Charles Simeon Doby, 85, of Raleigh, NC died Friday, May 9, 2014 at Rex Hospital. He was born in Durham, NC on March 19, 1929, the son of the late Clennie Rhodes and Charles June Doby.
After living in Durham, Burlington and Roxboro he moved to Raleigh in 1941. He was a graduate of Hugh Morson High School and veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Southern Bell Telephone with 30 years of service. Charles was a member of North Raleigh Chapel where he enjoyed singing in the choir for many years.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers-in-law.
Charles is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Ruth Sawyer Doby; 3 sons, Robert S. Doby and his wife Saundra of Zebulon, Timothy S. Doby and his wife Susan of Fuquay-Varina and Charles Steven Doby and his wife Aulya Mayseta of Raleigh; grandchildren, Joshua, Charles "Chad", and Lindsay Doby; sister, Kathleen D. Harris of Raleigh and numerous other loving family members and friends.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.