February 25, 1932 ~ February 10, 2021

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Doyle D. Cooke passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Care Partners Hospice, Asheville. His wife Louise, daughter Kathy, son-in-law Andy, grandson Nathan, and his sister Ruth were by his side.

Born in Buncombe County, he was the husband of Louise (McFarland) Cooke of Asheville, and the son of the late Charles Porter and Jessie Mae (Lance) Cooke. He was also preceded in death by his brother Charles and sisters Lola and Myrtle.

Doyle was a member of Bent Creek Baptist Church.

He and his wife enjoyed Western Square Dancing with the Skyland Twirlers for over 30 years. An avid outdoorsman, Doyle loved to hunt and fish, and was also a beekeeper.

Doyle worked for the Asheville Citizen as a pressman for 46 years, 20-plus years as a foreman before retiring in 1996.

In addition to his wife of 66 years and those listed above, he is survived by a son David, a grandson Charlie, and a sister, Shirley Parker.

The family would like to thank the nurses at Mission Hospital and at Hospice for their care of Doyle.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  1. Praying for you all and sending our love! We will miss Uncle Doyle, and we look forward to seeing him and many of our other loved ones again!

  2. Louise and family we were so sorry to hear of Doyle passing.
    You all are so special to us, our love and thoughts go out to you.
    Janice and Nick

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Doyle’s passing, Cookie. Bob and I will always remember the fun we had dancing with you and Doyle. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Dear Louise, I am so sorry to hear of Doyle’s death. The two of you had many wonderful years together and a great family. Praying for you at this time.God will take care of you!

  5. Thinking of you and praying for you all. God will send comfort and strength during this time and the days ahead, rely on him! Knowing where Doyle is and knowing no more pain or suffering will give comfort. I love you guys and will continue to pray for you. Linda & Tom

  6. Keeping you and your family in my prayers, for your loss. Cookie, and family, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  7. We worked with Doyle for years and he was such a kind person! Always made me laugh and was such a fun and wonderful person! Sending my prayers to his family and God Bless all of you!!

  8. So sorry for your loss! We worked with Doyle for years and what a great and funny guy! He was such a kind person and I’ll always have fond memories of him.


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