Born Aug 8, 1941 in a two room, dirt floor, log cabin on Rattlesnake Canyon road in Charleston, AR to Arrie Elzo and Dorothy (Sands) Wagoner. Departed this world September 2, 2018 surrounded by family in his home in Charleston AR.
At an age of eight his family moved to south Ft. Smith, which at that time was an extensive wooded area. He and his cousin Charles spent their childhood enjoying these woods and hunting birds with BB guns.
Doye married his high school sweetheart Linda Gray and they were blessed with three children Dale, Deborah, and Aaron. Doye served in the US Navy and was very proud of his service to his country.
Doye spent his working years in plumbing, heating & air sales where he made many friends he cherished. During his career Doye received many “Outstanding Salesman” awards and numerous years as “Top Salesman.”
Doye enjoyed driving, walking, and exploring the mountainous woods of Arkansas with, his wife Barbara. Married 23 years, Doye and Barbara believed God brought them together, in His perfect timing, so they could love each other, blend their families, and have their perfect companion to navigate life, with all of its challenges and joys.
In retirement he enjoyed many hours working with his “Bobsy Twin” John Lesher. Together they kept their church in good repair and the grounds always perfect. They were always ready to help others when there was a need.
Doye taught Sunday school for about five years with many hours spent studying and preparing. He loved his Lord and was quick to witness for him.
Doye was preceded in death by his parents, the loving mother of his children, Linda, his brother Jerry, and a sister Bertha. He is survived by his wife Barbara, a daughter, Deborah of Ft. Smith, two sons Dale of Tulsa, and Aaron of Van Buren, three step sons Dean & Richard Shotzman of Charleston, Shawn of Dallas, TX, nine grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren, all of whom were touched by his love and gentle guidance.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Maggie House” in Charleston or to the “Building Fund” of the Charleston First Free Will Baptist Church.
Funeral service was 10AM Thursday September 6, 2018 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Charleston; Burial followed at Parks Cemetery in Charleston under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Charleston, AR.
The Family received friends Wednesday September 5, 2018 from 6PM til 8PM at the funeral home