Obituary of James Coleman Doyle
James “J.C.” Coleman Doyle Senior, son of William Jennings Bryan Doyle and Mana Doyle (nee Manifold), was born April 19, 1930 in Heavener, Oklahoma. J.C. passed peacefully on October 30, 2018 at Green Tree Memory Care Center in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Ina Fern Doyle. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Leodas Doyle, Rayford Doyle, Jack Doyle, and Jerry Doyle. J.C. is survived by his sisters Dona (Paul) Cast and Shelba Manor, as well as his two sons, Jim Doyle and Bill Doyle, along with their wives, Ruth Doyle and Pam Doyle. He is also survived by his grandchildren and their spouses, Jenny and Brian Deramo, Beth and David Russell, Jimmy and Heidi Doyle, and Lauren and Addison Poth, by his most beloved great grandchildren Bella Deramo, Alex Deramo, Corbin Russell, Wesley Russell, River Doyle, and Bridger Doyle, and a large extended family.
J.C., or Papa, as he is known to his family, left an indelible mark on so many lives. He was devoted to his wife Ina. He loved to tell everyone the story of how they met and exclaim that she was the “prettiest girl he’d ever seen.” Their love stood the test of time and was a wonderful example to all. J.C. saw Ina through many illnesses, always ensuring that she had the best of care and staying by her side. He was never quite the same after her loss, missing his other half. J.C. was an exemplary father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His great grandchildren doted on him, loving to sit on his lap and always enjoying his gifts of peanut M&Ms and mac n cheese. His grandchildren love him deeply; knowing that he would be there for anything needed and that he could be counted on to brag about how proud he was of them. Each carries special memories of trips and stays with Granny and Pa. He welcomed his daughters-in-law into the family as if they were his own. He was thrilled one Christmas when he found cards for them that expressed how they were his daughters, fitting his special relationship with him. Pa’s children will always have the memories of a father who loved them without limit, who took them on great adventures across the U.S., who supported them in all their dreams. If fact, one of the things he was most proud of was taking his family to 49 states and most of Canada. Mere words are not enough to pay tribute to Pa. He was the most gentle, kind, giving, and patient soul. He had a kind word, smile, and funny story ready for anyone and everyone. He loved his family with a passion and will be remembered as the best of men. J.C. had a long and extraordinary life. He loved fiercely, created a close-knit family, traveled the world, and kept his amazing sense of humor until the very end.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov 1 from 2:00-8:00 PM at Green Hill Funeral Home, Sapulpa 400 East Teel Road, Sapulpa and Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Nov 2 from 2:00-3:00 PM at Angus Church 4401 S. 129th W. Avenue, Sand Springs
James's Final Resting Place at Green Hill Memorial Gardens 400 E. Teel Rd., Sapulpa