Mr. Doss was an electrician who lived in a nice brick ranch on North Main Street, a little past Bubba’s Ice Cream. He had served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He and his wife had no children but pictures of them at their home show a neatly landscaped yard with flowers.
Roy and his wife Mary went to American National Bank for help with their estate plan. Loretta Aron told us that Roy and Mary had charitable interests but no specific organization in mind. She presented them with some information on The Community Foundation and asked them to see if they might be interested in working with us.
Several years later, after Mary had passed away, Roy came back to the bank to finalize his plans. He chose to leave a bequest to establish the Roy L. and Mary G. Doss Scholarship at The Community Foundation. The single restriction was that the scholarships go to benefit Danville-Pittsylvania County students.
Throughout the process, the only contact Mr. Doss ever had with The Community Foundation was to contribute a brick to the Veterans Memorial.