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Gilmer, Doyce Lynn

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September 8, 1931 - May 31, 2020

Gilmer, Doyce Lynn

Doyce Lynn Gilmer was born in Prosper, Texas, September 8, 1931. He went to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1983 after 35 years of service.

Doyce was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie, of 57 years and wife, Phala of 8 years. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Lee & Goldie Gilmer, his brother Eddie and sister Goldilee.

He is survived by his daughter, Jan Offutt & husband, Glenn; daughter, Kathy & husband, Mike; and his son, Doyce & wife, Jill. He is also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A special thanks to his dear friend, Bertha Brady, for her care and companionship.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:

Honor Flight DFW, 2201 Long Prairie Rd., Suite 107, PMB 376, Flower Mound, TX 75022

Service Details:

Visitation will be on  Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX  75234

Funeral Service will follow at 10:30 am in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home.

After the funeral service a graveside service will be at 1:00 pm at Restland Cemetery, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75243

*Everyone will need to wear a face mask to the service in the Funeral Home.

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patsy woods

June 15, 2020 4:46PM

sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. we used to talk over the fence when we were out for a walk. I lost my husband James 4 months ago. so sorry. Prayers

Leslie Anne Aydelotte

June 05, 2020 11:23AM

Our family always enjoyed living next door to the Gilmer family.Doyce Sr. was always kind and cheerful.He was compassionate,and his integrity was evident by the way he interacted with others. Our family is so sorry for your loss.

Judy McCallum

June 04, 2020 4:58PM

I worked with Doyce for quite a few years at SWBC. He was was a true gentleman. As a boss, I learned a lot from him. I am fortunate that our friendship continued into our many years of retirement. He will be missed by many.

Judy McCallum

June 04, 2020 4:21PM


Lorie Jones Oliver

June 04, 2020 9:26AM

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

Jerry Smith

June 04, 2020 3:17AM

Jan, so sorry for your loss! Your Dad was a great man and I know he loved the Lord! Rest in peace brother!

Bobby Moore

June 04, 2020 12:35AM

What an honor to have known such a wonderful man. He was so special. We will miss him, but he is in a better place with none of his suffering.
Bobby and Pat

Ray & Dorothy Payne

June 03, 2020 8:21PM

Doyce was a traveling man, marveling at Gods Creations throughout the country in his favorite Airstream. His love of people and places was always a source of excitement and encouragement to all of us that called him friend. He will be greatly missed!


June 03, 2020 6:28PM

Our family was blessed to know Doyce Sr when we were introduced to his family through Bertha for DFW Honor flight. Such a kind man and a caring family. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Tim & Judy Halls, and Wally Manning