The Norman Transcript


January 29, 2014

Doyle W. Cartwright

NORMAN — Doyle W. Cartwright, 79, loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. He was born Oct. 15, 1934, in Houston, the son of J.K. and Juanita Cartwright.

Doyle grew up in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and entered the United States Air Force after high school graduation. He spent four years of active service and four years in the reserve and was honorably discharged on Nov. 5, 1961. He graduated from Texas A&M Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) with a degree in accounting and began a 30-year accounting career with the U.S. government, including the Governmental Accounting Office; Health, Education and Welfare; Department of Energy; and finished his career with Housing and Urban Development.

Doyle and Betty loved spending time together and, upon retirement, they purchased a lake house at Lake Texoma and spent as much time as possible there.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Doyle is survived by his loving wife, Betty of the home; son, Wayne Cartwright of Norman; daughter, Donna Koeppe and her husband Edwin of Stillwater; three granddaughters, Anne, Rachel and Sarah Koeppe; one great-granddaughter, Paisley Koeppe; one sister, Carol Meyer of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers at Wadley’s Care Center in Purcell and to the staff of Autumn Bridge Hospice.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook St. in Norman.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 3730 N. Porter Ave. in Norman, with interment to follow at Norman IOOF Cemetery.

Arrangements for Doyle and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

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