John Francis Doyle, 96, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021. He was born on December 18, 1924, in New Orleans, LA. and was a longtime resident of Mobile. After graduating from Murphy High School, he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army and served in WWII in Guadalcanal. Afterwards, in Mobile, he met the love of his life, Martha Stevens Doyle, and they married in 1944 and were together for nearly 60 years until her death in 2004. Upon this union, they were blessed with three wonderful children, Nancy Doyle Stine, Grace Braun Doyle and John David Doyle.
John worked as an accountant for the OPICO Import/Export business for most of his career. Upon retirement, he and Martha traveled extensively via "RVing" across the United States their first big adventure was driving to Alaska. His hobbies included being an active amateur radio operator (K4TVL). Over his lifetime, he stayed in touch with other "ham operators" via his computer by checking in at assigned times throughout the day, some operators from as far away as Japan. He loved sailing in the Mobile Bay and was a member of the Buccaneer Yacht Club. He also enjoyed playing the piano. He played tennis at the Mobile Tennis Center, with a senior league until the age of 85. He looked forward to going to the Mobile Via Center every day to play badminton and to spend time with his friends. He was a member of Ashland Place United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death before him were his parents, Edward Joseph Doyle, Sr. and Bertha Braun Doyle, sister, Aleta Doyle Wilkes, brother, Edward "Eddie" J. Doyle, Jr., his wife, Martha Doyle, daughter, Grace Braun Doyle, son, David Doyle and his son-n-law, Robert L. Stine. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Doyle Stine, grandsons, Bryan D. Stine, Mobile and John A. Stine (Amy), Cincinnati, OH, great grandchildren, Tristan and Eloise Stine, Cincinnati, OH, daughter-n-law, Diana Doyle, Mobile and his special good friends, Ryan Jones, Glenda Parker and Myrt Jones, all of Mobile.
Private Graveside Services will be held at Mobile Memorial Gardens. Memorial Donations may be made in John's name to Ashland Place United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.