Edward L. Doty II
August 04, 1954 — September 23, 2023
Edward (Ed) Linn Doty, II peacefully passed away on September 23, 2023. He was born August 4, 1954, to Edward Doty and Erma Clark Doty in Missouri. His family eventually relocated to East Des Moines where he graduated from East High School.
Ed enjoyed working with his hands and first began his career as a bricklayer with his father. He later began serving Polk County Roads and was a part of many teams that had a hand in constructing and plowing many of the roads drivers in Polk County use today. Ed found solace in nature. Among his many favorite outdoor activities were hunting and fishing. You could find him jamming out to John Mellencamp on the way to the lake!
His cherished sport of choice was baseball. After many years of playing, he continued his passion of the sport through coaching his son’s little league teams. He also made sure to loudly “share” his knowledge during his daughter’s softball games! Above all, his ultimate source of pride were his children and grandchildren. They were his greatest accomplishment and main source of happiness.
Ed is survived by his son, Jon (Jodi) Doty; daughter, Jenna (Brady) Clary; and grandchildren, Mya and Olivia Doty and Kason and Peyton Clary.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lana Ireland.
A Memorial Celebration to honor Ed will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2023 at Raccoon River Nature Park Lodge, 2500 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Easterseals of Iowa Camp Sunnyside in honor of Ed.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.