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“I first met Bobby and Mary at Egos when my sister Kimi was managing the bar. What a wonderful musician and what a loss for Austin! I will treasure...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Terri Anyan - Lake Stevens, WA

“I've been a Bobby Doyle "groupie" since the Joyce Webb/Kenny Rogers days back in the 60's, both the music and the man. Our last visit was a few years...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Harvey A, Lewis - Houston, TX

“I first met Bobby Doyle when we worked together at The Living Room in Austin in 1984. I can remember a sadness in his songs back then. Our paths...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Kimi Montee - Lake Stevens, WA

“I know this is EXTREMELY late but many of us in our young, formative years, working in Houston,thoroughly enjoyed Bobby, Kenny and Joyce Webb many...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Robert Stephens - Strongsville, OH

“From the Showbiz Lounge, across from the Shamrock Hotel in the 60's - to Eddie V's in Austin, and everything sweet song in between, the soul of Bobby...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Anna Pecorino - Austin, TX

“To Bobby's Family, I have spent so many nights with Bobby and Mary at Egos and other venues. Those nights are so dear to me now. His voice was so...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Jon & Caroline Foose - Austin, TX

“My Dad and I were hooked on Bobby's music the first night we walked in the Driskill many years ago. As an old time musician my Dad could rarely get...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Jeff Friday and Marion L Friday, Jr. - TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Bobby's family. You were all so blessed to have such a caring, loving, talented angel who is now soaring...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Roy & Debbie Martz - Leander, TX

“Our deepest sympathy to the Doyle family for the loss of Bobby. He is now at peace with his love, Mary. God Bless You Much Love to you all. Greg...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Greg and Mary Griffin - AUSTIN, TX

“Every musician in Austin has just moved up one notch. ”
10 of 38 | Posted by: Tom Farace Eddie V's - Austin, TX

11 of 38 | Posted by: David Dyer - GARLAND, TX

“Bobby was always fantastic to listen to and encouraging to younger players. I will miss him and his music. ”
12 of 38 | Posted by: Alex Coke - Austin, TX

“Just as Mary's spirit remained on Eddie V's stage after her passing, so will Bobby's presence be felt forever. ”
13 of 38 | Posted by: Tom Farace Eddie V's - Austin, TX

“I have only fond memories of Bobby during our McCallum High years. From our singing with the Ideals, to double dating, to bowling, to cramming 5...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Jeff Rampy - Burleson, TX

“Bobby's passing is such an enormous loss for Austin. It makes me very sad to know not only will we not see and hear Bobby play again, but that I've...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Michelle Pittman - Austin, TX

“My condolances,thoughts and prayers are with all of Bobby's family, and friends. Bobby and I sang together back in '57, '58 and made a record ...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Chuck Joyce - lindenhurst, NY

“The loss of Bobby is a great loss, both to the world of music and to his many friends and family. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Sincerely, Mike...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Mike and Susan Nase - Gatesville, TX

“I have loved Bobby's music for almost 50 years. My brother,Allan (Sweeton) Scott was part of Bobby's trio (including Joyce Webb-Tate) that played...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Nancie S. Austin - Wimberley, TX

“Uncle Bobby, you are the joy of family gatherings and the sunshine at backyard cookouts. You accepted me as a member of your extended family and...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Jeffery Seider - Austin, TX

“The peace, energy, warmth, and love that filled Bobby's heart will now always be a part of our hearts. A timeless and precious bond now connects the...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Elissa and Charmaine Delmatier - TX

“Please accept our deepest sympathy. Joy and I were Bobby's classmates, fellow McCallum graduates in 1958, and fellow UT students. I was a member of...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Merle & Joy Moden - Wimberley, TX

“I met Booby many years ago in Houston thru his long time friend, Robbie Chandler, who passed away several years ago. I was thrilled to find him here...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Tom Harrison - Austin, TX

“To the whole Doyle Family. I am so sorry for the loss of Bobby. Although I never got a chance to meet him (unless I did when my Dad took us there a...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Jeanne Harkey - escondido, CA

“With my deepest sympathy. My prayers are for the Doyle family to see them through their loss. I am blessed to have met Bobby. I have enjoyed the...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Anne Harkey-Fely - Murrieta, CA

“Growing up in Houston, Texas in the 1960's you always swung by the Houstonaire to hear the Bobby Doyle Trio. Fellow playing the Bass wasn't too bad ...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: John Craig - Los Alamitos, CA

“From the days of hearing you sing at the "Blue Parrot" on 15th Street, to the days of playing Scrabble with you at home (you could beat any sighted...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Jeff Case - Las Vegas, NV

“I've been a fan of Bobby's since the early 60's, when he & Joyce Webb played "private" clubs in Houston. He & Joyce were also regular performers at...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Char Moreland - wimberley, TX

“I thank God I have wonderful memories of our long friendship. Joyce and I will miss you terribly. Bryan ”
28 of 38 | Posted by: Bryan Shipman and Joyde Eden - TX

“From all of the Garnett family, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Doyle family. Bobby was one of a kind. With love, Terry...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Terry Garnett - Leander, TX

“Thoughts and prayers from myself and Cookie to Bobby's family. He was always very kind and often invited me to sit in -- I will always be sorry I...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: John & Cookie - Round Rock, TX

“Bobby and I were best friends at McCallum high school. We both had the great distinction of making a D in choir and spending the rest of our lives...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Allan Rogers - Hot Springs, AR

Thanks for the heart-felt music, the fun and the laughs!  Jennifer Anderson
32 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“I feel very privileged that I had the opportunity to hear Bobby play and sing when he was in Houston during the 60's and most recently in Austin at...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Frances Anderson - Houston, TX

“The 70's, the Houstonaire, Bobby and Joyce. Wow, what entertainment! ”
34 of 38 | Posted by: R. Lee Yeager - Austin, TX

“Bobby could always see better with his eyes closed than most of us can see with them open. I can only imagine his joy now that can see the vision of...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Mack Hickman - Conroe, TX

“The world has lost one of the most gracious human beings ever to walk this earth. Bobby not only shared his musical talents with all that would take...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: George Schlage - Pflugerville, TX

“Bobby Doyle was a sweet and dear man, and I know will be sorely missed by many. He sang at my Mother, Jenna Coy's (a local Houston vocalist) Memorial...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Julie Anne Diaz - Austin, TX

“God can always use a musician in His Heavenly Band and he got a real good one here! Rock on, brother! ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: John Smith - Austin, TX

Robert G. “Bobby” Doyle, age 66, of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, July 30, 2006. He was born on August 14, 1939, in Houston, Texas, to Edward and Ella Doyle. Bobby was a renowned musician, whose original trio included himself, Kenny Rogers and Don Russell. He appeared on the Joey Bishop Show, the Steve Allen Show, and toured with Blood, Sweat & Tears and the Kirby Stone Four. In recent years Bobby performed regularly at Ego’s, Driskill Hotel, and Eddie V’s Restaurant. When he wasn’t performing, he enjoyed all sports, especially baseball and football. Bobby was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary; his parents; his daughter, Kathleen; and by two of his sisters. He is survived by his children, Michael, Kevin and Adam and wife Melissa; stepchildren, Lewis Powell III and wife Barbara, Misty Lampani, and Melanie Kooser and husband David; brothers, George Doyle and wife Edith, John Doyle and wife Geneva, Patrick Doyle and wife Jean, Raymond Harkey; sister, Ruth Drousche; and by 5 grandchildren, Lewis IV, Dominic, Logan, Addison, and Evelyn. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel with Mr. Duane Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bobby’s name to The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas, 2224 Walsh Tarlton Lane, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78746, (800)880-9474. Obituary and guestbook online at