Carter Ray Doyle

Carter Ray Doyle of Durham, North Carolina, died after a car accident on April 11, 2019 along with a close friend, on the way home from a band rehearsal.  He was 71 years old.  
Ray is survived by his wife Brenda, their two children, Patrick Doyle and Mary Summerlin and three grandchildren - Georgia and Ellie Summerlin and Clara Doyle.  
Ray was born on May 29, 1947 in Havre de Grace, Maryland.  He attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, graduating with a degree in Business Administration.  
He was a beloved husband, father and doting grandfather.  He was an avid reader and a lover of music and was an accomplished trumpet player, playing in many of the area bands, churches and community venues.  
A funeral service in celebration of Ray's life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Hope Valley Baptist Church in Durham.  All are welcome to attend the visitation at 3:00PM followed by the service at 4:00PM.  
Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill has been entrusted to care the the Doyle family.