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Doyle E. Blythe

April 11, 1937 ~ January 25, 2019 (age 81)
Doyle Edward Blythe, age 81, died Friday, January 25, 2019 peacefully at his home in Antlers, Oklahoma with friends and family around him after suffering from a declining battle with his health. He was born April 11, 1937 to Samuel Anderson and Josie (Payne) Blythe in Tuskahoma, Oklahoma.

Mr. Blythe is survived by his five living children Tanya, Belien, Josan, Edward (Buddy) and Joseph. He is preceded in death by his two sons: William and Samuel. Mr. Blythe is also leaving behind his thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren that he loved and adored.

Mr. Blythe was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned the Purple Heart and spent a total of 20 years in honorable service with the US Air Force. Upon completion of his military service, he then went to pursue his undergraduate studies at East Central University and finally completed his Juris Doctor Degree at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Blythe then led a successful law practice for many years located in downtown Purcell, Oklahoma, while raising his family in nearby Lexington. Mr. Blythe moved to Antlers in 1994 and was elected Associate District Judge for Pushmataha County where he served on the bench, honorably serving the people of Pushmataha County.

As a child growing up in rural Oklahoma, Mr. Blythe grew to love working on his family farm and he instilled and passed his love of farming to his children and grandchildren. Mr. Blythe was very proud of his Choctaw Heritage and displayed several pieces of Native American art work in his home. He enjoyed living in the Antlers area for all these years, because of all of the good people he knew and loved. Mr. Blythe's willingness to help others came from his love of people, his country, and his belief in serving the community. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the military never left him, as friends and family will attest.

Services for Doyle Blythe will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Serenity Funeral Service Chapel in Antlers, OK.

Services have been entrusted with Serenity Funeral Service in Antlers, Oklahoma.
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