1936 - 2015 Doyle Wesley Coody, Jr., 79, would like to apologize to the string of broken hearts he left behind at Kirkwood Manor on March 31 in New Braunfels, Texas. He decided instead to join his one true love of 55 years, Frances, in eternity, where he was immediately sent to the store to pick up just one more thing. At various times in his life, Doyle was a gospel singer, a rock star, a paratrooper, an expatriate, a missing person in Libya, an entrepreneur and, most passionately, a husband, father and Poppy to seven grandsons and two great-grandchildren. He was the handsome older brother who dated the friends of his sister, Velva Gail Sparks of Kansas City, and friend to her husband, Gary. He was co-conspirator to his older brother, Ken Coody, who died too young. He adored and was adored by his children: Lisa Kokenes and her husband, Mark, of Seguin; Tess Coody-Anders and her husband, Heath Anders, of Seguin; and Doyle Wes Coody, III of New Braunfels. He is in the heavenly embrace of his parents, Rev. Doyle W. Coody, Sr. and Lilly Strong Coody, who are no doubt relieved he made it in (it was touch and go there for awhile.) Visitation with the family was held 5 pm- 7pm Thursday, April 2 at Tres Hewell Mortuary in Seguin. Graveside services and interment with military honors were at 9:15 am at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Friday, April 3 with Jeremy Roy and Pamela Dietz officiating. Many thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Oaktree Assisted Living, Kirkwood Manor and Hope Hospice for their advocacy and compassion. His family asks that any memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice, 611 N Walnut Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130, and that you think of him by saving the big piece of chicken for your daddy on any given Sunday. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas 78155, 830-549-5912.
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Tres Hewell Mortuary - Seguin
165 Tor Drive
Seguin, TX 78155
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 5, 2015