A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.
Larry "Jack" Jackson Doyle, Sr., was born in Martinsville, Virginia, on December 20, 1933, and went to be with the Lord on Christmas morning, December 25, 2020, at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry Doyle, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Doyle; his brother, James Henry Doyle, Jr.; and his beloved wife, Sue Anne Blankenship Doyle, with whom he shared 67 years of joy and laughter. She was his first love and his soulmate and their amazing relationship was a testimony to faithfulness and true, unconditional love.
Jack is survived by his children, Larry Jackson Doyle, Jr., Shawn Lee Doyle (Rachael), and Traci Jo Johnson (Jerry), who were blessed to be raised by such a wonderful father. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews who will greatly miss his sweet smile, warm hugs, patient teaching, sage advice, and unwavering support.
Jack graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1952, and due to his endearing personality and amazing work ethic, he was a successful salesman for much of his life. He was employed by Stanley Furniture Company for many years as an independent sales representative in Valrico, Florida, where he also owned and operated PDQ Furniture Sales. After his "retirement", Jack and Sue moved to Smith Mountain Lake (Moneta, Virginia) where he started a new career as a real estate agent, most recently with MKB Realtors at the Lake. Jack was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, the SML Moose Lodge, and the Chamber of Commerce and was also a volunteer at the SML Visitor Center.
Jack Doyle was a Godly, caring, intelligent man who dearly loved his family and friends and showed that love with kindness, generosity, and myriad acts of kindness. Throughout his life, he was an exceptional golfer, a skilled fisherman, a bow and rifle hunter, an avid reader, a lover of history, a community theater actor, a talented karaoke singer, an engaging storyteller, a wise counselor, a gentleman, and a hero and encourager to many.
Jack's family will receive visitors on Saturday, January 9, 2021, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Conner Bowman Funeral Home, 62 Virginia Market Place Drive, Rocky Mount, VA, 24151. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the same location and will be officiated by Jack's beloved pastor and friend Reverend Kelvin Edwards.
Pop, your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.