Doyle, William, Joe (Bill)
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December 19, 1960 - Auguest 13, 2014 William Joe Doyle (Bill) passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at his home in Phoenix. He was 53. Bill was born on December 19, 1960 in Igloo, SD. He joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 18 and served his country with pride for over 20 years. He married his high school sweetheart right out of basic training, after which his service took them to Rapid City, SD (Ellsworth); Clovis, NM (Cannon); Phoenix, AZ (Luke); the Republic of Korea (Osan) and Germany (Spangdahlem). Affectionately known as "Popeye" to those he served alongside, Bill retired as a Master Sergeant in 2000. He then returned to Arizona and worked for the City of Phoenix at its Union Hills Water Treatment Plant. Those that knew him will remember Bill as a dependable hard worker, an active sportsman, an outdoor adventurer, an occasional troublemaker, and a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and great-uncle. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 34 years, Melody Doyle; his daughters, Dani Doyle-Miller (m. Kevin Miller) and Brandie Doyle (m. Will Benoit); his granddaughter, Zoe Miller; his father, Larry Doyle; his brothers, John Doyle (m. Sandy Espitia-Doyle) and David Doyle (m. Lynne Doyle); his nieces, Jennifer Davis (m. Donny Davis) and Shelby Doyle; his nephew, Casey Doyle; his grand-niece, Savea Davis; and his Hawks baseball teammates. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Doyle (nee Lolley) and his brother, Bob Doyle .
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 15, 2014