Nelson Lee Doty, 71, of Beecher City passed away at 8:09 p.m. Sunday (December 19, 2010) at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL.

Nelson was born August 4, 1939 at Beecher City, IL the youngest child of Wayne and Mercy Tennery Doty.

He married Janet Nance on June 11, 1960 at the United Methodist Church in Herrick, IL

Nelson was a lifelong farmer and also, formerly, worked at Oliver Corporation in Shelbyville, IL and then later retired from World Color Press in Effingham.He was gifted mechanically, and he loved constructing all kinds of things for the enjoyment of his grandchildren who were his greatest pleasure.

Surviving are his wife Janet; children: Kathy Doty ofBeecher City, Terri Doty of Beecher City, Michael Doty and wife Rebekah of Beecher City and Darren Doty and wifeBecky of Beecher City; grandchildren: Bailey Doty, Adam Doty, Elijah Doty, Jason Doty, Lilly Doty, Laney Doty and Haley Doty; little buddy Dalton Strauch; brothers and sisters:Harold Doty and wife Orda of East Peoria, IL, Lois Shull and husband Clifford of Effingham, Robert Doty of Beecher City, Richard Doty and wife Jeanie of Beecher City and Evelyn Miller and husband Ernie of Plainfield, IN; sister-in-law Violet Wonus of Eustis, FL; brother-in-law Irby Lapington of Henderson, KY; severalnieces and nephews who spent many fun days at Nelson’s farm. .

Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Lucille Lapington, Ruth Buzzard, Wanda Anderson, Mary Alice Tipsword and brother Dorwin Doty.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday Dec. 22, 2010 in the United Methodist Church in Beecher City.Pastor Paul Bauer will officiate.Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at the church and from 1:00 PM Wednesday until time of the service at the church..Burial will be in Beecher City Cemetery.Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church in Beecher City or to St. Jude’s Children’s