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Doyle Hefley (Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1940 VIEW PROFILE

Doyle Hefley (Lawn Longhorns)

Doyle Hefley

May 5, 1922 - August 29, 2010

Doyle Hefley, 88, died Sunday, August 29, 2010, at his home. Graveside services with military honors will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010, in Dewey Cemetery, with the Reverend Jack Stevens officiating, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola.
Doyle was born to Levi and Lessie Patterson Hefley May 5, 1922, in Lawn. He was a life long resident of Lawn and a proud Lawn Longhorn.
Doyle served three years in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during WW II. He was in the first wave to land on Okinawa. After the war, he returned to Lawn and married Dorothy Mullins April, 23, 1949, in Brady. The couple farmed and ranched until the drought of the fifties, when he began working for the G.C. & S.F. Railroad. After six years, he became a machine operator for Taylor County, retiring in 1986 after 35 years.
Doyle was active in the community of Lawn by serving on the local school board, the Taylor Telephone Coop board, chairman for many years of the Taylor County Democratic Party, and a member of Lawn Baptist Church.
Preceding him death were his parents and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Lawn, one daughter, Sherry Gilmore of Lawn, two grandsons, Clint Dee Havins of San Angelo, and Clinton Gilmore of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

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