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George Bruce Doty

August 11, 1941October 27, 2020
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In Loving Memory

A limb has fallen from Our Family Tree that says grieve not for me. Remember the best times The Laughter, The Song. The GOOD LIFE I lived when I was STRONG.

The family of George Bruce “Wally” Doty is saddened to announce his passing the morning of October 27th, 2020 in Dallas, TX at the age of 79 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

Born August 11, 1941 in Freeport, IL son of George W. and Genevieve Doty. Bruce lived many years in Capron, IL where he graduated from North Boone High School, met and married the love of his life, Phyllis (Conley) in 1962 and started his family.

A dedicated provider, Bruce’s career path in technology took him from Sundstrand Corporation in Rockford, IL to Ames, IA. During his time in Ames, he also worked in real estate before moving to Carrollton, TX in the mid 1980’s. Once in Texas, Bruce was employed with Xerox up until his retirement. Bruce loved his family and cherished his time with them whether it was simply watching Judge Judy and walking 3 miles a day with his wife and beloved Augie dog, to fixing up the numerous lake-houses they had over the years. Bruce loved boating, classic cars and camping with the square dance club. Wally was serious about his dancing! He enjoyed reminiscing and sharing stories of his youth with his siblings and family, laughing until he cried. The holidays and time at the lake with his family and grandchildren were some of the best memories ever made.

Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Phyllis Doty, sister, Carole (Richard) Gasparini, sister-in law, Evelyn Doty, 3 sons, Mike (Amy), Tim (Lara), Robert (Heather) Doty, 6 grandchildren Ryan, Shea, Kelli, Jessie, Emma and Jackson Doty as well as numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by parents, George W. and Genevieve, brother, Gerald Doty, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Bev and Ralph Hursh.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests to please consider a donation to the Parkinson’s Champions at: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/bruce-wally-doty?utm_source=manage&utm_platform=fb&utm_device=desktop

Celebration of life will be held on November 21, 2020 at 2pm at Rhoton Funeral Home, Carrollton, TX. A live stream will be available for remote viewing during the service as capacity is limited. The link to the Live Stream is https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Funeral-Service---Cemetery/Rhoton-Funeral-Home-571058726337337/

A Second celebration in Illinois to include internment of the ashes will be announced for a later date next year.

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Mike Doty

November 17, 2020

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November 17, 2020

Kylena, Jim and family Hursh

November 16, 2020

We remember a fun filled Easter on that lake house porch! Such fun times on our visits to Aunt Fif and Uncle Bruce’s. Our hearts are with you all in the days ahead. 💞💞💞💞💞💞

DONALD PACKARD

November 16, 2020

PHYLLIS---
AGAIN---MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO YOU AND FAMILY ON BRUCE'S PASSING. THOSE ARE REALLY NICE FAMILY PICTURES THAT YOU HAVE INCLUDED IN THE OBITUARY INFO'.
GOD BLESS AND TRY TO HAVE A PEACEFULL DAY.
ALWAYS YOUR PAL---
DONALD MOTACEK

DONALD MOTACEK

October 31, 2020

PHYLLIS & FAMILY---
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU ON BRUCE'S PASSING.
I REMEMBER HIM AS A GOOD FELLOW AND A GREAT COMPUTER PROGRAMMER.
GOD BLESS.

Pamela Penny

October 30, 2020

No words can express how sadden I feel. Wally was a good man and wonderful person to all and I cherished both he and Phyllis. They both are wonderful people and the news of his passing breaks my heart. Please know I love you Phyllis and praying for you and your family. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

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