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Doyle Savell

October 25, 1941 — March 24, 2024

Doyle Wayne Savell was born in South Houston, in Harris County, TX to his mother and father, Telvie Emanis and Orblee Savell. Growing up in South Houston, Doyle’s spirit was shaped by his affinity for hunting and fishing, having a natural knack for all things outdoors. Doyle, Orblee and his little brother Charles spent countless hours throughout childhood squirrel hunting and fishing for catfish.


One day when out setting trout lines for their dad, Doyle and Charles both jumped out of the boat at the same time thinking the other brother would stay in the boat while the other set the lines. As the both stood waist deep in the water, they laughed as the boat, completely unmanned, just kept going around in circles. He would cherish and continue to spend his hours outside of work hunting and fishing with his brother and sons for the rest of his life. 


In school, Doyle always excelled at baseball and football. He graduated from South Houston Highschool in 1960 and married his high school sweetheart, LaJauania F. Savell. There were many things about LaJuaniathat Doyle loved and admired. She was artistic, kind, easy going, and beautiful. Soon after their marriage, Doyle joined the Houston Police Department before shifting careers to the oil and gas industry, which caused him to move from Houston to the Bayou State of Louisiana.  


He remained in the oil and gas industry until he retired. He was hardworking and had a great sense of humor. He loved to be out on the golf course and treasured his times in a duck blind above all save for anytime he had with his family. 


Doyle shouldered many losses throughout his life. He endured the heartbreaking deaths of two of his sons, Bill and Aaron, and his precious wife, LaJuania. Amid life’s trials, Doyle’s resilience shone brightly, a testament to his unwavering spirit and grounded outlook on life.


In Karen, Doyle found not only a devoted partner but also a kindred spirit who shared his passions for faith, football, and the simple joys of companionship. Together, they created a tapestry of cherished memories, etched with laughter, love, and shared moments with Karen’s children, RJ, Michael, and Cheyenne.


As we bid farewell to a beloved brother, father, husband, and friend, Doyle leaves behind a legacy of love and perseverance that will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know him. In the embrace of eternity, he is reunited with those who went before him, finding joy and comfort in loving arms of God.


Doyle will forever remain in the hearts of his surviving family members, including his brother Charles and wife Delwin, sister Linda and husband David, son Greg and wife Kelly, stepchildren RJ, Michael, and Cheyenne Lee, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Though he is at home in Heaven, he will forever be remembered for his strength, laughter, and the profound impact he made on all who crossed his path.

A Graveside service to honor his life will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Natchitoches, LA.  The family will receive friends from 2 pm until 3 pm at Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
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