Robert Franklin Doll, son of Arthur and Claire, deceased, gently passed away in the loving care of Hospice of Cincinnati on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Robert “Bob” was a basketball coach and teacher at Portsmouth High School from 1968 to when he retired by 1995. He played basketball for PHS and Miami University where he started his coaching career after serving for the Army V-Corp. He went onto coach for Northwestern University, Kent State and Niles McKinley before returning to Portsmouth. He is survived by his brother Richard Doll and was the brother of David Doll (decd), Jack Doll (decd), and Vicky Ensinger (decd). He is survived by the mother of his children, Jean Wright whose children are Thomas Arthur Doll (Rebecca), Lynn Ann Doll, Lee Ann Doll and Kimberly Doll Burns (Michael). Grandchildren who are, Alexis Spence (Josh), Lauren Hill (Matt), Myra Holloway (Eric), Charlie Doll (Jess) Stuart Doll and step-grandchild Philip Hill, Denver Robison, Galen Robison, Jena Robison, Patrice DiPasquale, Aviana DiP
Services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at Melcher Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with graveside military rites provided by the American Legion, James Dickey Post #23 at Scioto Burial Park in McDermott.
A visitation will be held at Melcher Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm, and again one hour before the service on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, a college scholarship has been set up in memory of Coach Bob Doll. Donations (tax deductible) can be mailed to: The Scioto County Foundation, P.O. Box 911, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. In memory of Coach Bob Doll, this college scholarship fund will benefit both a boys basketball player and/or boys golf player at Portsmouth City High School. Thank you for your donation.