David Doty

November 4, 1956March 13, 2013
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David Delbert Doty, 56, of Conway died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in his home. He was born November 4, 1956 in Fort Smith to the late Wallace and Bettye Jane Doty. David graduated Northside High School, Westark College and the Arkansas Police Academy. David worked as a police officer in Fort Smith and then as a Microwave tech for AETN in Conway. He was awarded the 2012 Employee of the Year at AETN. He was a long time member of the ham radio club.

He is survived by two sons, Marc Doty and Matt Doty, both of Conway; one brother, Donald Doty of Fort Smith and one sister, Elizabeth Newell of Fort Smith.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00PM in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. The family will visit with friends following the service at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be SGT. Tommy N. Robinson, Fred Boerner, Dave Fant, Kelly Boswell, Greg Miller and Gary Schultz.

Services and cremation are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

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March 22, 2013

My heartfelt sympathies to the family. Proverbs 17:17 tells us that "A true companion is loving all the time born for when there is distress." In times of such sorrow, the love and support of friends can help carry you through. May their comfort help sustain you during this difficult time.

Stephanie Nicholson

March 18, 2013

Marc and Matt I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a really nice man. Stephanie Nicholson

March 18, 2013

David and I worked together at AETN. He was always willing to help me when I had a problem and he always did it with a smile on his face. You will be truly missed David. My thougths and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Karen McDonald

Vickie Wright

March 18, 2013

I worked with David at Fort Smith Regional Airport. I was honored to have known and work with him. He was such a wonderful guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless, Vickie (Collins) Wright.

Cecilia Williams

March 18, 2013

I went to school with David at Immaculate Conception school through the 8th grade and then on to high school. He was always very nice and kind. I express sincere condolences for your loss. The world needs more men like David. RIP

Sgt. Mark Willhite

March 17, 2013

My name is Mark Willhite and I worked with David at the Fort Smith Police Department. David and I were very good friends at that time and I considered David as one of my best friends. He was a great guy, very smart and a good friend. I was so sorry to hear of his loss and I will miss him greatly.

I remember when we were at the Fort Chaffee Cuban riots, we could not get our armored truck to start. I noticed David was over to the side with a big smile on his face. I asked him what was so funny, he stated that our armored truck had a switch on it that would keep it from being started. He stated that he had turned it on so they could not leave us out in the middle of no where. We both thought it was was kind of funny. He always liked to have fun and he was a great guy. If any of the family would like to hear some more war stories, please contact me. Donald has my phone number.

I just wanted to say a few words about a special man and friend, Rest in Peace my Brother and God Bless you and your loving Family.

Maurice Thompson

March 16, 2013

I remember David as one of my students at Westark Commuunity College. He had witty and unforgetable personality. He seemed to love life and his job with FSPD. My prayer is that his family will always remember the good times and the good things God brought into this world through David.

Pat Thomas (AE5NW)

March 16, 2013

You are very greatly missed my friend and your absence is most keenly felt.

73 to you OM.

Larry Tapp

March 16, 2013

Dearest friend, Donnie, we are so very sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Our prayers follow you and your family. Larru and Shelia

Charles Brantley

March 16, 2013

So sorry to read of David's passing.. I knew David back in the 80's when he was a police officer at the Ft. Smith airport. We use to visit often when I worked there. Years later, we ran into each other and had a short visit here in Conway. He was a well liked and and a great friend to many.