Dec. 30, 1940 – Aug 2, 2020
Robert William Doedyns, 79, of Kingsland passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020, at his residence. Born December 30, 1940 in Dunkirk, New York. Mr. Doedyns was the son of the late Andrew Doedyns and Myrtle Centner Doedyns. He was also preceded in death by one brother. He retired after thirty years as a Master Gunnery Sergeant with the United States Marine Corps.
MGySgt Doedyns retired as a 2149 and is described by those who knew him well as a quiet, easy going, extremely knowledgeable Marine who had a passion for softball and always seemed to be playing or coaching. Early on in his career he was a mechanic on both AAV’s and Tanks and met his wife while serving as a 2149 at Albany GA. He preferred being stationed on the East Coast vs. West and he was a dedicated family man.
Mr. Doedyns is survived by his wife, Joyce Blalock Doedyns of Kingsland; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Dorian Doedyns of Lawton, Oklahoma, Jennifer Patterson of Saint Mary’s and Andrea and David Kloetzke and Renata and Darrell Meron, all of Kingsland; and seven grandchildren, Emily Meron, Adam Meron, Brianna Way, Colton Patterson, Ella Patterson, Ryan Kloetzke and Rayce Kloetzke.