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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1996
Doyle J. Moorhead

Doyle J. Moorhead was born July 12, 1926 at Logan. He passed away on May 15, 1996 at the age of 69 in the Kingfisher regional Hospital, Kingfisher.

The Moorhead family moved to Arnett where he attended elementary school. Later the family moved to Oklahoma City and Guthrie area. Doyle attended junior and senior high school at Guthrie.

He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. He attended Oklahoma City University, Central State College and received a BBA and M.S. Degree in Education, both from Central State College, Edmond. He taught in New Mexico and Thomas, Okla.

Doyle was a life member of the Oklahoma City Masonic Lodge #36, a member of the First Christian Church, Geary. Doyle moved to Geary in 1990 from Oklahoma City.

He was married to Esther Robinson on Aug. 7, 1955 at Geary. Esther and Doyle’s wedding anniversary was the same as Doyle’s parents. David Arthur and Jessie Marie Chaney Moorehead. Doyle was a schoolteacher and an insurance agent. Doyle was also a member of OES Amigo Chapter 4451 in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include his wife, Esther Moorhead, of the home in Geary; two sisters, Emma Lee Bartholow, Sugar Land, Tex., and Loie Jean Trantham and her husband, Irvin, of Bonneville, Miss; two brothers, Dwight B. Moorhead and his wife, Emma of Friendswood, Tex., and Robert W. Moorhead of Oklahoma City; 21 nieces and nephews and other relative and friends.

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, David and Jessie Moorhead.

Services were held Fridays, May 17, 1996, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church. The Rev. James Larson and Rev. Mary Ewing officiated. Burial was in the Geary Cemetery under the direction of Tuner Funeral Home.

Submitted by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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