Thomas Doyle

Thomas Doyle

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Thomas Knox Doyle, 83, long time resident of Streamwood, IL, went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2020. He was a loving husband to Nancy for 63 years; devoted father to Karen (Scott) Heinrich of Gilberts, IL, and Nanette (Edward) Graunke of St. Charles, IL; proud grandfather of Kelly (Shaun) Moore, Gary (Colleen) Heinrich, Eric (Tracy) Heinrich, Nicholas Graunke, and Natalie Graunke; dear great grandfather of Nathan, Lincoln, Callie, Cara, Max, Vivian, Jordan, and Miles; cherished brother of James Doyle of Lake Charles, LA and the late Winston Doyle.

Born May 24, 1936 to Wilbur and Eva Doyle in Bolivar, TN.

He graduated from Central High School in Bolivar where he played football and made lifelong friends. After high school he enlisted in the Air Force.

Thomas married the love of his life, Nancy Cartwright, on July 8, 1956. They traveled to England shortly after where he was based. They had wonderful stories of the times they shared and the people they met.

After the Air Force, Thomas worked for International Harvester which later became JI Case. He lived in Memphis, Atlanta, and the Chicagoland area during his more than 35 years with the company.

Thomas and Nancy made their home in Streamwood, IL where they raised their girls.

Thomas was an avid sports fan and was a coach and board member of the Streamwood Boys Football League. He also volunteered on the Police and Fire Commission in Streamwood. In his later years, he attended every possible sporting event, recital, concert, and award ceremony that his grandkids were participating in and was their biggest fan.

Thomas was a three-time cancer survivor and volunteered at the Cancer Center at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, IL. His desire was to help and encourage others on their journey to beat cancer.

He worshiped at Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, IL for many years.

He was loved by so many and will be dearly missed.

Burial will be private at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin. The family hopes to have an in-person celebration of Thomas’s life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
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Randy Hart

Posted at 11:45am
I was a Police Officer and had many terrific conversations with Tom and his gracious wife Nancy. Salt of the Earth people and I truly enjoyed their company. Rest In Peace Tom. I was blessed to have known you.

Randy Hart

Sayda Ragheb

Posted at 07:57am
My favorite memory was of Tom and Nancy sitting at their breakfast table enjoying each others company. He used to say “How’s our favorite nurse today?” and it always made my day better. He was so proud of all of you. Tom always talked about his wonderful family and we had many happy conversations together. I am so happy to have met him and think about him often. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and I am here if you need anything.


Barbara Grant

Posted at 08:29pm
Thomas was a class mate of mine for 12 years . He is remembered as a gentle soul, very quiet and kind. We graduated in 1954 from Central High School in Bolivar, Tn

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