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Doyle David Towery

December 17, 1946 — February 19, 2024

Pennfield Twp.

Doyle David Towery

Doyle David Towery, 77, of Battle Creek, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, February 19, 2024.  He was born December 17, 1946 in Battle Creek, to Doyle and Helen (Templar) Towery.  He attended Pennfield High School graduating in 1965.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1964 becoming active after graduation and completed his tour in 1970.  He worked at Clyde Union Pump becoming a pump master builder to which he retired after 35 yrs.  

Doyle was a member of the American Legion Post #298 along with the Legion Riders, The Am Vets, The VFW, The Moose Lodge, PNA, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and The Elks Lodge – believed he joined everything he could and volunteered for all.  He loved holding flags for his fellow servicemen and escorted companies to their destinations along with the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall.

He enjoyed spending time with his family attending every sporting event for all the grand and great grandchildren.  He loved riding his Harley trike with his wife & friends.   He spent a lot of time up north at his cabin whether it was hunting season, fishing, Blessing of the Bikes, Irons Flea Roast Ox Market Festival or just to get away, he loved that place.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was the master builder for the one and only pump that inserts the peanut butter into the Reese’s peanut butter cups – he made that and was very proud of it.  He traveled the world during his service in the Navy and continue to explore throughout the years by going to Mexico, Malta, Italy, Germany, Amsterdam, France and around the United States.  He always wanted to ride his bike to Daytona, and he accomplished that last year.  He loved picking on everyone but especially the granddaughters.  He loved taking the grandkids to the county fairs, the zoo, grandparents ice cream social and he participated in the Veterans Walk at school which included lunch with the kids.  He was a High Roller VIP at Firekeepers Casino spending a lot of time in the complimentary rooms, receiving free gifts and win or lose he always love hanging out on casino floor playing all the games.  

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Steven Towery.  He was united in marriage on July 16th, 1966 to Pamela Ann Towery (Vileo), she survives.  Also surviving are sister Judy (Tom) Censke; brother Robert (Paula) Towery; son James (Vikky) Towery; daughters Theresa (Ding) LeBoeuf, Karen Burke, and Sandra (Carl) Brigance; grandchildren; Jessica Thomason, Josh Towery, Tia Winans, Courtney (Scott) Bowlin, Brent Clinton II and Gage Wells; great grandchildren; Serena, Kendra, McKenzie, Ethan and Bryce.  

Visitation will be held from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home & Cremation Services.  Funeral service scheduled 12:30 p.m., Monday February 26th, 2024 at the funeral home.  Following the service Doyle will take his final ride in a motorcycle hearse to Fort Custer National Cemetery for interment.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family directly or American Legion Post #298.

 

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

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Monday, February 26, 2024

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