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Friday July 31st, 2020

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Roswell Frederick "Fred" Doty Sr.


Roswell Frederick “Fred” Doty, Sr., 84, of Alpharetta, Ga., passed on July 25, 2020, following surgery at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.

He was born to Horace Asher Doty and Lavina Qualman Doty on September 5, 1935, in Ogden Utah.

He was a graduate of Ogden High School, honorably served his country in the United States Navy, and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 He built a career in real estate and founded The Fred Doty Company, a residential building, and real estate company. He later founded Doty and Associates, a commercial general contracting company, still in operation.

He was known for his love of all things John Wayne and was often compared to “The Duke”. He was admired by all who knew him for his honesty, generosity, strong work ethic and character, and his love of family and friends. His word was his bond. You could take it to the bank. If you were fortunate enough to be a close friend, it was for life! He loved going to his condo in New Smyrna Beach and driving through his Utah mountains looking for “critters” from his home in Eden, Utah.

He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Gaar and husband Gordon Gaar, Debbie Kuhlhorst, and Rick Doty, his grandchildren; Justin and Charles Gaar, Katie, Michael, and Maryneal Kuhlhorst, Lindsay Doty Defranco, his sister Georgia Doty Wertz, and his long-time partner Joan Thomas.

He was predeceased by his parents Horace and Lavina Doty.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th St, Ogden, UT

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I have known Doty since before I married in 1960. He became like a brother to me, from the time I met him. After I married, my husband and I bought a house across the street and we were their neighbors. We raised our children together, shared our meals, went on vacations, and were all together at our house or theirs. Pretty much when you saw one family, you saw the other. Doty, as we have always called him, was our close friend for 61 years. Even though we didnt see him much in the last years, the bond was always there and when we did see him, and his children, it was always a joyful reunion. We love his children and pray for their peace and comfort in the loss of their sweet dad! He loved them above all and was devoted to them and his grandchildren. We loved him and grieve with you, with a broken heart, knowing there will be no more of his beautiful smile and twinkling eyes, that were so him! We will always miss sharing our wonderful memories, of fun and funny times, we had together! A very special part of us has gone!

Jim & Becky Combee Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember my time with Uncle Fred. Whether catching up at a reunion or playing cards around the table he was always so willing to share his time with me. He was a great man and his memory will forever be in all of our hearts because of the time he gave each of us.

Ross Little Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

Our family and Fred's family were very close when we lived together in the 70s in Columbia Meadows in Decatur. My husband and Fred were business partners and very close friends and our families vacationed together several times at the Hawaiian Inn in Daytona Beach and later at Fred's condominium complex in New Smyrna. Fred and his wife and Jack and I went on some cruises together to Mexico and the West Indies and South America. He and Gary Bonner came to Charlotte to see my husband during the 2 days before he died. This made my husband so happy and meant so much to both of us. After Jack died, Fred and I stayed in contact by phone several times a year. I loved Fred and his children and he is a loss to all who knew him. God bless his family during this sad time.

Diana Price Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

War buddy Was the name we would call each other for our love of all things military history. Uncle Fred has always been a great blessing in my life and impacted me greatly. He quoted to me the same quote his father gave him. There are no Elevators in the house of Accomplishment. There are only stairs leading from one floor to the next. You walk up them one by one, and you get stuck where you stop. he taped this on a 100 dollar bill, just like his dad did for him, when I left on my 2 year mission. I love him greatly I will truly miss my war buddy! To this day I carry that bill with me and I will always do so!

Hunter Little Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

Fred Doty has always been one of the special beings to ever know. I am more than lucky to be apart of his family and have him be my great uncle. I was treated as one of his own grandkids and he was always so loving and generous. He had a heart of gold and gave you the biggest grin and wink anytime he saw you. I had the pleasure of seeing him 2-3 times a year while living in Utah and I will cherish those opportunities forever.

Alicia Lansford Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Fred was always one of my most favorite people! He was a legend among men & a truly magnificent individual! He was giving & kind, loving & strong! He took care of everyone dear to him, & Im beyond grateful for his wonderful presence in my life! He was more like a Grampa than a Great Uncle, & loves us all as if we were his own grandchildren! Ill cherish him always & forever!

Tabetha Little Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Fred was always larger than life too me! His Heart was as big if not bigger than his stature. I wish I would have been able to spend more time with him. I loved hearing him tell the story about the announcement of my birth while he was aboard a ship in the Ocean. Everyone thought the announcement was about his own son! He will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was EVERYONES favorite Uncle! Rest In Peace!

Kevin Little Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember Fred as being kind and soft spoken. Rest In Peace!
Shelley Doty Domann

Shelley Doty Domann Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM