Roy Louis Doe, an Army veteran who served around the world and a longtime lumberman, died Feb. 26, 2006 from cancer. He was 68.
Mr. Doe also suffered from diabetes and was a recipient of a kidney donated by his son, Kevin, in 1998.
Mr. Doe was born in Prairie City on Jan. 2, 1938, to Paul and Clara Beth Doe. He and his family moved soon thereafter to Medford. He went to Medford High School before entering the U.S. Army. He served in many posts around the world, including Germany, Turkey and Beirut, advancing to the rank of sergeant. After being discharged in 1959, he returned to the lumber industry in Oregon. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in business administration.
He was married to Heather Norris for 27 years, and they had two children, Pam and Kevin. In 1992, he married Sandy Semple.
Mr. Doe worked in the lumber business his whole life, including owning his own business: Suncrest Forest Products.
Mr. Doe enjoyed the outdoors, including rafting down the Rogue River, hunting in the Wallowa Mountains and camping all over Oregon. He was an excellent cook. He belonged to many fraternal organizations and gave his time freely to charity.
He is survived by his wife Sandy Doe; parents, Paul and Clara Beth Doe; sister, JoAnn Parker; children Pam Card and Kevin Durland; four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
At his request, no funeral services will be held, but a memorial of his life will be held March 4 at his house in Medford. A memorial website is at http://roydoe.tributeforyou.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, P.O. Box 4548, Medford, OR 97501.