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David Gerald Doyle Sr. "Dave" - Southport

David Gerald Doyle Sr. "Dave" - SouthportDavid Gerald Doyle Sr., “Dave,” passed away on December 19th in the home that he loved, on the 6th hole in Southport, NC with his loving family by his side. He was 73 years old.

Born and raised in New Haven, CT, his death is preceded by his parents Gerry and Molly, and sister Patricia. A graduate of Colgate University, Lt. Cmdr in the U.S. Navy, he proudly served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Before retiring to Southport, he had a successful career that encompassed 30 years of executive leadership in educational publishing. Dave was well regarded as a company man that mentored many individuals who rose to influential positions in publishing, teaching, and sales. A proud Irishman and Third Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, he gracefully wore many hats; devoted husband, inspirational father, loving grandfather, and loyal friend. He will be remembered for being a generous and kind hearted man who put family first (golf became a close second!). His a capella rendition of “Danny Boy” was second to none.

He is survived by his wife Susan and his 5 children, Dave Jr. (Chaleca), Sheila (Chris), Maureen (Art), Amy (Jonathan), and Dan( Melissa), and his 9 grandchildren; Jessica, Kalani, Lauren, Nicole, Shane, Griffen, Devin, Collin and Elena.

A visitation will be held at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home on Friday, December 21st from 5-8 pm, and a service celebrating his life will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, December 22nd at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in his name to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport


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