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Douglas C. Lyle, a former longtime Norman resident and owner of Norman Stamp and Seal Co., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at a Guadalajara, Mexico hospital, after suffering a stroke at his home in Chapala, Jalisco, MX, on Sunday Feb. 11.
Doug was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Norman where he was an ordained elder and deacon. He was chair of the worship committee for many years and was a teacher in the adult education program. In 2000, Doug was presented with the Ruth Wyckoff Service Award. Doug served as Commander of the Cleveland County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, a search and rescue auxiliary of the United States Air Force. He also served as an active member of the Sooner Rotary Club for more than two decades. He served on the Membership, Ways and Means, and Public Affairs committees. Doug was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the Center for Children and Families in Norman, and the Norman Ballet Company.
In 2014, Doug and his partner of 40 years retired to the village of Ajijic, Jalisco, MX outside Guadalajara. In the Spring of 2017, Doug was elected President of the Ajijic Rotary Club where he had been a member after moving to Mexico.
Doug served as 1st Lt. Commanding Officer, C Company, 5-6 Infantry, during the Vietnam war. His service took him to the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Upon returning to the states, Doug completed his education at the University of Oklahoma and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. His degrees were in Political Science, History, and Classical Literature. While attending the University of Oklahoma, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur C. and Jennie B. Lyle. He is survived by his husband, John Hopkins, of Chapala, MX; a sister, Marianne L. Raleigh of Sugar Land, TX; a niece, Shannon Raleigh Seamonds, Sugar Land; and three nephews, Conner, Benjamin, and Zachary of Sugar Land.
A memorial is being planned for a future date.
Published on February 19, 2018
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