Richard Joseph Cecil Doty 82 of Beecher City, IL. passed away at 5:20 AM Thursday January 30, 2014 in St. Anthonyís Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Richard was born May 20, 1931 at Beecher City, IL the son of Wayne and Mercy Tennery Doty.

He married Jeanie Beck on June 1, 1963 in St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont, IL.

Richard graduated from Beecher City High School in the Class of 1950.In 1952 he entered the United States Army and served his country honorably in Korea during the Korean War.

Richard was a member of V.F.W. Post # 7676 of Altamont, IL, Greenland Masonic Lodge of Beecher City and Eva Casstevens American Legion Post of Beecher City.

He, formerly, served on the Beecher City Board.

Richard was a life-long grain and livestock farmer.He, also, was employed for many years at Oliver Tractor Co., in Shelbyville, and Fedders Corp. and World Color Press both in Effingham.

He loved his large and extended family and enjoyed all the times when they could be together.His life revolved around his family.

Surviving are his wife Jeanie; children: Rachel Doty Reed of Beecher City, Wilson (Pam) Doty of Beecher City, Rebecca Doty Evans of Beecher City, Richard B. Doty of Beecher City and Nathan (Cody)Doty of Shumway; grandchildren: Alex Evans, Clay Evans, Macy(fiancť Kenny Bryan) Reed. Mariah Reed, Camie Reed, Beau Reed, Honora Reed, Ethan Doty, Faith Doty, Seth Doty, Kaleb Doty and Kylie Doty; great grandson Walker Lee Bryan; brother HaroldWayne (Orda) Doty of East Peoria, IL; sisters: Lois Shull of Glen Carbon, IL and Evelyn Faye (Ernie) Miller of Plainfield, IN; sister-in-law Janet Doty of Beecher City; brother-in-law Irby Lapington of Henderson, KY; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews; great great nieces and great greatnephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Lucille Lapington, Mary Alice Tipsword, Wanda Anderson and Ruth Buzzard; brothers: Dorwin Doty, Robert Doty ( his twin brother) and Nelson Doty.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday Feb. 2, 2014 in the United Methodist Church of Beecher City.Rev. Paul Bauer will officiate.Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City.Masonic rites will be at 7:30 PM Saturday night in the funeral home. Burial will be in Beecher City Cemetery.Military rites will be performed by theAltamont V.F.W. Post # 7676.Memorials may be given in Richardís memory to the Veteranís Memorial in Beecher City.

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