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Tony Doty

Mar 16th, 1960 - May 4th, 2023

Funeral Ceremony: 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Flora

Visitation: 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home 


      Tony Randall Doty, age 63, of Flora, Illinois passed away early Thursday morning, May 4, 2023, at Deaconess Hospital in Newburgh Indiana.

      He was born March 16, 1960, in Olney, the son of Darryl Randall and Elizabeth Ann (Ring) Doty.  He was united in marriage to Dana Jo Jones on September 23, 2010, in Louisville, and together they have shared 12 wedding anniversaries.

      Tony was a 1978 graduate of Flora High School.  He had been employed at Minwax in Flora since 1979, working most recently as a Maintenance Supervisor.  He enjoyed spending time at his cabin and motorcycle riding.  Tony’s biggest joy in life was spending time with his family as a loving father, husband, and son.  He had been a dedicated member of the Flora Volunteer Fire Department for over 36 years.  During his time on the department he served as Captain, Assistant Chief, fought countless fires, and perhaps his most proud moment was pulling two people from a burning home.      

      He is survived by his wife: Dana Doty of Flora; 5 children: Korbin (age 12), Kyndall and Kathryn (age 6 ½), and Kolton and Karley (soon to be 5); mother: Liz Doty of Flora; parents-in-law: Nevel Marvin and Kathryn Jones of Louisville; brother-in-law: Mark (Karen) Jones of Flora; sister-in-law: Kris (Heath) Jennings of Clay City; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a great-great-nephew.

      He was preceded in death by his father.

      A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Tre Schlief officiating.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora.  A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to an education fund for Tony’s children and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Mark & Karen Jones

May 4th

So sorry for your loss. Praying God wraps his arms around you and gives you strength to get through this difficult time. We are here for you if you need anything let us know.

Ginny Ashley

May 4th

Dana I’m so sorry to hear about Tony. May God be with you and your family. Prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Carl and Brenda Bandy

May 4th

We are so sorry for your loss of Tony. We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. You have our love and hugs!❤️

Kim Collins Ojeda

May 4th

Keeping Tony’s family in my thoughts and prayers. I got to know Tony when his dad Darryl and my dad worked together at GTE for many years in Flora. I will keep his Mom, Wife and children in my prayers. Rest in peace Tony

Lina Cricelli

May 4th

I'm so very sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you have of your husband, dad, son, friend, get you through this time.

Tim Stork

May 4th

Spent almost 32 years of my life working with this great man... you will be missed my friend. Prayers to your family and young children.

Gina Douthit

May 4th

My heart goes out to the family. I pray God will hold you close to Gis heart and provide comfort and strength. Peace be with you. Rest in Peace Tony

Meryl Woods Jr

May 4th

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Linda Bunting

May 4th

Dana, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your husband but I worked with you at NAL. May God uplift you and your family with His strength, His love and His peace...

Landon and Kaitlyn Eade

May 4th

A brother, friend, and great mentor. Prayers for the family. Rest Easy Assistant Chief Doty!

Bob and Donna Krutsinger

May 4th

We are so very sorry. Prayers for your family.

Marla Groves

May 5th

So sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family!

Sharon David

May 5th

Tony was always joking and smiling. Such a good friendly guy. Rest in Peace Tony

Diane and Wayne Becker

May 5th

I have been so sorry to hear about Tony's illness 🤒 and so very sorry to hear he passed away Tony was a classmate and in my class of 1978 he was a very good friend in those years sorry to hear of his passing lots of prayers for his family

Rhesa Eckelberry

May 5th

Sorry for your loss

Sandra Henson

May 5th

So so sorry. Big hugs for all

David Bryden

May 5th

The community and the fire department, as well as Minwax have lost a good man. My condolences and prayers to his family during their time of grief, and a great loss of a loved one. I can truly say Tony was a friend of mine, and he will be missed.

Dave Matteson

May 5th

Tony and I were friends throughout grade school and high school. We worked together for a time at Minwax before I moved out of state. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I have so many memories of our adventures together as kids.

Rita Haines

May 5th

So sorry for your loss Dana, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lois Martin

May 5th

Dana and family…So sorry for your loss! 🙏

Steve and Hayle Gray

May 5th

We are so sorry for your loss, we will continue to pray for your family.

Dennis and Candace Goodman

May 5th

I am saddened to hear of Tony's passing. I knew Tony since we were kids and I would visit my grandparents on Valbert street. When we were adults we both worked at Minwax and would poke fun at each other about the old days. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Judy (Simpson) Holroyd

May 5th

So sorry to hear this

Brent & Marie Headlee

May 5th

Our deepest sympathy to family and friends. Prayers for comfort and strength. 🙏

Larry and Donna Milner

May 5th

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.

Bud & Linda Martin

May 5th

Liz, Dana and Children: We are very sorry for your loss of Tony. This is such a tragedy and happened so quickly that it’s hard to believe he’s actually gone. Our prayers are with each of you as you navigate your way through your grief. May God comfort you and give you strength when you need it most. Tony will live on in your hearts and through his children. RIP Tony🙏

Richard McCormack

May 5th

Worked with Tony since 1984 at Sherwin Williams formally known as Minwax. Prayers for your family. RIP

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

May 5th

I can remember my sister living on Valbert St, Flora, where Tony lived also as a child. We had some great times as kids on this fun street. R.I.P. TONY. 🙏🏻❤️

Steve and Nancy Mink

May 5th

So sorry to hear this. I have known Tony all of my school days. Had so much fun riding bikes and goofing off on Valbert Street. He was so happy that he was a husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time and the days to come. Fly high Tony!

Brad Hoskins

May 5th

Emily simmons

May 5th

I am so sorry!!! I love u and the kids very much xoxoxoxoxoxo

Debbie King Casell

May 6th

Dana, The unexpected and sudden loss of a spouse is something I am so sorry you are going through. Lean on God, friends and family for comfort and strength. On the really hard days, look into the faces of those 5 beautiful children and you will see him. When you need alone time, drive out to "the ground ", sit and look around. The pond, the trees, the cabin; it is him, he is everywhere there. That should bring you comfort. He is no longer flying down the highway on his motorcycle, but he is flying high with angel wings watching over the wife and children he loved so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

David & Connie Birch

May 5th

Our deepest sympathy to the Doty Family.

Debbie King Casell

May 6th

Liz, There are just no words to say to someone who has lost their child other than I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Angela Tibbs Elliott

May 6th

Liz, Dana and children I am so sorry for your loss. My mom worked with Liz at B'jays so I met them then. Tony was such a great person. Love and prayers for all of you. Angela


May 6th

I took care of Tony as he was hospitalized at Deaconess. Tony always had a positive attitude and was forever talking about getting home to his children and wife. It’s easy to take care of very thankful people like Tony. He left a mark on me and I’m forever grateful for having the opportunity to take care of him. Not only did he touch me but all the other staff by how kind and patient he was. May he Rest In Peace. Condolences to his family as I’m positive he is deeply missed.

Vince Guerrettaz

May 6th

I had many friends in the class of 78 and Tony was one of them. Tony took me under his wing when i joined Flora Fire. I remember him chewing me out for good reason! Also remember the day he announced his marriage… he was so happy! It warms my heart to read about his 5 kids. RIP Tony! Such a loving and beautiful soul. VG class of 81.

Julie P

May 6th

Sorry to hear of your loss. May god wrap his arms around your family and give you strength. Sending my condolence and prayers

Jean McDaniel and family

May 7th

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love to your family.

Mike & Cindy Tatman

May 7th

Dana and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. May the Good Lord wrap his loving arms around you during the difficult times ahead. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Sharon Gray

May 7th

We are sorry for your loss. We have know Tony for many years, Tony was a wonderful person that will be missed by many. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends

Scott Paxton

May 8th

I am very thankful to have known Tony. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and his many friends.

Lee Melton

May 9th

Tony was my high school classmate and one of life's really great guys. He will be greatly missed! Prayers to Dana, the children and Mom.

Amanda Butcher

May 16th

Dear Dana and family, I am so so sorry for your loss, may Jesus wrap his loving arms around you and help you through this difficult time. Love and hugs and many prayers for you and your dear children ❤️ 🙏



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