Roy W. Doxey
Roy W. Doxey (February 27, 1908 – August 10, 1992) was a theologian and mid-level leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Doxey was born in Ogden, Utah. He married Alberta Opheikins in 1934. In 1944 he was an employee of the United States government. In that year he was called to preside over the Eastern States Mission of the LDS Church, based in Philadelphia and covering New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and western Connecticut and Massachusetts. While in this position he oversaw the re-establishment of the Hill Cumorah Pageant at the end of World War II, recruiting Harold I. Hansen to head the pageant. Doxey also developed a standardized teaching plan for the use of missionaries. Doxey ended his time as mission president in 1948.
Doxey then joined the faculty of Brigham Young University (BYU) where he taught until about 1974. In June 1963, Doxey was appointed chairman of the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Religion at BYU. He served as acting dean of the College of Religious Education for a short time following dean B. West Belnap's death and before the appointment of Daniel H. Ludlow. In 1969 Doxey became assistant dean of Religion at BYU. Doxey served as Dean of Religious Education at BYU from 1971 to 1974 when he was succeeded by Jeffrey R. Holland. While Dean of Religious Education, Doxey was able to convince members of the BYU administration to not go through with the idea of ending the listing of grades from religion classes.
In civic affairs, Doxey served for several years on the Utah Valley Hospital board.
- Wilkinson, Ernest L., ed., Brigham Young University: The First One Hundred Years (Provo, BYU Press, 1975) Vol. 3, p. 114
- Wilkinson, Brigham Young University, p. 115
- Wilkinson. Brigham Young University. Vol. 4, p. 194
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- James E. Faust, "Refined in Our Trials", Ensign, February 2006.
- "Theologian, Writer Roy Doxey Dies at 84; Funeral is Friday", Deseret News, August 11, 1992
- "A New Beganing for the Pageant: 1948-1951", Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 88–97.
- "Palmyra Holds Centennial Fete", Deseret News, August 9, 1947