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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9 replies on “Gilmer, Doyce Lynn”


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

Ray & Dorothy Payne says:

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!

Bobby Moore says:

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

Jerry Smith says:

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

Lorie Jones Oliver says:

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

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Judy McCallum says:

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.

Leslie Anne Aydelotte says:

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.

patsy woods says:

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

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