April 18, 2022

Former Simpson County Sheriff Doyle King dies at 76

Therese Apel

Former Simpson County Sheriff Doyle King

According to the Simpson County Sheriff’s office, former Sheriff Doyle King has died.

King passed away April 15.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee. Elder Mickey Myers and Terry Hartwig will officiate the services.

Interment will be at Galilee Cemetery.

According to his obituary on MageeNews.com:

Doyle was well known by the people of Simpson County due to his dedication of serving for over 20 years as Constable and Sheriff. He also served as Chief of Police for the Town of Mt. Olive and Mississippi Department of Corrections as correctional officer for a total of 7 years allowing him to retire with 27 years of service. Doyle also while working in those positions along with everyday life, always practiced a value/trait of treating everyone fair and honest along with treating everyone the way you want to be treated.

He was also an electrician for the companies formerly known as Universal and then changed to Magnetek with a total of 31 years before leaving to take the elected position of Sheriff in 1996. Doyle served as Master Mason of the Oak Hill Lodge of Magee, Mississippi of 50 years.

Doyle’s family life was very strong and influential with a marriage for 45 years to Lisa King (Hartwig) along with four children: Connie, Vicki, Karen, and James. He always enjoyed agriculture/farm life which included: gardening, cattle, and horses/mules on his place. The two fondest memories growing up were his prized 4-H show Hereford bull Champ and working the mules Joe and Della plowing and logging. He had a single foot saddle mare Velvet that he raised and rode over the country. They could be seen at night by the sparks from her shoes off the roadway. He talked on Good Friday just before passing of how it was time to be planting and how many folks were out doing their summer gardens.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa King; son, James Doyle King of Mendenhall, Mississippi; daughter Connie Weeks (Trent) of Mendenhall, Mississippi; son-in-law, Mickey Myers of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother Roger L. King (Pam) of Mendenhall, Mississippi; sisters Fran Shirley of Brandon, Mississippi; Linda Welch (Royce) of Mendenhall, Mississippi; Katherine Elaine King of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Pall bears will be Braden Myers, Justin Thomas, Trent Lee Weeks Jr, Trent Lee Weeks III, Jacob Hartwig, David East, Mark Weeks, and Jason Barr.

Friends may sign an online guest register book at


Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

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