Doyle H. Allen


Doyle H. Allen, just 57 years old, died unexpectedly at his home in Gonzales, Texas. His loved ones are deeply saddened by his sudden death.

Doyle was born on September 5, 1964 to Susan Elise Clark Allen and Travis G. Allen and spent his early years in Portales, NM. At the age of 5, the family moved to Vancourt, TX. He attended all 12 years of school and graduated from Wall ISD in 1983. During high school he began working with Calvert Collision Center and that sparked his passion of owning his own auto body shop. He attended college at Angelo State University before deciding to move to Gonzales, Texas and work at Allen’s Farm Equipment and Repair with his Uncle Allen and Aunt Barbara Weidner. While working there, one day a week he continued his passion of working on auto body repair and paint. In a few years, he went to work for Cooper Auto Body which he eventually bought and renamed Allen’s Body Tech. Doyle took pride in owning his business and dedicated his life to making his customers happy. His greatest accomplishment was being a father. 

Doyle was an adventurous, kind, caring man who worked hard, played harder and loved his family and friends with all he had. When not working, Doyle loved to golf, snow ski, hunt, shoot guns, check cows and be outside. 

He served his community on the Gonzales Tourism Committee, Gonzales Golf Advisory Board, as a volunteer with Norma’s House, a member of the Gonzales Elks, the N.R.A. and lastly an organ/tissue donor. 

Doyle is survived by his beautiful daughter Kiley and her mother Wendy Allen, his love, Deane Novosad and her daughters Hannah (Cody) Reynolds and Gracey Novosad. He is also survived by his mother Susan Hendershot and stepfather Haskell Hendershot, his sister Deborah (Steve) Pelzel, niece Heidi (Rene’) Duron, nephews, TJ (Keria) Pelzel, Colby (Ruth) Pelzel; sister-in-law Amy Allen, niece Katy Allen, nephews Travis and Austin Allen; sister Mia (Brian) Schauer, niece Brie (Roy) Irons and great nieces Marlow and Everly Irons, nephew Trent Schauer; niece Cierra Craig; and numerous cousins, great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Travis G. Allen, brother Monte D. Allen, best friend Craig Partusch, nephew Colby Parker Craig, and maternal and paternal grandparents. 

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. There will be a celebration of Doyle’s life on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gonzales with Dr. Matt Pennington officiating. Interment will follow in Gonzales Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Clay Baker, John Daniel, Josh Murrell, Dane Needham, Trent Schauer, Gary Schroeder, Michael Simper, and Shawn Stamport. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews, Earl Braddock, Kimberlee Brown, Ronnie Lomax, Sam Morrow, Matt Ramirez and Victor Villanueva. 

Friends may leave their condolences to the family by visiting Memorials may be made to: Independence Golf Course Benefactors (IGCB) Acct., P.O. Box 279, Gonzales, TX, where Doyle was a good and loyal board member and assisted in establishing this account; Monte D. Allen Donor Advised Fund at Laredo Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 450223, Laredo, TX 78045, for assistance to those battling cancer in honor of his brother, Monte; or Norma’s House, P.O. Box 1925, Gonzales, TX, where Doyle donated his time to benefit child victims of abuse.

Due to the present uptick in reported Covid-19 illnesses, protective measures regarding social distancing, and use of personal protective masks are strongly recommended for the visitation, celebration of life service, and graveside burial rite. Those remotely symptomatic of COVID-19 are politely asked not to attend. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.