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Doyle Splawn

July 20, 1943 — October 22, 2022

Mooresboro, NC

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Doyle Splawn, age 79, of Mooresboro, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022 at his residence.

Doyle was born Tuesday, July 20, 1943 in Rutherford County to the late Shuford Splawn and Lennie Brown Splawn. He was a graduate of Tri-High School, class of 1961 and earned an Associates degree from Isothermal Community College. Doyle served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a two-time purple heart recipient. He was a member of the Veterans Rolling Thunder motorcycle club. He owned and operated Doyle’s TV Repair in Dallas, NC for many years and served as a deputy sheriff at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s department for several years. Doyle also worked as the plant engineer for Precision Cutting in Spartanburg for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Shane Holland; sisters, Eloise Gunter, Martha Melton, Norma Hopper, Sally Oakes, Dorean Westbrook and brothers, Herbert, Eugene, Gerald and William “Whitey” Splawn.

Those left to cherish fond memories are his wife of thirty-three years, Erlene Padgett; daughters, Donna Sprouse (David) of Forest City and Kim Ledford (Larry) of Ellenboro; son, Jody Splawn (Deanne) of Rutherfordton; stepdaughter, Shellie Easler of Spartanburg; stepson, Kelly McSwain (Amy) of Mooresboro; grandchildren, Justin Ledford (Morgan), Chase Splawn and Emma McSwain along with many step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with military honors being accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service at the cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested to the Wounded Warriors Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

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