John R. Doyle died peacefully on July 3 at Golden Years Assisted Living in Orange. He was born to Edward P. and Hazel Jordan Doyle in Sweetwater, in 1924. He was raised in Monahans, Texas, and moved to Vinton after serving in World War II.

He was married to Bernice Wilfer for 60 years. He retired from DuPont Sabine River Works where he was an operator for 35 years. In addition, he was a lifetime member of the American Legion and he attended First Baptist Church in Vinton.

He is survived by sons, Rodney Doyle and wife Joyce, Mickey Doyle and wife Rhonda; daughter Linda Jacobs; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at the Vinton First Baptist Church on Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m.