CRAIG ROBERT DOTY Friday, November 16, 1973 - Friday, July 28, 2017

Craig Robert Doty, age 43, Highlandville, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. He was born November 16, 1973, in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Robert John and Tomi (Buddette) Doty.

He graduated from Spokane High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from SMSU, now MSU, in Springfield.

Craig was an avid outdoors sportsman, enjoying turkey and deer hunting, and bow hunting as well as searching for and collecting arrowheads. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and playing his guitar. He was a computer technician for Miller Amusement and Vending Company.

Craig is survived by his parents; a son, Caleb Wayne Doty; his companion of eight years, Sarah Oleson and her daughter, Michaela George; and other extended relatives and many friends.

There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in Highlandville Cemetery, on EE highway, under the care of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. A scholarship fund has been set up for Craig’s son, Caleb. Please write the check out for Caleb Wayne Doty, and in memo area write the account number of 2101952301. The contribution may be mailed or taken to any Commerce Bank. Family and friends may share online condolences at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Service Details: There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in Highlandville Cemetery, on EE highway, under the care of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. A scholarship fund has been set up for Craig’s son, Caleb. Please write the check out for Caleb Wayne Doty, and in memo area write the account number of 2101952301. The contribution may be mailed or taken to any Commerce Bank


Praying for the family. I will never forget you my friend . I always enjoyed when you came by during deer season, and the fishing trips we had . You will be missed greatly. So sorry Tomi, Robert , Caleb and Sarah .
Sarah...I am so sorry! I will be praying for all you, Caleb, and all your family. May the good Lord be very near you and give you peace and comfort. Love you.
Safe travels dear friend. The days of horse back riding, coon hunting, and summers at the creek will never be forgotten. It was an honor to know you and call you a friend.