Roland E. Doyle

Died: Mon., Jun. 24, 2019


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Sat., Jun. 29, 2019
Location: MacDonald Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Sat., Jun. 29, 2019
Location: MacDonald Funeral Home

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ROLAND EDWARD “BUTCH” DOYLE, 79 of Lutz, Florida, passed away comfortably just prior to Noon on Monday, the 24th of June, 2019 at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa from complications of Interstitial Lung Disease.

Born March 21st, 1940 in Monponsett, Massachusetts to Arthur Richard Doyle and Dorothy Chaves Doyle eventually relocating Southwards to Tampa Bay residing in Land O’Lakes, Tampa and ultimately in Lutz. He is survived by his wife of nineteen years, Patricia Jane Combs Doyle; Sons Ronald Roland Doyle (Brooksville FL), Kevin Richard Doyle (Zephyrhills FL) and Daughter Theresa Lorraine Doyle (Zephyrhills FL); Grandchildren Devin Fleming, Kierstin Doyle and Constance Doyle; Sisters Patricia Doyle Burr and Barbara Doyle Hoover (both of Tampa FL); and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Mr. Doyle was predeceased by his first wife of 38 years and the Mother of his three children, Violet Julianne “Judy” Bohannon Doyle; Brothers and Sisters Richard “Dickie” Doyle (Quincy MA), Donald Doyle (Saco ME), Dorothy “Dottie” Doyle Swann (Tampa FL), Kathleen “Kathy/Kit” Doyle Sadlier (Ft. Lauderdale FL), Geraldine “Geri” Doyle Langill (So. Weymouth MA); Francis “Franny” Doyle (Tampa FL) and Robert “Bobby” Doyle (also of Tampa FL).

Butch admirably served in the United States Army, Company B - 1st Battalion - 10th Infantry as a Motor Pool Specialist. He was a founding member of the Rough Riders of Tampa and proud past member of the West Tampa Sherife Association, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, New England Showmen’s Association and the Greater Tampa Showmen’s Association. He was the owner of the highly competitive and very successful Temple Terrace Lawn Mower and many of his former staff and employees remain lifelong friends to this day. To know Butch was to love Butch as he was one of the most generous friends you could ever ask for. He was always first to volunteer at various charity events and well known for his continuous benevolence especially with assisting the homeless no matter he travelled. He was especially proud of his family including several members of law enforcement agencies, doctors in medicine and mental health, wildlife management, executives in various business industries and general management, specialty trades as well as domestic management and excelling students. Butch welcomed his many close friends into his social network; each and every one of them considered to be part of his “family”. Faultlessly dependable, he made sure everyone had transportation to and from medical appointments and even provided airport chauffeur service to friends and family.

Relatively short in stature, he was none the less a giant amongst men; everyone looked up to him in appreciation and gratitude. Mr. Doyle, Roland, Butch… you are missed by all.

Services to be held at MacDonald Funeral Home at 10529 Florida Avenue, Tampa FL 33612 on Saturday, June 29th. Private viewing for immediate family at Noon and open Visitation from 12:30 to 1:30. Memorial Service will start at 1:30 PM with Graveside Service at 3:00 PM at Sunset Memory Gardens 11005 US Hwy 301 N in Thonotosassa FL 33592. There will be a reception following the Graveside Service at the Fraternal Order of Police Tampa Lodge, 6912 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604, 1-813-237-2323

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601, 1-800-LUNGUSA in Memory of Roland E Doyle.

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William F Sadlier III
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
Uncle Butch, I’m very proud and happy to have spent your last 22 days with you (the good days and the bad and everything in between). During my younger years you were the proverbial “best Uncle ever”, during my early adult years you became the fun “older brother” and then as we both put on some years, you were a great “Father” after losing my own. You were always there for me never missing a graduation albeit grade school, prep school or college(s). I will always remember and appreciate your care and concern for both me and my Mom. I am so saddened that your taken from us far too early. I already miss you Big Guy!

Fred and Deanna Conn
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat, and Rolands family. We were very sad to hear of Rolands passing. Roland was a wonderful friend, he always said he was our son, Roland you were much more, I don't think you knew how much Fred and I loved you. You made us laugh even when we didn't feel like it , but laughs we sure had. You were the life of the party. You would groan when we mentioned card games, but you sure won your share of the games , that satisfied you. You will always be in our hearts and will be missed more than words can say. Rest In Peace our dear friend.

Brenda Truett
   Posted Sat June 29, 2019
I am so sorry Pat and family for the loss of Mr. Doyle. He was such a sweet, kind and generous man. He and I was always the one to help Christopher. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. It breaks my heart knowing that Christopher was not included in his obituary. I am so sorry I didn’t know he was sick.

   Posted Sun June 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May God comfort and strengthen the family during this time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Candice Edmondson Holt
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
I just learned of this amazing mans passing. Butch and my dad Buddy were friends as long as I can remember, at least 30 years. I saw Butch and his sister at the grocery store about a year ago and they were both full of love and joy for me and my family as we caught up. I remember so many times of my dad going up to the lawn mower shop and having a beer with Butch. I'm sure when Butch got to heaven my dad was there with a beer in hand to welcome his dear friend in the pearly gates. Words aren't enough to express how sad I am for your loss.

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