Mr. Charles Simeon Doby

March 19, 1929May 9, 2014
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Charles Simeon Doby, 85, of Raleigh, NC died Friday, May 9, 2014 at Rex Hospital. He was born in Durham, NC on March 19, 1929, the son of the late Clennie Rhodes and Charles June Doby.

After living in Durham, Burlington and Roxboro he moved to Raleigh in 1941. He was a graduate of Hugh Morson High School and veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Southern Bell Telephone with 30 years of service. Charles was a member of North Raleigh Chapel where he enjoyed singing in the choir for many years.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers-in-law.

Charles is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Ruth Sawyer Doby; 3 sons, Robert S. Doby and his wife Saundra of Zebulon, Timothy S. Doby and his wife Susan of Fuquay-Varina and Charles Steven Doby and his wife Aulya Mayseta of Raleigh; grandchildren, Joshua, Charles “Chad”, and Lindsay Doby; sister, Kathleen D. Harris of Raleigh and numerous other loving family members and friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Monday, May 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mr. Charles Simeon Doby

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David Nordlie

May 21, 2014

Tim, condolences to you and your family, it does eventually ease somewhat, if we can be half the people our parents were we will have done well, do all you can for your Mom and take care of yourself, David Nordlie, Mbrook '79.

Timothy Doby

May 19, 2014

Dear Dad,

You never know how hard it is going to be to lose someone until it happens. I have never experienced anything so sad and painful as this. I just want you to know you will always be in our prayers and memories. I know you will always be looking down us from Heaven making sure we are all okay. You were the best father a son could ever have. I know we will all be together again someday. Until then, I love you and I miss you very much.

Your son,


The Allens

May 13, 2014

We are so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Doby was a good man and he had wonderful people at his side through his trials recently. We love you all so much and if there is anything we can do to help ease what you're going through or just to talk or just a friendly face please let us know! Please send Mrs. Doby our love.

Lika Lucas

May 12, 2014

Dear Steven and Sita,
We are very sorry for your loss.. May He rest in peace..
God bless you all

Carol Hall

May 11, 2014

Dear Saundra, Robert,and Josh
I am sorry for your loss. I hope and trust that the acute pain that you are feeling right now diminishes over time and is replaced by pleasure in remembering the good times and positive influence that Charles had on your lives.
Warm wishes from
Carol ( Hall) and Shelley ( Newman)

May 11, 2014

Our condolences and prayers to the Doby family in their time of loss. We did not know Charles but have known Robert for many years.
Bill Dail and family.