Royal C. Doster

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108 W. Maple St. Willard OH 44890 6/10/2016 14:00:00

108 W. Maple St. Willard OH 44890 6/11/2016 11:00:00

Royal C. Doster 96 of Willard, Ohio passed away Monday June 6, 2016 at his residence. He was born November 26, 1919 in Garrett, IN to Robert and Dovie Doster and had one brother and two sisters. He married Martha (Fleming) Doster March 1,1942. They had three children, LeRoy, Robert and Linda. He retired from the B&O Railroad Chessie System after 40 years and worked for The Willard Medical Center for many years. He served 3 years in the Army/Air Force during WWII. Royal was a member of many clubs and organizations including The Red Cross, United Way, Drug Board, (Norwalk,OH), Kawanias Club,YMCA and was chairman of the Willard Zoning Board. He loved to read and study his bible. He also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and gardening but his greatest passion was helping others and bringing the lost to Christ. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Martha Doster, sons LeRoy and Robert Doster, one brother Alfonso Doster, sisters Charity Ann Doster (Harris), Marybelle Andrews (John), parents Robert and Dovie Doster. He leaves to cherish his memories, daughter Linda Doster of Willard, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four great, great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Friday June 10, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church from 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. and from 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Services will be held on Saturday June 11, 2016 at 11:00a.m. Grace United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willard American Legion. Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting


Margaret Drury - Jun 22, 2016

Dear Linda, I am VERY sorry and sad to hear of the loss of your father. He was a good Christian man who shared with many his love of God. That is quite a legacy. May our good Lord FILL you and your family with HIS peace.

Jim and Jackie Ratliff - Jun 13, 2016

So sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts. Roy was a wonderful man. His smile and kind heart will never be forgotten!

Dan & Debbie Schloemer - Jun 13, 2016

Linda and family
Deb and I always enjoyed seeing Roy around town-he was as warm a person as God ever made. He knew how to flatter Deb and always accused her of being my daughter. Roy told me his WWII story and it was truly fascinating. We will miss him but he is in a better place.

Mike & Jeanette Atkins - Jun 11, 2016

Linda, Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow we feel for the passing of your Father, but please accept our condolences and we sure to include you and your family in our daily prayers.

Mary Alice Williams(Douglas) - Jun 10, 2016

Dear Linda & family,
Just wanted to send my condolences to you and your family. I pray GOD gives you the Peace beyond your understanding while you walk through this difficult journey. I know for a fact the GOD is right there beside you and he will carry you through.

Kim and Larry rice - Jun 10, 2016

Linda and family,there was no one better than Roy for anyone’s self esteem. He made each and every one of us feel special and he was like a guardian angel to our girls. He certainly renewed your faith in mankind. What a gift he was to us all. Love, Kim, Larry, Karis and Amie rice

Vance Patrick - Jun 9, 2016

Linda, I am sorry for your loss. Your daddy lived a long life. A good life. When your daddy lost Martha, he lost the love of his life. He then started packing his bags. He is now in a much better place. He is with Martha, walking hand in hand.

Melissa brant - Jun 9, 2016

I am so sorry about your loss I remember him when I lived with Mr and Mrs Gayheart when I was with there son James bub Jr Gayheart and he would always talk to me and he was a sweetheart I am going to surely miss him but we will all meet one day again he will be greatly missed

Sabrina M. Harris - Jun 9, 2016

Linda and Family: My sincere condolences to you and the rest of the family. Your Father (Grandfather) was a lovely human being. My own appreciation, respect and love for him goes way back (when I was 5-6 years old). It was people like your Father (Grandfather) who made a difference in our community and impacted our lives in such a positive way. Much Love, Sabrina

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Frederick - Jun 9, 2016

Roy was a great friend of my father and mother, Walter and Marion Frederick, as well as the entire Frederick family. I knew Roy as each spring he would work to make our house a clean and beautiful home. I admired his work, attitude and his wonderful laugh.
In my book People + Me, I wrote about Roy’s continuous community actions. On page 330 I stated “I can never forget Roy, as he was, and is, a good man trying to do positive things for other people.” The book is in the Willard Library.
Our heartfelt sympathy,
Joe and Kathy Frederick

ulice sherman jr - Jun 9, 2016

linda, being born and raised in willard,there were many bright lights. roy was one of the brightest. he always left you with a good feeling.i will miss him. ulice(buddy) detroit,mi

Kurt Jump - Jun 9, 2016

I’m sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him in many years, I remember your father as one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. May he rest in peace.
Kurt Jump

Joyce Bentley Garcia - Jun 9, 2016

Linda and family,Linda you are so blessed, to of had your parents, such along time, I lost both mine in my early 30s about a year apart,and you have surely been blessed. the best thing of all is this, is not a goodbye for you, but a I will see you later. just think one day, we will be reunited to our love ones and walking on those streets of gold, the Lord is gonna wrap his arms around you now, he’s our Comfortor, Jesus loves you and so do I.

Ric Shellhammer - Jun 9, 2016

Linda, I’m sorry for your loss. I have good memories of all your family. God bless and take care.

Marsha Ganni - Jun 8, 2016

Linda, Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Marsha Ganni

Trish (Palmer) Tarr - Jun 8, 2016

Brian and Alan – so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all.

LOFTY - Jun 8, 2016

LINDA AND FAMILY, our sincere condolences on the passing of royal…our thoughts and prayers are with you..we thank him for his service to our country and may he rest in peace forever watching over you;

John browning - Jun 8, 2016

Linda and family,sorry for your loss.Roy was so kind so honest and one of the best men I ever met.He always had nice things to say and a big smile to greet you.

Cathy Hanks Osborne - Jun 8, 2016

Linda and family, I just heard about the lost of your father from Virgina Barrison and my prayers are with you and your family. May God continue to give you that peace that passes all understanding.
Cathy Hanks Osborne – Cypress,Texas

Yvonne (Hegedusic) Schneble - Jun 8, 2016

Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers’ passing. What a wonderful man!!! I was a close friend of Jennifer and Roberta and so got to know your dad when visiting them. Both of your parents were wonderful people! The world is a sadder place without them in it!

Vonna Bays - Jun 8, 2016

Our sincerest condolences to the entire family & community. Roy was truly a Man of God. And he religiously served God & the community. He has left a legacy to be very proud of. God some His light through Roy, & Roy gladly took up the yoke of Christ & very respectfully. He’s now your guardian angel & is watching over you through & with God. He’s now at rest just relaxing basking in God’s glory. May God bless all of you. Much love.

WHS Class of 1961 - Jun 8, 2016

The WHS Class of 1961 sends our deepest sympathy to Linda and the grandchildren in the loss of their loved one and a friend to many, Royal Doster. We were all blessed to have had the privilege of being a classmate of Martha and Royal, son Leroy as well as a friend of Royal and Martha’s. Many of us have vivid memories of spending a special evening at the Doster home celebrating our graduation in 1961. They were gracious hosts and always were kind to each of us in the class of 1961. Our lives were better because we knew Royal, Martha and classmate, Leroy.

Tracey Strong - Jun 8, 2016

Brian and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your Grandfather. May god bless you all and wrap his loving arms around you. Charles and Tracey Strong

Barb Gerber - Jun 7, 2016

Dear Linda,
May he rest in peace with his beloved Martha and know that you did everything he wished for until he got his angel wings.Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers today and always.

Linda Mosley Shorter - Jun 7, 2016

Linda and family, May God Be With You All as you say good-bye to your wonderful dad. He leaves you and all his friends with so many wonderful memories he will forever be with you in your heart. RIP Roy you will be missed by many and remembered always.

Karen Bedingfield - Jun 7, 2016

Linda Sorry for the loss of your Dad, Prayers and Hugs as your celebrate his life. Your Dad is with your Mom now and that will bring you Peace.

Dallas & Delia Blackburn - Jun 7, 2016

Linda, Sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great man. I have many memories of having conversations with him. He is with your Mom now celebrating their reunion. If there’s anything I can do for you let me know. He will be missed. God bless you all. Love from the Blackburn family.

clara herrera - Jun 7, 2016


the gayheart familys - Jun 7, 2016

your dad was good person to my familys we are sorry for you’ll loss we will miss him I am used see him outside work in his yard he always have big smile on his face r.i.p roy

Denis & Roberta Rapp - Jun 7, 2016

Linda and family we so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to Roy. He was so knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He will be missed. May God Bless & give you comfort.

Donna Myers & Family - Jun 7, 2016

My sympathy Linda and family. I cannot remember ever meeting Royal without a smile as big as all outdoors and a cheery greeting or chat. He was always so positive and happy. Our world was better for having known Royal. RIP Royal, job well done faithful and loving servant!

Jim Fox - Jun 7, 2016

Great caring man who will be missed by many. Always had time for a smile and a kind word for all. One of a kind and to know him was to love him.

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - Jun 7, 2016

What a joy to know Roy! His home was always one of our favorites to carol to at Christmas. We are praying for you all. In God’s Love