James Donald ‘JD’ Doby Sr.

Published 3:21 pm Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mr. James Donald “J.D.” Doby Sr., 83, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at his home.

He was born in Alamance County on April 4, 1933 to Walter Henry and Ollie Parker Doby. He was owner of Doby Auto Rentals in Winston-Salem. Mr. Doby had a passion for improving farm land and worked for many years with his cattle on his Rowan County farm and Davie County farm, which is the Doby home place.

Mr. Doby was preceded in death by 5 sisters, 4 brothers, and a nephew.

Surviving: a daughter, Janeen Doby; a son, James Donald “Sarge” Doby Jr. and wife Kathy; a special friend, Jacque Spaugh; his grandchildren, Jason Ralston and wife Charlotte, James Donald (Jesse) Doby III, Tristin Adams, and Reagan Poole; great-grandchildren, Marley Ralston and Jackson Ralston; 3 special nephews, Steve, David, and Bradley Doby; several other nieces and nephews; and his farming friends, Eddie and Judy Atkins.

A memorial service will be held later.

Condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.