James Nicolas "Nick" Doyle Jr.(1925 - 2012)

CONWAY, S.C. - James Nicolas Doyle Jr., "Nick", passed away on Dec. 19, 2012, while living in Conway with his step-son, Jimmy Thompson.

He moved to South Carolina on Jan. 30, 2011. Previously, his home was in Louisville, Ky., for many years.

He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Leeds, Ma., a son of the late James N. Doyle Sr. and Mary C. Doyle.

Preceding him in death is his wife, Ester L. Doyle; a son, Billy Doyle; a brother, Thomas Doyle; two sisters, Barbara Doyle Grant and Norma Doyle Wujciak.

Mr. Doyle entered into the U.S. Army in May of 1943. He served 24 years active duty and earned many medals and awards, including The Presidential Commendation, The Bronze Star, The Combat Infantry Badge and the Army Commendation Medal. He was a World War II veteran, also serving in the Korean and Vietnam Conflict.

Being bilingual, Mr. Doyle had numerous assignments in the United States and was on special assignments which often required him to be out of the country. He loved serving his country.

Mr. Doyle is survived by his two brothers, Edward F. Doyle (Shirley) of Florence, Ma., and Robert D. Doyle (Peggy) of Northhampton, Ma., and their children; a step-son James R. Thompson, Sr., (Hilda) of Conway; six grandchildren, Tonya Basham (Scott), Nancy Ashmore and Walker Thompson (Carrie) of Kentucky, James R. Thompson, Jr., (Susan) of Ft. Mills, Tammy Hardee (Tommy) and Shonda Kirton (Andy) of Conway; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Doyle's funeral service will be held at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 8519 Preston Highway, Okolona on Dec. 22, 2012, at 10 a.m.

Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. the morning of the service.

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Funeral Home

Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Directors
8519 Preston Highway Louisville, KY 402195390
(502) 969-1367

Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 22, 2012