September 22, 1949 ~ January 11, 2019

Born in: Big Springs, Texas,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Mark Doty passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the age of 69. Mark is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Martha Doty of Arden, North Carolina and his sister and brother-in-law, Terry and Rick Covington of Cedar Park, Texas and their families. Mark was born on September 22, 1949 in Big Springs, Texas, grew up in Clyde, Texas as the son of a local weatherman, James Thad Doty and Helen Doty. Thad and Helen moved to Candler, NC in the 1970’s and Mark joined them soon after. He worked as a Lab Technician at Mission Hospital for many years. Mark, a kind, caring and gentle person, spent his free time helping his fellow man. He drove multiple routes for the Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County for many years. Mark lived in Candler and helped take care of his mother after the death of his father in 1998. He often helped his neighbors by buying groceries or running errands for those that needed help. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County, 146 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801, 828-253-5286. No services are planned and Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Steve and Martha,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your brother. Our Prayers are with you and your family.
    Rick and Jan Elingburg

  2. To Mark’s family I would like to say that I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Mark’s company. Whether we were working, taking a little hike, relaxing on his porch, or watching one of the classic movies he enjoyed, he was always pleasant to be around. He never spoke unkindly of others and was always willing to help someone if he could. We have lost a wonderful human being. I will miss you, Mark.

  3. We will miss you Mark. You were always there for others and we want to honor your memory with our donation to Meals of Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County. I hope others will join me.


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