Robert Doyle Sillyman, 66, son of Walter Glen Sillyman and Elsie (McBride) Sillyman, was born Dec. 19, 1944, along with his identical twin brother, James Dale Sillyman, in Houston, Mo. He passed away Jan. 9, 2011, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, James Dale.
Doyle was baptized at an early age, joining the Houston Christian Church. He later rededicated his life at the Northside Baptist Church in Houston, Mo.
On Feb. 5, 1981, he was joined in marriage to Sharon Hays in which they shared four children, Shari, Brenda, Clint and Sherry.
Doyle loved racing motorcycles as a young man at local dirt tracks and loved riding his BMW motorcycle. He also loved flying and had his first solo flight on May 3, 1976.
He was a truck driver for most of his life. He drove a milk truck, mail truck and an 18-wheeler over the road driving from coast to coast. He drove for Nickels Pallet Mill for many years and later purchased his own truck. He was leased to Melton Truck Lines and was “driver of the month” in November 1983. His favorite loads hauling were John Deere tractors. In later years, he worked for Tuttle Gas and Evans Funeral Home.
Doyle is survived by his wife, Sharon, of the home; his children, Shari McCallister and husband, Donald, of Houston, Mo., Brenda Weber and husband, Les, of Maple Lake, Minn., Clint Sillyman of Houston, Mo., and Sherry Giannetto and husband, Mark, of Marshalltown, Iowa; four grandchildren, Kyle, Shanna and Abby Weber and Carl Giannetto; two sisters, Anna Belle Ward and husband, Charles, of Houston, Mo., and Vera Epperson of Houston, Mo.; three brothers, Keith Sillyman and wife, Sandy, of Fair Grove, Mo., Jerry Sillyman and wife, Shirley, of Cabool, Mo., and Delmar Sillyman and wife, Carol, of Willow Springs, Mo.; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends.
He is now walking the streets of gold with those that have gone on before him. His family and friends are looking forward to meeting him again in Heaven.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan.13, 2011, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Wesley Wallace officiating. Pallbearers are Doyle Revelle, Joe Dixon, Paul Porter, Floyd Bushue, Harold Wiggs and Gaylord Loy. Honorary Pallbearers are Ronnie Nickels, Ed Preissle and Clyde Evans. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Oak Dale Cemetery or Texas County Hospice of Care. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.