William James "Jim" Doane, 71, of 932 N. 50th, formerly of Beverly, died Wednesday (May 8, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.
He was born April 14, 1942, in Pittsfield, a son of William Ronald and Neva Doane. He married Esther "Bunnie" Piper in 1968 in Pittsfield. She survives.
Mr. Doane served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War
. He was a member of Beverly United Methodist Church. He was a member of numerous community boards, clubs and organizations and received many awards throughout the years. Among his awards were the Pike County Outstanding Young Farmer, the Herald-Whig Farm Family of the Year Award in 1998 and the Environmental Stewardship Award (Payson). He was a member of the Liberty School Board, the Adams FS board, the Farm Bureau Board, the Liberty Lions Club and the Liberty American Legion. He also served on the Adams County Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Mound Prairie Cemetery Board and the Adams County Beef Producers Board. He was a Beverly Township supervisor and a member of the Liberty School Foundation.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jeff Doane and his wife, Jody, of Quincy and Phil Doane and his wife, Sharon, of Liberty; three grandchildren, Madison Doane, Eric Doane and Craig Doane; and one sister, Mary Jane Witt. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday in Beverly United Methodist Church, Beverly, conducted by the Rev. Lois Sorrill. Burial will be in Mound Prairie Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. today in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Beverly United Methodist Church, Liberty American Legion or Mound Prairie Cemetery Fund.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.