MICHAEL RHODERICK DOSS
October 14, 1937 – May 2, 2021
Michael Rhoderick “Roddy” Doss, age 83, passed from this life to the next on May 2, 2021, while surrounded by family in Winter Haven, Florida.
Roddy was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, as the middle child of three, graduating from E.C. Glass High School in 1956. He worked as an accounting auditor and transportation operator in hospitality and theme park resorts, retiring from Walt Disney World in 2002.
His lifelong passion for participating in and watching sports was well known by family and friends. He magnified his enjoyment by engaging so many in friendly competition, well into his senior years. Roddy’s smile quickly invited new acquaintances into easygoing conversations. His faith in Christ touched family and connected him to many disciples over his years serving in music and group activities. He is celebrated by fellow members of First Presbyterian Church of Haines City, Florida.
Roddy was preceded in death by his parents, David and Mabel, and sister Pat Morcom. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Doris Montgomery Doss, and three children, Brian (Kim) Doss of Apopka, Greg (Kim) Doss of Tallahassee, and Karen (Jamie) Baillie of Seminole. He will also be lovingly remembered by eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and his brother, David Doss of Concord, Virginia.
Roddy’s family offers heartfelt gratitude to the First Presbyterian Church, Four Lakes neighbors, and Compassionate Care of Lakeland.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Haines City, with interment at the Fairview Mountain cemetery in Buchanan, Virginia. Dates and times to be determined. Local flowers may be obtained with Best Friends Flowers in Haines City, and memorial gifts may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Haines City, Florida.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
MICHAEL RHODERICK DOSS
May 9, 2021
Dad did not often talk about emotional things, but one of the last things he said to me as we discussed his condition was, “I’ve had a good life.” Our family has found great comfort in knowing this was his reflection during his final days among us in this life.