James Kevin Doyle

October 18, 1940April 30, 2019

James Kevin Doyle "Papa," age 78 of Snellville Ga.Passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 30th, 2019. He was proceeded in death by his wife Diane Marie Doyle, parents Alexander John and Helen Doyle, also by his siblings Alexander Brendan Doyle, Mary Eileen Doyle Duffy, Kathleen Doyle Whalen.He is survived by his siblings John (Jay) Doyle, Jean Doyle Green, also his children Timothy Kevin Doyle and daughter-in-law, Maria Alejandra Zaa Doyle, daughters Kathleen Marie (Katy) Doyle, Steve Simpkins(Fiance to Katy Doyle), Julie Ann Doyle and son in law Steve Westerman. He is also survived by his grandchildren Joseph Doyle, Jacob Barrett, Meagan Johnson, Michael Doyle, Mark Doyle, Matthew Doyle, Cody Dupree, Olivia Westerman, and Andrés Herrada.Then by his great grandchildren Priscilla Barrett, Gavin Barrett.

Kevin Doyle was born October 18, 1940 in Springfield Ohio, moved to Michigan with his parents and 5 siblings where he then met the woman of his dreams, Diane Marie Smith on the softball field in Farmington, Michigan. After the 3rd date he asked her to marry him.The two spent the next 54 years together, having four children, eventually moving to Snellville, Georgia in 1981. Working for General motors for 16 years then went on to being the Operations Manager of Chris Motors BMW & Volkswagon for 12 years. Then went on to owning his own Dealerships Doyle Motors. Kevin & Diane Doyle lived in their home for 37 years and after Diane Doyle passed away in 2016 he kept busy with his 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.He was a loyal member of St. Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church and also loved to go to The Sisters of the Visitation Monastery in Snellville Ga. were the beloved Nuns live.They made him an Honorary Nun with his own plaque and dedicated a statue outside their front door with the Holy Family dedicated to Kevin & Diane Doyle.He accomplished so much in his 78 years but the best things he passed on to us are his wisdom of faith and his deep love for our Lords Most Blessed Mother Mary.Amazing and strong work ethics and the honor of your family name.

Kevin Doyle was a deeply devout Catholic. Nothing was more important to him than his faith, his family and Notre Dame football. He was a true Irishman a strong and faithful role model for his children and grandchildren, living all the things he believed: sacrificing for others, family right after God first and loving everyone no matter what their faults were.He always gave true unconditional-love, just as our Lord gave to us. The joy and laughter he brought to our family is unimaginable. His unending jokes and stories kept us wanting more, always such fun and so much laughter with him in the room. He will be missed beyond measure, he was the back bone of this Doyle family and the center of our joy!

J Kevin Doyle is so loved and will be greatly missed by all. The wonderful memories are all we have,and he gave us so many. May his soul rest in peace.


  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 6, 2019


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Bill Duffy

May 1, 2019

When Kevin and I spoke April 17 it was funny, joyful and a trip down memory lane; typical Kevin!! His inner strength and faith to overcome his condition and to create joy and laughter is something I will always cherish. I will miss him but I smile knowing he is shaking it up with all of our loved ones and with the Lord!! I got to tell him that I loved him.
God Bless the Georgia Doyle’s and Kevin.
Billy Duffy