Doyle Lee Haley

January 29, 1945 - September 26, 2023

Doyle Lee Haley, 78, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, September 26, 2023.  He was born on January 29, 1945, in Shelby County, to Lovis Burnett Haley and Donie Miller Haley.

Doyle retired as an engineer for BNSF Railway with over forty years of service.  He was of Baptist faith, enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. Doyle loved feeding the squirrels, birds, and fish.  Doyle was a fifty-year member of Silsbee Masonic Lodge #927 A.F. & A.M. and a member of Silsbee Chapter #298 Order of the Eastern Star. He will forever remain a loving husband, father, Pa, and Pawpaw.

Survivors include his wife of twenty-one years, Sylvia Ann Haley; children, Chad Aric Haley and Kristi Kay Balla and her husband, Jimmy, all of Silsbee; stepson, David Craig Singleton and his wife, Patti, of Keller; grandchildren, Jessie Cowart and her husband, Charles; Samantha Frazier and her husband, Ethan; Stevie Cameron and her husband, Duke; Jordan Balla; Matthew Singleton; Dalton Doyle Haley and his wife, Rebecca; and Harley Haley; ten great-grandchildren; brothers, Tony Haley and his wife, Gail, of Silsbee and Roger Haley of Lumberton; and several other loving family members. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Jesse Haley; and sister, Gloria Carmona.

A gathering of Doyle’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 1, 2023, at Freedom Fellowship, 8137 Highway 418, Silsbee, with his interment to be at 5:30 p.m., at Brookeland Cemetery, Brookeland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local charity of one’s choice in Doyle Haley’s memory.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

  • October 1, 2023
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

  • October 1, 2023
  • 2:00 pm

Comments (4)

    Gains wolcott says:

    I met Doyle many years ago out in the Old Hardin hunting club ,he was a great guy, hunting partner along with Bo Roy, had many years of the greatest times, Happy Hunting My Friend, Gains Wolcott.!!!

    Larry Cawley says:

    I met Doyle Lee in in 1958 and we became friends throughout our school years. Later I hired out behind him on the Santa Fe Railroad. We worked around each other for about 40 years. Great guy! He will certainly be missed.

    Richard Lee Glenn says:

    Worked with Doyle back in the day between 1977 and 1984 on the old Santa Fe out of Silsbee. He was a great guy and one awesome locomotive engineer. I learned so much from guys like him that helped me in my railroad career with the Sabine River and Northern later on in my life. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family and my deepest, most sincere condolences. Richard Glenn

    Alice and Bo Roy says:

    Doyle will be missed. Bo will miss his weekly phone calls where they would RR and hunt and fish and settle life’s problems!! Our thoughts and prayers are with Sylvia, Kristie, Chad and the families! Bo and Alice Roy

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