Robert Doyle Sillyman, 66, son of Walter Glen Sillyman and Elsie (McBride) Sillyman, was born December 19, 1944 along with his identical twin brother, James Dale Sillyman, in Houston, Missouri. He passed away January 9, 2011 at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, 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 Houston Christian Church. He later rededicated his life at Northside Baptist Church in Houston.
On February 5, 1981 he was joined in marriage to Sharon Hays. 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, driving from coast to coast. He drove for Nickels Pallet Mill for many years and then later purchased his own truck. He was leased to Melton Truck Lines and was “Driver of the Month” November 1983. His favorite loads were hauling 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, Brenda Weber and husband Les of Maple Lake, Minnesota, Clint Sillyman of Houston, 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 and Vera Epperson of Houston; three brothers, Keith Sillyman and wife Sandy of Fair Grove, Missouri, Jerry Sillyman and wife Shirley of Cabool, Missouri, and Delmar Sillyman and wife Carol of Willow Springs, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends.
Memorials may be made to Oak Dale Cemetery or Texas County Hospice of Care. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.
Services will be held Thursday January 13, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in 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.