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Dwayne F. Doty

July 11, 2013

Eskridge-Dwayne F. Doty, 73, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at McCrite Plaza Health Center in Topeka.

He was born July 3, 1940 at Topeka the son of Frank Victor and Nellie Grace Rouse Doty.  Dwayne move to the Eskridge community at the age of three and was raised by Harold & Maxine McKnight.  He graduated from Eskridge High School in 1958.

Mr. Doty worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation and later in the Surplus Department.  He was a truck driver for Frito Lay for 23 years before his retirement.  Dwayne received the Million Mile Drivers Award and had logged over 1.7 million miles accident free.  He had received many other Safety Driving awards during his career.  He was a member of the Eskridge United Methodist Church and Eminence Lodge No. 205. Dwayne was an avid KU Fan.  He coached girl’s softball and men’s softball for many years.  He also enjoyed playing slow-pitch softball.  He was a loving husband and father and was an outstanding grandfather and great-grandfather.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Nellie Doty and by Harold and Maxine McKnight.


On January 18, 1959 he was united in marriage to Norma Guilfoil at Eskridge.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Debbie (Tom) Rasser, Scottsdale, AZ, and Cindy Lowe, Eskridge; a sister, Janice Droge, Topeka; his grandson, Corey (Meagan) Lowe, Maple Hill; and great-grandchildren Ashton and Haiden.

Graveside services will be at 10: 30 A.M. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Eskridge Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Eskridge Ball Associtation and sent % Tammy Marcott, Flint Hills Bank, Eskridge, Kansas 66423.  Piper Funeral Chapel of Eskridge is in charge of the funeral.

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24 thoughts on “Dwayne F. Doty

  1. Dear Norma and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. May time heal some of your sorrow and good memories last for ever.
    Gary and Phyllis Lyddane

  2. Norma, I am so sorry I didn’t know earlier of Dwayne’s passing. I really am sorry for your loss. We know he is in good hands and the good Lord will comfort you. In our younger years, I spent several summer seasons with Dwayne at Harold and Maxine’s. He, Janice, and I had such good times whether working or playing. Dwayne was always full of fun and was especially sports-minded in baseball. I will cherish the memories of him always.

    Lee (Cousin)

  3. Norma, I am so sorry that Dwayne has passed. May you find comfort in your grief. I have many memories of him, mostly when we were children. I only wish I’d known him better. –your cousin, Gene

  4. To all the Doty family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Dwayne was such a nice man and I will always remember him as one of my birthday buddies. I’m thinking of all of you.

  5. all my thoughts go to his family in this moment, I met Dwayne by Web on yahoo pool few years ago we played with his friend Ed, after a long time and many play we became friends in 2008 i came from france to visit him and his family it was a marvelous time i couldn’t forget all this good moment. Dwayne became my “web Uncle” like i said.
    he was a vey good man always laughing.
    hugs and kisses to Aunt Norma and family

  6. Norma, Debbie, Cindy, Corey I was so sorry to hear about Dwayne’s passing. I’m keeping you in my thoughts.

  7. Norma, Cindy, Debbie, Corey, Meagan, Ashton & Haiden:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dwayne was a good man! May memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Love & Hugs to you all!

  8. Cindy, I was saddened to here about your father. I can only imagine how you feel.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Our condolences go out to you and the family is in our prayers. He was a very kind person and Jerry enjoyed working with him at Frito-Lay, delivering their products on the road.

  10. Norma and family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of your grief, with the loss of father and husband, Dwayne.
    Friend in Christ,

  11. Cindy and family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Please let us know if you need anything.

  12. Norma, it’s been many years since we knew you and Dwayne, but still have many fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jayhawk Life and Ozark National Life.

  13. Norma I am so sorry for your loss The 4 of us used to have some good times in the past Verle loved you 2 and you was my rock when Verle passed away If there is anything I can do for you let me know. You are one awesome lady and a true friend.

  14. Dwayne was a role model at Frito-Lay and a true professional. He enjoyed his work and coworkers. Drivers and office staff Looked up to him. I would define Dwayne as a class act and one you would call a real gentleman.
    God Bless the Doty family as I know he will be missed.

  15. Norma Debbie & Cindy while reading about Dwayne today I was flooded with memories of him while growing up. Refereeing, Pool Tournaments Saturdays at your House. He was a wonderful father and roll model. My heart felt condolences.

  16. I am so sorry to hear of Doty’s passing. My Dad (Charlie Miller) always spoke so wonderful of him.

  17. So sorry to read of Dwayne’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I think of you often and all the good times we shared.
    Love, Mary

  18. Norma and family, I am so sorry to see that Dwayne has passed been meaning to call you for some time as you have been on my mind. My heart goes out to all of you.

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