TROY - Charles W. "Bill" Doll, 86, of Troy, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the Walnut Creek Nursing Center, Kettering, Ohio.
He was born on May 4, 1926, in Troy, to the late William R. and Bernice (Sloan) Doll. He was married to Louise (Hart) Doll in August of 1947, and she preceded him in death in September of 1999.
He is survived by his four children, Becky Doll (Michael) Howes of Pickerington, Ohio, Steve Doll of Troy, Sally Doll of Troy, and Bill Doll of Vandalia, Ohio; three grandchildren, Mindy (Dave) Kaiser of Tipp City, Ohio, Brittney (Eric) Hauck of Andover, Kan., and Sarah Howes of Pickerington; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Kaiser, Keane Hauck, and Kaden Hauck; one sister, Carolyn (Sylvester) Herrmann of Troy and their three children, Gary Herrmann, Debbie Marchi, Gail Niles, and families.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Bill was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Canaan Hauck.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II as a pharmacist's mate aboard The Battleship USS Arkansas (BB-33). He saw action in the Pacific Theatre and participated in the landing of Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He was involved in the nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll.
He had been a lifelong resident of Troy and was a Kentucky Colonel; a member of the Troy Elks Lodge BPOE No. 833; Franklin Lodge No. 14 F&AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton; Troy Fish & Game; VFW Post No. 5436; and AmVets Post No. 88. He was an avid sportsman, fisherman and hunter, and he was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Bill was the owner of Doll Dental Laboratory for more than 50 years.
Services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Mark Zelnick of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy.
Friends may call from
10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Walnut Creek Nursing Center Staff for their care during Bill's stay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420; the Miami County Humane Society, P.O. Box 789, Troy, OH 45373; or a charity of your choice.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.