Doyle Sweeney, 96

Doyle G. Sweeney, 96, of Sebring, Fla., passed away, Aug. 28, 2013, in Coldwater, Mich. Doyle was born in Columbia City, son of the late Perry and Beulah (Sellers) Sweeney. Prior to moving to Sebring he was a fruit and vegetable inspector for northern Indiana. In 1957, Doyle moved to Sebring and he and his late wife Jean, developed Sweeney’s Mobile Home Park and he also owned Sweeney’s Aluminum Products. Doyle joined the Elks in 1946 in Whitley County, and is a past exhaulted ruler of Sebring Elks Lodge and past district deputy of the South Florida Elks. He was also a member of Sebring Masonic Lodge #249 F & AM; Mizpah Shrine Temple, Ft. Wayne; a charter member of Highlands Shrine Club; former member of Sebring Golf Association and a member of Coldwater Country Club. Doyle is survived by his companion, Florence Barnes and her children, Barbara Darby of San Diego, Calif., Rebecca VanWhy of Sandusky, Ohio, George Haas and Howard Haas both of Coldwater, Mich.; nephew, James A. Weeks of Ridgecrest, Calif.; and a cousin, Dr. Stuart Dean Sweeney, M.D. of Alexandria. A Elks Service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday at Morris Funeral Chapel and Masonic Graveside Rites will follow at noon at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations are requested to Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Coast Ridge, 13228 N. Central Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612. A luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. at the Sebring Elks Lodge. Condolences may be expressed online at