OBITUARY

Doyle Ray Clemons

March 18, 1964January 9, 2021
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Doyle Ray Clemons was born March 18, 1964, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Lee Clemons. He went to be with his Lord on January 9, 2021.

Due to his father’s ministry, Doyle spent his early childhood in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas. Eventually the family relocated to Oklahoma City, where Doyle graduated high school from Grace Christian Academy in 1982. He attended college at Southern Bible College in Houston, Texas, and was married to Melissa Clark in 1989. Doyle was a talker, and anyone who met him knew how he loved to make people laugh. Sales, therefore, was a natural fit. Most of his career in sales was in the heavy equipment industry in Oklahoma and Texas. It was here that he and Melissa raised a family. He won numerous sales competitions—too many in fact to count, but some of his most recent awards were Top Retail Salesman in 2018 and Top Salesman in North America at Bell Equipment.

Doyle had many interests and passions. He loved visiting with family on holidays and birthdays, grabbing coffee with friends, or catching up with others on the phone—usually in his truck going to different job sites, and if you phoned Doyle when he was in his truck, he was either listening to a book on tape, a radio sports show or a podcast sermon. Doyle also loved making music and singing. He played the guitar and drums and treasured the eight years he was part of the worship team at Gateway Church in Frisco. Doyle was also passionate about reading the Bible. He woke early in the morning and devoured the Scriptures, spending most mornings over an hour in the Bible with a cup of coffee nearby. Doyle especially loved the Old Testament, and he greatly admired the biblical character David. The ancient king was a skilled musician and song writer himself, writing most of the book of Psalms. Scripture tells us that David was “a man after God’s own heart” and that’s something Doyle sought to be as well.

Doyle was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Samuel Clemons; and his father-in-law, Mike Clark.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Clemons; his daughter, Ariel Cooper and husband Greg; his two sons, Jacob Clemons and Joshua Clemons; his mother-in-law, Jimmie Clark; his sister-in-law, Stephanie Clark and husband Eddie; his two grandsons Ethan Cooper and Austin Cooper; his mother, Sandra Clemons; his sister, Glenda Brown and husband Rick; his sister, Gayla Cotton and husband Bobby; and his brother, David Clemons and wife Miranda. Doyle is also survived by many beloved uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and we can’t forget about his dog, Emmett!

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Vita Clemons

January 19, 2021

Doyle, you will always be in my heart and memory! You have left this earth much too soon - and I will always remember your smile. Every time we saw each other or we talked, you told me you loved me - and you brightened my day. You left footprints on our hearts - and Loy will miss your calls so much! They meant a lot to him. I know you have gone on to a better life, but we are sad we have to wait to see you again ❤️
Love,
Aunt Vita

Chad Carpenter

January 18, 2021

Doyle was such a kind man and a joy to be around. I am so glad I was able to serve with Doyle on the worship team at Gateway Church at the Frisco campus. I know he really loved his family and God. He would talk about them in the green room. Doyle was also a drummer so we had that in common and would talk drums some time. I know Doyle is in heaven and I am glad I found this picture of him with his worship team family . He will be greatly missed. I am continuing to pray for his family.
Love
Chad

Sharon Berry

January 18, 2021

I will always cherish the memories of when I lived with Doyle and his parents in Phoenix. So many fun times watching Mission Impossible and Carol Burnett with a big bowl of popcorn. It is such a blessing to know that Doyle is resting in the Lord and that I will see him again one day.

Loy Ray Clemons

January 16, 2021

The most prominent memory I had with Doyle in recent years was our long conversations on the phone.
I loved Doyle Clemons and usually thought of him as a second son, even though in fact he was my nephew.
I traveled a lot when I was a young man and when I came back for short, visits Doyle and I looked forward to our breakfasts together--some times with my brother and his dad, Sam.
When Doyle was young I recognized his inate intelligence and sense of humour. I always referred to him as my "Podnah"-- a Texas and Okie way of saying pardner.
Because of his sense of humour I found him to be one of the most interesting people I knew--and loved. We talked about every subject you could think of--and he usually knew, or at least had an opinion about all of them. I'm sure if I brought up the subject of people's brand-loyalty about trucks--Ford, Chevy, Ram--he would tell me what he thought!
When Doyle was young he worked out religiously, and most people that saw Doyle recognized this.
Like myself, I'm sure many of you thought he was very healthy and was as surprised as me when he was died of cancer.
I can't stop about Doyle--so I guess I should stop.
I will miss our mortal relationship, but I look forward to the time I will meet him in Heaven. I love you still,Doyle.

Glenda Brown

January 15, 2021

The last pics we took with Doyle was this past Thanksgiving . We all had such a wonderful day and enjoyed hanging out and eating all day. Our family will never be the same without our dear brother, 💔😢 However I am comforted in knowing that he is with the Lord and I cannot wait to see him some glorious day. I love you forever Bubby, ❤️❤️❤️

Paul Hall

January 13, 2021

Melissa & family, I’m so sorry to hear of Doyle’s passing. He was always so full of life! Doyle was a wonderful Christian man. He was energetic, determined, genuine, honest, loyal, joyful & just fun to be around.! As I worked with Doyle in Tulsa, from 1995-2005, I heard many, many stories of Ariel, Jacob & Josh as they were growing up. Melissa & his kids (along with the Lord), were always the center of his life! His love for his family was apparent to all.

Romans1:16 (“I am not ashamed of the gospel..”) reminds me of Doyle. If you knew Doyle at all, you knew he loved Jesus! He didn’t care if it was politically correct to say it!

Doyle’s life wasn’t as long as we would like, but in praying for Melissa & the kids, I really felt that Doyle “fought the good fight, finished the race & kept the faith”. May the Lord bring comfort to you all in the days ahead. Paul Hall

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