Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Lawrence H. “Larry” Doyle, died on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Larry served the Windsor, Novato, Fallon, Schurz, Fresno: St. Paul’s, Sacramento: Centennial, San Jose: Calvary and Lemoore churches before retiring in 1989.
In retirement Larry made Fresno, Wesley UMC his charge conference and is remembered fondly as being a supportive and integral part of the church. He was very committed to social justice issues and supportive of young people on their faith journeys. One colleague described Rev. Doyle as a “compassionate individual who was always so caring and bright”.
Larry was preceded in death by his spouse Glen Lucille in 2009. He survived by his children: Lawrence Doyle of Santa Monica, CA, Michael Doyle of Sacramento, CA, Penny Carroll of Clovis, CA, Carole Doyle of Portland, OR, and by three Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Penny Carroll at 1961 Serena Avenue, Clovis, CA 93619.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2 pm at Wesley UMC in Fresno, CA. The Rev. Vickie Healy will preside.
Gifts in memory of Rev. Doyle may be made to the Building Fund at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1343 E. Barstow Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710-6309.
Let us continue to give God thanks for Larry’s life and witness and hold his family close in prayer. In our living and in our dying, we belong to God! (Romans 14:8)
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0250
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