Arthur Michael “Mike” Doyle, 81, of Madison, Alabama, passed away March 1, 2021. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, September 18, 1939, to Marshall and May Doyle, Mike was the eldest of five siblings. He is survived by his wife Carol Keyes Doyle; sons Lucas Marshall Doyle of Madison and Evan Michael Doyle (Whitney) of Raleigh, North Carolina; and siblings Shelagh, Margaret, Peter (Stephanie), and Anthony Doyle.
Mike grew up in Seattle Washington and graduated from Seattle University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a master’s degree in Russian studies from Vanderbilt University and taught Russian language at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He came to Huntsville in 1962 as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and settled here to marry and raise his family. Mike received many awards in recognition of his diligent work during his long career with the Army Missile Intelligence Directorate at Redstone.
A sports enthusiast, Mike encouraged his sons in soccer and joined them as a fan of UAH hockey. Among their favorite memories with their Dad are canoeing the Buffalo River in Arkansas with Boy Scouts and traveling to Ireland to see the land of their paternal ancestors. Mike was instrumental in starting the soccer program in Madison, coached and refereed in the program for many years, was active in the Optimist Club, served as a leader in OLLI at UAH, and regularly supported church activities.
Mike’s lifelong interest in music began with piano lessons as a boy in Seattle and continued with singing in school choirs. For many years, he sang with Huntsville Community Chorus, Asbury Dinner Theater, and his church choir. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.
Mike’s love of family, commitment to community, intelligence, and sharp sense of humor will be held forever in the hearts of his family and friends. A service will be held at St. Mathew’s at 786 Hughes Road, Madison, on Saturday, March 6, at 1 p.m. The service will be streamed live at www.stmatthewsmadison.org. Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.