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Arthur "Red" Simpson Doggett, age 85

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Arthur "Red" Simpson Doggett, age 85 of Forest City passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Arthur was born January 29, 1933 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Grover and Eula Howard Doggett.

He was a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church and his Sunday school class which he enjoyed attending. "Red" loved cars and racecar driving which he did for many years in number 97 at Harris, Spindale, and Shelby racetracks. He was also a talented and gifted wood worker and enjoyed building with his hands. In his working career, he worked for Burlington Industries as the Machine Shop Foreman where he retired with over 44 years service.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca H. Doggett, sons, Mark Doggett and wife Lynn of Greenville, Jeff Doggett of Black Mountain, Max Doggett and wife Ann, and Kurt Doggett and wife Vicky all of Forest City, daughters, Cathy Humphries and husband Ricky of Gaffney, Barbie Kirby and husband Roy of Irmo, SC, a brother, Billy Cole and wife Janice of Forest City and sister, Marion Hopper and husband Lannie of Charlotte. There are also 16 grandchildren and 12 Great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Bethany Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 760 Bethany Church Road, Forest City, NC 28043 or Hospice of The Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

The Padgett & King Mortuary is serving the family.

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