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1 of 6 | Posted by: Deborah Earven - Lansing, MI

“Condolences to the family~I will always remember Al for his comical personality where he brought much laughter to those who worked at our early...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Faye White-Shine - Lansing, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. Words are by enough during these difficult times. We pray God will grant peace and strength to the day at this time....Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Timothy Wilson - Congers, NY

“Al was a very dear friend. It saddened me to hear of his death. He will be missed. R I H big guy ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Patricia and Ricky Moore - MI

“Our condolences goes out to the family. Alfred was a very friendly and kind person. His church family missed his presence. Love and prayers to the...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Juanita Word - Haslett, MI

“Our condolences goes out to the family. Al was a very friendly and kind person. His church family missed his presence. Love and prayers to the family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Juanita Word - Haslett, MI


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"Uncle Sonny" Alfred Hoyle, age 89 went home July 11th, 2022.

He was a happy Grandpa, and former employee of Motor Wheel, from which he retired after 26 years of service. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, with his last deployment to Tokyo, Japan in 1954. He was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church, and following the Korean War, during a challenging time in our country for young men of color, Alfred studied Child Psychology for several years at Lane College (Jackson, TN) .

Survivors include his wife Juanita "Nita" Hoyle; sister-in-law Maxine Richardson of Lansing, MI; 2 sons Anthony Hoyle (Miami, FL) and Sanford Hoyle (Flint, MI) 1 Daughter Evelyn Hoyle (Jackson, TN); Nieces and Nephews: Barbara, William Earle, Dorthy, Geneva, Hildra and RoseAna Hoyle; not too mention close nephew Carl Douglas Richardson II "Dougie" of Lansing; and a host of Grand Nieces and Nephews; 4 Grandkids: Ariel and Anthony Hoyle of Tampa, FL, Nikola Hoyle of Miami, FL, and Amelia Hoyle of Dacula, GA. Alfred is preceded in death by all of his Brothers and sisters: Marion, William, Morris, Eveline and James Hoyle, special brother-in-law Carl Richardson Senior, and daughter Barbara Jean Hoyle.

Friends may visit Mr. Hoyle Friday, July 22, 2022 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home; 105 Capital Avenue N.E., Battle Creek, MI 49017. Funeral Services will be held following visitation at 10am. Burial Service will be officiated promptly at 11:00am with Military assistance, at Fort Custer Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Rd, Augusta, MI 49012 (Kalamazoo County).