Photo courtesy of Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station

John Richard Hoyle

College Station, Texas

Feb 2, 1935 – Mar 12, 2013


Saturday, February 2nd 1935
Tuesday, March 12th 2013
Texas A&M

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I was fortunate to have known John for over 20 years. I first came to A&M as a baseball player in 1979, playing first base, the same job John had held 20 years prior. We really connected when I came back to A&M for my doctorate in Ed Ad in 1992. John was always the most encouraging and supportive professor. He served on my committee and followed my career throughout his life. He was my mentor, my friend, my "GOOD BULL" buddy, and fellow baseball enthusiast. I really...

Unfortunately, I was not one of the students that went on daily runs with Dr. Hoyle here in Castiglion Fiorentino in 1996.  I was not a runner.  He was still head coach in all other areas of my life for the next 17 years.  The last time he visited me in this special place where he first brought me as a young 20 year old, where I found my soul mate and father of my children that same semester, his jovial laughter of the evening turned to seriousness.  He looked into my eyes and said,...

Carolyn, I was stunned to learn of John's passing. I remeber him as an energetic man always going somewhere, doing something important. I know the loss must be difficult. May you receive comfort from your family and friends.

David Herrington
Class of '93.

When I was growing up and my father, and his cousin John, would get together they would tell the most amazing and hilarious stories on each other. I wish I had videos of these stories and the joy of the times together. Losing John and my father in the same week was hard but I try to remember this quote "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened." Dr. Seuss. I will always remember John's joy and passion for life and the fun we had when he was around.

John Hoyle was a great person and educator. He was an inspiration for many professors, school administrators, and teachers. John Hoyle has left a long lasting legacy.

William Allan Kritsonis, PhD

John was a treasure. Beloved classmate 1953 Will Rogers High School. A true gentleman and scholar. We always looked forward to his visits to Tulsa. He never forgot his friends. He has left enduring footsteps. May God continue to bless his loving wife and family. Sincerely, Theresa MacDiarmid Bryant - Grand Lake

"My friend John" was so special we talked every day in High School and his spirit is dear to my heart. John and Carolyn were soul mates This unforgettable human being will give heaven a new dimension and I look forward to share more unforgettable moments when we met again. Love, Gretchen

Dear Hoyle Family,

Dr. Hoyle was a wonderful human being, he was so inspirational. He made each student feel important and valued.

You have our deepest sympathy,

Doctoral Student Leticia Duncan-Brosnan

I knew john from the time he was about 14 years old, when we played baseball together. Needless to say, life was never dull when he was around. My very best to Carolyn, whom I knew well at TCU. Some people are/were just special. "Spider" was one of those.


John's Obituaries

John Hoyle of College Station died Tuesday evening, March 12, from complications of leukemia. He was 78. John was the campus Muster speaker for 2012 and was one of America's leading researchers and reformers in leadership education and anauthority on the future of Education. John was born...

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