ST. PARIS — Kurt Eugene Dowty, 31, of St. Paris, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in his residence. Born Aug. 11, 1982, in Piqua, he was a son of Jim Dowty and Peggy (Sloan) Laughman.
Kurt is survived by two young children, Paityn and Parker Dowty; his father, Jim Dowty; mother and step-father, Peggy and Ed Laughman; brother, Greg (Michelle) Dowty; and grandmother, Inez Sloan. He is also survived by four step-brothers, Josh (Melissa) Laughman, Rhett (Sarah) Laughman, Jacob (Heather) Laughman, andTyler (Megan) Laughman; step-sister, Jordan Laughman; step-grandmother, Frances Laughman; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Vernon Ross Sloan; paternal grandparents, Raymond Eugene and Betty Ann Dowty; nephew, Elijah Laughman; and step-grandfather, Charles Laughman.
Kurt was a 2001 graduate of Graham High School and he was a member of FFA and 4-H. He loved to fish and enjoyed watching NASCAR and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a member of the St. Paris United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the St. Paris United Methodist Church, 208 W. Walnut St., St. Paris with Pastor Dave Kepple presiding. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday from 6-7 p.m. in the church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the
of Clark and Champaign County, P.O. Box 1106, Springfield, OH or to the family in care of Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., P.O. Box 760, St. Paris, OH 43072. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com