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Dr. Robert Lee (Bob) Doty, 84, Campbellsville, KY (1935-2019)

Dr. Robert Lee "Bob" Doty of Campbellsville passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He was 84 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Dr. Greg Mobley.

Visitation is requested from 4pmET until 8pmET on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Dr. Robert Lee "Bob" Doty of Campbellsville, son of the late Robert Lee Doty, Sr. and Eddie Broaddus Doty, was born May 19, 1935 in Garrard County, Kentucky. He died at 11:35 A.M., Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Campbellsville.

He was an active member of his Sunday school class at Campbellsville Baptist Church and previously served as minister for a Baptist congregation in southern Illinois. He participated in many evangelical and medical mission trips to various countries, and he was a significant contributor to a church in Peru. He served his country honorably in the United States Army.

Most of Dr. Doty's life was devoted to education. He earned an Associate of Science degree from Henry Ford Community College in Michigan, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown College where he later served on the Georgetown College Board of Trustees and was inducted into Georgetown College's Hall of Fame, a Bachelor of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Masters of Art in English Literature and a doctorate in Victorian literature from the University of Kentucky. He served one year as Scholar for Kentucky Humanities Council.

He has received many honors for his dedication to education and service to his community such as being named Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club Man of the Year, the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber Man of the Year, the Campbellsville University Academic Excellence Award and professor emeritus status at Campbellsville University. Dr. Doty retired from Campbellsville University as an English professor.

As an Eagle Scout, Dr. Doty received national recognition from the Boy Scouts of America for his dedication in assisting other young men in achieving their Eagle Scout status. He was introduced to photography by his high school principal and from that grew a passion for nature and architecture that was evident in every shot he took during his many travels. Dr. Doty was also an avid fisherman who spent one week, every year, for thirty-eight years in Canada on an extreme camping and fishing trip with friends.

Dr. Doty is survived by his sister, Jewell Newton of Irvine, Kentucky; many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; fourteen great-great nieces and great-great nephews; respected colleagues and cherished friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister: Charles Doty, James Doty and Margaret West.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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