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Doyle A. Jury

December 18, 1936 — April 15, 2022

Doyle Archer Jury, 85, passed away in his home in West Palm Beach, on April 15, 2022, with his wife and daughter at his bedside. He was born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania to Francis and Beatrice Jury.

In February 1957, a chance encounter reacquainted Doyle with Marla Jordan, with whom he had gone to elementary school and who, at the time was a student nurse.

He was living in Randolph New York at the time but returned to the Jury homestead in Pleasant Valley to live and work as their relationship blossomed. On January 25, 1958, they married, and have remained so for 64+ years. They honeymooned in West Palm Beach and nine years later that became their permanent home, 

Doyle had served as a volunteer firefighter in NY and then in Clearfield when he resided there. He went to work at the Lake Worth Fire Department in 1967 and retired 21 years later. During this tenure, many young men were influenced and taught the principles and integrity that helped them throughout their lives. For over 10 years, he was in charge of the pyrotechnics show of the July 4th fireworks for the City of Lake Worth. In a Miami Herald article written about him in 1978, the headline of which was “Impresario of Fireworks Display Labors to Give Spectators a Blast”, the reporter Stephen Doig stated that “Half the kids in America would like to be Doyle Jury when they grow up. Not only is he a firefighter, complete with shiny red car, but one night a year he gets to set off fireworks.”

He did not have any hobbies, but he liked auto racing, college football and wrestling, little league baseball, deer hunting and. of course his motorcycle..  While the children were still home, they all took camping trips, annually went to the keys for Florida lobster during the two day sportsman season, and took trips so the whole family could enjoy.  He was very good with figuring out how to build or fix most anything, and was a very talented handyman.  Along the way, he shared his talents with friends and neighbors.

Doyle’s father had always wanted him to become a Mason, but he never took the time to commit to the fraternal organization until 1977 at which time he took all the steps necessary to complete the degrees for Master Mason, Scottish Rite, and on to becoming a Shriner. He became a member of the Director’s Staff of Amara Shrine Center in Palm Beach Gardens, and then came the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle as he switched units to the Potentates Motor Corp. He loved his Harleys and remained a Harley owner until he was physically unable to be safe riding one. Through this organization he made many wonderful and lasting friendships, and had so much enjoyment in participating in conventions, competitions, rides, and anything else relating to the bike or events. He so believed in the mission of the Shriners and made many trips driving the van to take the kids to Tampa. Being a member of the Masonic brotherhood meant a lot to him, as well as the relationships that resulted from this association. He was also a member of Royal Order of Jesters.

Doyle is predeceased by his parents, sisters Dorothy Campbell and Rosa Palmer, and by daughter Joann Scott.

Surviving him are his wife Marla, daughter Diana Jury, brother Francis Jury (Ann) all from West Palm Beach. He had two grandsons, Jordan Scott of Sandy Springs, Ga, and Timothy Scott (Danielle) of Holiday, Fl, two great grandchildren Riley and Tyler Scott and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Daughters of the Nile Foundation.  This donation will go directly to helping the Shriners give appropriate and needed health care and treatment to children in need.  This includes skeletomuscular diseases, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, cleft palate and lip, and other abnormalities or injury induced problems of any limb.  Or to a charity of your choice.

Make checks payable to Aquarius Temple No 138 and designate the donation is for DONF in memory of Doyle.  Mail to Aquarius Temple Recorder    Pat Guretzky, 2825 Waters Edge Circle, Greenacres, FL 33413   Forms will be provided at the time of the service if you prefer to use a credit card,.

Gathering of Family & Friends 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday, May 7, 2022

Celebration of Life Service 2:00 PM Saturday, May 7, 2022

Masonic memorial service performed by Gulf Stream Lodge No 245

Royal Order of Jesters, Palm Beaches Court No 179  Jesters Service

Family and Friends

Reception following the service at

Bykota Masonic Lodge  421 Jennings Avenue, Greenacres, FL   

Hosted by Aquarius Temple No 138, Daughters of the Nile


For those unable to attend, services will be available for viewing via livestream. To view the webcast beginning at 1:30 PM on Saturday....................CLICK HERE

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Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family & Friends

Saturday, May 7, 2022

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