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Dr. Thomas Veirs Doty DDS

April 22, 1938March 20, 2021

Dr. Thomas V. Doty, DDS, age 82, of Fremont, IN., formerly from Fort Wayne, IN. passed away peacefully, at home on Saturday, March 20th. Born in Fort Wayne on April 22, 1938. Tom practiced Oral Surgery In Fort Wayne for 35 years and was a pioneer in the use of dental implants in Fort Wayne. He was a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry and University of Louisville School of Oral Surgery. While at IU, he was an active member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Tom was an avid IU sports fan, especially basketball, rarely missing the opportunity to see his team in action. While in practice, he was an active member of Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, serving as Treasurer and President. He was also a member of the Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, Indiana Society of Oral Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was also a proud member of the Indiana Society of Mayflower Descendants, being related to Pilgrim Edward Doty. Tom enjoyed traveling, spending the winters in Florida and summers at the lake with family and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Luther and Annabelle (Veirs) Doty of Fort Wayne. A devoted and loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandy, two children, son Brian (Tracy) Doty, of Fort Wayne, IN, and daughter Laura (Matt) Homan and two grandchildren, Jake and Meghan Homan of Cleveland, Ohio.

Memorials in honor of Tom can be made to Indiana University School of Dentistry or Heart to Heart Hospice of Fort Wayne.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, a private family memorial is being planned.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, IN 260/495-2915


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Dr. Thomas Veirs Doty DDS

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Mary Houser

March 26, 2021

So sorry to read of dr. Doty passing i worked in the syracuse office with him and also at jefferson office . I enjoyed working with him and pray your family finds peace knowing he loved and enjoyed his family. Mary houser

Darlene Snyder

March 25, 2021

So sad to hear of Tom's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Darlene Snyder

Dr. James Fisher

March 24, 2021

Cathy and I are saddened at Tom’s s passing. He was a generous loving and and talented surgeon whom I had the pleasure to work with over many years. Our condolences to Sandy and all of the family. Thank you Tom for all you did for dentistry.

Galen Williams

March 24, 2021

Jan and I are so sorry for your loss. Tom was a great man and a leader for Isaac Knapp.

Karen Heil

March 23, 2021

Sincere Sympathies Sandy, Laura, and Brian.
I worked with Tom at the Syracuse office, he was the best to work with. Always had a great sense of humor, and a kind heart.

Stan Hood

March 23, 2021

Sorry to learn of Tom's passing. He was a fine person and a good friend. We were in the same kindergarten class at Irwin School in Fort Wayne. Through the sixth grade at Irwin we were always in the same class. Tom missed one entire year of school due to illness; I believe it would have been the 1949- 50 school year. During that year, I visited him at his home on South Anthony Blvd. For two years at James Smart Junior High, we were in the same home room. For four years at South Side High School we were in many classes together. I remember Tom as an excellent student. May he rest in peace.......Stan Hood

Patsy Storck

March 23, 2021

Sandy, sorry for your loss. The house
across the street will always be the
Doty house to me.

Patsy Storck.

Deb & ED Offerman

March 22, 2021

Sandy, Laura & Brian,
We were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Kim saw it and forwarded the information to us. He was a wonderful man and a pleasure to know. Our sympathies extend to your entire family.
Deb & Ed Offerman

Nancy Ridenour

March 22, 2021

Hi Brian,

I am so sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Nancy Ridenour

Joyce and Dick Brown

March 22, 2021

Tom was one of a kind. He always had a smile and was great to be around. We will miss him on our cruises and playing sequence and just enjoying being around him. Rest in peace dear friend. Our deepest sympathy to Sandy and family. Love, Joyce and Dick Brown