6/27/2018 – Harold J. (Muggs) Doney, Clayton

Mr. Harold J. (Muggs) Doney Jr., 83, died Tuesday June 26th, at Hospice of Jefferson County. Calling hours will be held Friday, June 29th, from 12-2pm, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton, followed immediately by the Funeral Service at 2pm.

A burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery following the service.

Muggs was born April 23rd, 1935, in Watertown, the son of Harold and Evelyn Rivers Doney. He attended Watertown City Schools.

He married the former Shirley Hogan on November 15th, 1953, at the Clayton United Methodist Church, with Reverend Solomon A. Card officiating.

Shirley passed April 20th, 2016, at age 81.

After High School, Muggs entered the United States Air Force, serving from 1953 until he was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1965. After a year in the Reserves, Muggs worked for the New Jersey Army National Guard as Large Engine Mechanic at Fort Drum. He retired in 1990 after 18 years of service.

Besides being a family man and a jokester, Muggs enjoyed deer hunting, and duck hunting. He loved fishing, playing cards, especially Poker, and enjoyed gambling.

After his retirement he fixed cars for many people.

Surviving are three children, Dierdra (Gene) Sorrell, Mark (Lisa) Doney, and Harold (Rip) and Michelle Doney, all of Clayton; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

One daughter, Cynthia Singer, died April 26th, 1985 at age 29. One grandson, Jeffrey, and also two brothers, Alfred and Richard, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.






  1. Carly Bauman Posted

    Mark & Lisa,

    So sorry for your loss! If you guys need anything please dont hesitate to ask!

    The Bauman’s

  2. Della & Gene Fortes Posted

    Rip, Mark, Deirdra and family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Muggs. Please know that you are all in our thoughts any prayers. May he rest is peace.

    Della & Gene

  3. Barbara Shepherd Posted

    Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. I have such fond memories of Uncle Muggs and Aunt Shirley growing up and the times that we visited. I can only hope that there are some great reunions, cold beers and some interesting poker games going on up in heaven now that everyone we love is together! May they all rest in peace. Love Barb & Stan

  4. Daniel Mereau Posted

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have known Harold for a few years as the Father of our friends Rip and Dierdra. In this time he was always a pleasure to be around, and we loved his good humor and friendship. He will be missed, but we know he is at peace now. We thank him for his service to our great Country.

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