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James R. Doyle

James R. Doyle

POWHATAN—James Robert Doyle, 81, of Powhatan passed into glory on January 12, 2021.

He is the widower of the late Carol Jane Amory Doyle.

He is survived by his brother Raymond T. Doyle Jr., of Hampton; sons, Christopher (Curtis) and their children, James Mitchell, Robert Franklin, Martha Amory and Annie Josephine; and David Doyle and his children, David James and Savannah Faith; cousins; close friends in the Snead, Taylor and Carroll families; nieces; and nephews.

He also was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Ellen Schoonmaker Doyle; and sister, Mary “Deanie” Woodmansee.

A native of Hampton, he graduated from Hampton High School and the College of William & Mary’s Old Dominion campus, creating a career in the insurance field with Life of Virginia, SunLife and Crown Group.

Active in serving the less fortunate, he was affiliated with the Shriners International of Acca Temple, and also volunteered for many years in disaster relief with the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and the senior citizen transportation group.

 Mr. Doyle was an active member of church parish life everywhere that he lived, serving on laity boards and supporting the altar guild. He was most recently a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Powhatan, where he was laid to rest at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 23. Memorial gifts may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital and the American Red Cross.

Bennett & Barden Funeral Home and Monument Company of Powahatan handled the arrangements.

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