Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 17, 2012 2:11 pm EST


BELLEFONTAINE — Dr. William W. Doup II, 73, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at the Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.

He was born July 18, 1938, in Mount Vernon, to the late Owen and Norma (Long) Doup. His former wife, Jean Elizabeth Doup, preceded him in death Dec. 7, 2002.

Surviving is a son, William (Julie) W. Doup III of West Mansfield; daughters, Deborah (Robert) Vance, Patricia Doup Bailey and Dr. Kathleen (Thomas) Doup-Snapp, all of Bellefontaine; his life partner, Colleen Powell; a sister, Carolyn Chatel of Sidney; grandchildren, Elizabeth Lee, Casey Vance, Elayna Vance, Jonathon Doup, Stephan (Jennifer) Johnson, Anthony Snapp, Natalie Snapp; and adopted granddaughter, Danielle Billings; stepgrandchildren, Robert Vance Jr., April Bullion, Angie Bouic, Jessie McCoy, Jamie Holycross and Tommy Snapp; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was a 1957 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, and in 1961 he graduated from National College of Chiropractic where he was an Alumni and a member of the O.S.C.A. In 1963, he started his business in Bellefontaine and recently achieved 50 years of chiropractic practice.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine and was a member of the Symposiarchs, Moose Lodge, Eagles, Antioch Shriners and a member of the Bellefontaine Masonic Lodge. He was past exalted ruler for the B.P.O.E. Elks 132 and past president for the Kiwanis. Bill was an avid bowler, golfer and enjoyed fishing. He also was the former team physician for Ridgemont High School football team.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine, where the Rev. Brad Angus will officiate at a 10:30 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, Feb. 21. Burial will be in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Scholarship Fund and condolences to the family may be expressed at

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