Robert Anthony Doughty left his worldly pain in the rear-view mirror on April 6, 2022.
Robert was born April 18, 1981 in Norwalk to his parents: Denise M Doughty (Myers) and Richard A Doughty, Sr.
Robert was a fearless, outgoing, adventurous kid growing up in Norwalk. He graduated from both Norwalk High School and the Carpentry Program at Ehove Career Center in 2000.
Robert moved around and lived in both California and New York before returning home to live in Ohio.
Robert was a Jack of All Trades who worked locally to pursue his specialties in carpentry and electricity. Robert was also always one to lend a hand to a family member or neighbor in need.
If Robert’s life stood for anything, let it be in his legacy of awareness after his departure from this earth.
Suicide is a silent epidemic and one that is wreaking havoc across our communities. If this message can reach one person and save another family from what our family is experiencing this week, then Robert’s death will not have been in vain, and our words will carry on far into the future.
Mental Health Awareness needs to be shouted about from our rooftops. Addiction is a demon living among us all. When the two combine, it is catastrophic, and our hope is that everyone can learn a lesson from our Bobby.
Look beneath the surface. If the little voice inside your head is telling you to check in on someone, make it a priority. Don’t quiet that voice. Make the call. Stop holding the grudge. Learn to love the person despite how much you loathe their actions.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Richard A Doughty, Sr., and his older brother, Allen Richard Doughty.
Robert is survived by his mother, Denise M Doughty (Myers); his maternal grandmother, Donna J Jenkins (Krontz); his three brothers, David B Bowling, Richard A Doughty, Jr. (Amy Sweigert Doughty), and Ryan R Doughty (Melinda Lane Doughty); two sisters, Donna Jean Harris (Bowling) and Chastity (Doughty) Smith (Schuyler Smith); his three daughters, Harmoni, Celina, and Jaydyn; along with hundreds of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Robert’s memory to help his mom with final resting arrangements by stopping into any branch of the Firelands Federal Credit Union under the Robert Doughty “Toof Dawg” Memorial Fund.
We invite everyone who knew and loved Robert to feel welcome to attend a Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering in his honor on Tuesday, April 19 from 4 to 6 pm with a service immediately to follow at 6 pm at The Chapel in Norwalk (156 S. Norwalk Road East).
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.fosterfh.com.
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