OBITUARY

Don Doyle

October 20, 1941May 7, 2019
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Dr. Don Doyle, age 77 of Germantown, Tennessee died on May 7, 2019 at The Village of Germantown. Originally from Parsons, Tennessee, Don was the oldest of four children.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha Longmire Doyle of Germantown; two sons Matt (Laura), Chad (Joey); and daughter Leanne (Kelly). He was the proud grandfather of 6 grandsons and 3 granddaughters.

Beginning in 1963, Don served as a Naval Aviation Officer before being honorably discharged.

Dr. Don dedicated his professional life to helping others, first as a Baptist minister and later as a Marriage and Family Therapist logging more than 45,000 hours listening to people from forty-two states and eighteen foreign countries.

Family and friends will gather at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, on Monday May 13th beginning at 1:00pm until 2:00pm when the celebration of Don's life will begin. Burial at Memphis Memory Gardens will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorializing Don with a donation to either First Baptist Church of Homerville, GA or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences and service information may be found at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

  • FAMILY

  • Martha Longmire Doyle, Wife
  • Matt (Laura), Chad (Joey), and daughter (Leanne (Kelly), Children
  • Six (6), Grandsons
  • Three (3), Granddaughters
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Austin Duncan
  • Bryce Duncan
  • Ty Duncan
  • Colby Duncan
  • Brady Doyle
  • Bronson Doyle
  • Brad Box
  • Tucker Doyle, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • First Baptist Church
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

Memories

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Erica Burton

May 13, 2019

Mr. Doyle, aka Papa Don, was like a second father to me. He and the Doyle family entered my life in 1979 when they moved to California; and the bond was practically instant. He welcomed me into the family, communicating with me like a person, not just a kid; and treating me like his own. Becoming best friends with Leanne, I was at the house almost every day; and was included in many of the family activities (family suppers, Sundays at church, family ski trips, concerts, and many more). I was lucky to spend a recent family trip with the expanded Doyle family at Fripp Island, SC (thanks Chad!). I’m so glad I got that time with Papa Don and the family. My heart is with the Doyle family today, tomorrow, and forever. Love you, Erica B.

Lee Minson

May 11, 2019

Thanks to the Doyle Family for sharing Brother Doyle with all of Homerville, First Baptist Church and Minson Family!

Don’t remember the beginning (June 1969 / 1st Grade) but oh, I still remember the sadness and heaviness felt at the end (June 1979 / 11th Grade) of Pastor Doyle’s tenure!! Much of the sadness as I reflect now was selfish in nature as California was callin’. My family and I had benefitted so much from a decade long relationship where we received so much more than we could ever return in full to Pastor Doyle & Family.

Personally I can easily recall dozens of snapshots in my mind of immediate and impromptu, pastoral counseling and gentle coaching I received from Brother Doyle. Too many to mention, but a few I list chronically just in parts:

1. 1970 - World’s Strongest Man (Paul Anderson) visits FBC-All my classmates at school tell me “how cool” my Pastor is;
2. 1971 - UF vs. Tenn. college football game in Gainesville-Humble in Victory;
3. 1972 - Peewee Football on the bus to Waycross-Lesson about having “butterflies”;
4. 1973 - Baptism of my Dad, Sister and I.
5. 1974 - We broke office window playing softball-No angry;
6. 1975 - City Pool after vacation bible school-Helped me understand;
7. 1976 - Older Youth Baseball-Giving of his time;
8. 1977 - Men’s Softball-Love over competition.
9. 1978 - Church Softball-“Get on the horse and ride again”;
10. 1979 - CCHS Basketball Game-Controlling emotion;
and on & on . . .

Give God (all the) Glory!! And please let Brother Doyle have his credit and due for his friendship and service.

To the Family . . .

Love, Lee Minson

Carolyn Rogers

May 10, 2019

Martha, children, grandchildren, Sheila, Chris,

My what an amazing legacy and testimony, Don leaves behind!
He has left a huge positive imprint in so many lives!
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with each of you in the days ahead! May God’s perfect peace surround all of you.
Much love,
Carolyn Rogers

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Biography

Dr. Don Doyle, age 77 of Germantown, Tennessee died on May 7, 2019 at The Village of Germantown. Originally from Parsons, Tennessee, Don was the oldest of four children.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha Longmire Doyle of Germantown; two sons Matt (Laura), Chad (Joey); and daughter Leanne (Kelly). He was the proud grandfather of 6 grandsons and 3 granddaughters.

Beginning in 1963, Don served as a Naval Aviation Officer before being honorably discharged.

Dr. Don dedicated his professional life to helping others, first as a Baptist minister and later as a Marriage and Family Therapist logging more than 45,000 hours listening to people from forty-two states and eighteen foreign countries.

Family and friends will gather at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, on Monday May 13th beginning at 1:00pm until 2:00pm when the celebration of Don's life will begin. Burial at Memphis Memory Gardens will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorializing Don with a donation to either First Baptist Church of Homerville, GA or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences and service information may be found at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.