Elsie, Robert (Rebecca) Koski of Riverton, Wy., Jennifer (Randy) Klamert of Durand, Doug (Belinda) Lohrer of Norman, Okla., Kim (Steve) Lohrer of Wilcox, Neb., Paul (Dena) Awrey of Dayton Beach, Fla., Kathy Awrey, Tami Whitney, Donnie Steelman of West Branch, Shane Steelman of West Branch, Sylvia (Ted) Evans of Cleveland, Tenn., and John VanSickle of Holly; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; brothers, Clayton Doty II, Rodger Doty and Brian Doty; stepfathers, Leslie Coomer, Antonio Robeledo and Donald Steelman; stepbrother, Jamie Coomer; nephews, Christopher Copeland and Dylan Steelman; and aunt, Roberta (Larry) Wright.

A memorial service will be held at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. with visitation starting at 1 p.m. Pastor Kevin White and Pastor Jim Barr will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

Arrangements were handled by Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch, www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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