NORMAN — Doyle Gene Standridge died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Lexington, at the age of 80 years, seven months and 12 days. Doyle was born May 21, 1932, to Oscar and Lurlie (Greenwood) Standridge in Lexington.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wadley’s Funeral chapel, with Rev. Curtis Compton officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, under the direction of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
He graduated from Lexington schools around 1950. On Aug. 13, 1954, Doyle and Corina Womack were united in marriage in Norman. Doyle was inducted into the United States Army and spent two years stationed at Fort Mead, Md. He owned and operated Standridge Auto Supply as well as teaching auto-mechanics in the prison system. Doyle served as a fire boy during his father’s tenure as fire chief. After Oscar died, Doyle took on that position for the Lexington Fire Department and served 22 years as chief before retiring. He enjoyed working with his hands, especially on cars. Spending time with his family was one of his favorite pastimes. Doyle was raised Methodist but visited many different faiths.
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Lurlie Standridge, and grandchild, Dalton Standridge.
Survivors include his wife, Corina; sons Larry Standridge and wife Karla and David Standridge and wife Ambre, all of Lexington; daughter, Gloria Henry and husband Troy of Stratford; grandchildren Travis Henry, Chloe Henry, Kevin Standridge, Matthew Henry, Joshua Henry and Peyton Standridge; sister-in-law, Iris Chancellar and husband Don of Indiahoma; brothers-in-law Charles Womack and wife Linda and Frank Womack and wife Betty; nephews Travis Hoover and wife Julie, Stanley Hughes and Gary Hughes; cousin, Bob Ward and wife Therisa; and many other relatives and friends.
Norman Transcript, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013