DOTY, John Paul, 59, of Wheeling, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Wheeling Hospital.
John was born January 22, 1949 in Wheeling, a son of the late James L. Doty, Sr. and Betty L. Harris Doty.
John was a retired fireman and paramedic for the Wheeling Fire Department, with 21 years of service; owner of the former Doty Painting Co.; a former employee of Sandcrest and Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheeling; and a member of Elm Grove United Methodist Church and the West Virginia Snakes Club, Wheeling. In addition, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Lucinda “Cindy” Spangler Doty in 1996; a brother, Randy Doty; and a brother-in-law, Ron Meyer.
John is survived by his son, Evan M. Doty of Wheeling; his former wife, Keena Shaw; two step-daughters, Amber LaMasters and Crystal Gill; four brothers, James “Jim” Doty, Jr. and his wife, Marla of Martins Ferry, Ohio, David “Dave” Doty and his wife, Leeann of Wheeling, Brad Q. Doty of Elm Grove and Patrick “Pat” Doty and his wife, Pam of Wheeling; two sisters, Betty Ann Schafer and her husband Robert and Kathy Meyer, all of Wheeling; two step-grandchildren, Keeley and Trevor LaMasters; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 1-3 and 5-9 pm, Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, January 10, 2009, with the Rev. Bryan Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger Street, Wheeling; the Wheeling Fire Department or the ALS Lou Gehrig’s Disease Hope Foundation, PO Box 40777, Philadelphia, PA 19147.