Kirk Alan Doyle

Kirk Alan Doyle, age 52, passed from this life peacefully at his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on December 26, 2023. Kirk was born to David (Denny) Doyle and Linda Miertschin Doyle in Galveston, Texas, on June 21, 1971.

Kirk graduated from Ball High School in Galveston in June 1989. Kirk always had a passion for cooking. He worked at various restaurants in Galveston. He worked his way up to being a Sous Chef and eventually earned the title of Executive Chef. He was employed by Troon Golf as Executive Chef at the Forest Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Kirk also liked to be funny and to make people laugh and smile. He enjoyed watching golf, football, and playing games on his console.

Kirk is preceded in death by his grandparents Dorothy and Leroy Miertschin, David and Elizabeth Doyle, and his father, Denny Doyle.

Kirk leaves behind to cherish his memory, mother, Linda Miertschin Smith and step-father, Steve Smith; brother, Kevin Doyle: sister, Kristie Doyle Hoops and nephew, Luke Hoops; aunts, Barbara Ladd and husband, Alan, Patricia Munoz and husband, Dewayne and cousin, Nathan Munoz, and Sylvia Doyle.

In his honor, there will be a visitation on Monday, January 8, 2024 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. A funeral service will follow at 2:00pm with Pastor Matthew Brackman officiating. Interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

Pall bearers are Dave Carlisle, Josh Clay and Brent Walsh. Honorary pall bearers are Steve Smith, Alan Ladd, and Dewayne Munoz.

In lieu of flowers, Kirk’s memory would be carried on with a contribution made to Southern Smoke at the following link: This foundation gives aid and relief to restaurant workers.  Or, you can give to your favorite charity.


  1. My prayers and condolences to you all. RIP Kirk.

    Lori Huepers
  2. My heartfelt condolences to family n friends. Rest in Peace Kirk.

    Christine Haas
  3. “Chef” as we always knew him, was such a kind soul and gentle giant. He kept our bellies and our hearts full, and is so deeply missed. I was once so sick, and had been for over a week. I couldn’t eat anything, but Chef sent home some of his famous pimento cheese, and that, I could begin to eat with crackers. I was back to myself very shortly after, and will always be so thankful for his kindness that nursed me back to health rather quickly. He truly cared for those around him.
    We loved Kirk very much and we will never let his memory fade from our minds or our hearts. It’s with deep sadness we say goodbye for now, but have no doubt we will meet again in Heaven, and I can’t wait to see what he has cooked up for us there…..sending love to all of his family. You all were so blessed to have him in your lives, and I know your hearts are broken. Please know we are praying for you and are so very sorry for your loss.

    With sorrow and much love,
    Vanessa Carlisle

    Vanessa Carlisle

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