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May 15, 1937 –  March 5, 2018  Sherman – Funeral services for Doyle Allen Stanford, 80, of Sherman will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday March 9, 2018 at Meador Funeral Home, Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. John McCollister and assisted by Rick Gregory. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.He passed into the arms of the Lord on Monday, March 5, 2018.
Doyle was born on May 15, 1937 in Athens, Alabama to Robert Fulton and Nancy Irene (Cobb) Stanford, he was one of eight children born to them. He served our country in the United States Air Force for over 20 years, retiring in 1976 with a rank of Master Sergeant. On June 5, 1960 he married Barbara Wilson while stationed at Perrin Air Force Base. He was a member of the Southmayd Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years in addition to serving as a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Lower Heyford, England and at Sadler Baptist Church. Doyle loved his Lord, his family, and his friends.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Stanford, son, Duane Stanford and wife, LouAnn, son, Stephen Stanford and wife, Patty, son, Derek Stanford and wife, Amy, eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, brother, Carl and wife, Donna, sister, Margie Boyette and husband, Charles, sister-in-law, Doris Stanford, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings and one grandson, Jarod Stanford.
In lieu of flowers donations/memorials may be made to the Mission Fund at Southmayd Baptist Church P.O. Box 8 Southmayd, Texas 76268