DOYLE, JAMES NICOLAS "NICK," JR., passed away on December 19, 2012 while living in Conway, SC with his step-son, Jimmy Thompson.
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He moved to South Carolina on January 30, 2011. Previously, his home was in Louisville, Kentucky for many years.
He was born in Leeds, MA, on February 1, 1925, a son of the late James N. Doyle Sr. and Mary C. Doyle. Also, 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 twenty-four years active duty and earned many metals 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 Massachusetts and Robert D. Doyle (Peggy) of North Hampton, MA, and their children; a step-son, James R. Thompson Sr. (Hilda) of Conway, SC; six grandchildren, Tonya Basham (Scott), Nancy Ashmore and Walker Thompson (Carrie) of Kentucky, James R. Thompson Jr. (Susan) of Ft. Mills, SC, Tammy Hardee (Tommy) and Shonda Kirton (Andy) of Conway SC; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Doyle's funeral service will be 10 a.m. on December 22, 2012 at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 8519 Preston Highway, Okolona. Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. the morning of the service. Online condolences may be offered at archlheadypreston.com
Published in The Courier-Journal on Dec. 21, 2012