Doyle Billyard

Obituary of Doyle E. Billyard

Smethport - Doyle E. Billyard, 73, of Olean, NY, died Saturday (June 17, 2023) at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo.


He was born November 29, 1949 in Port Allegany, the son of Emery and Cleva (Sheldon) Billyard. On April 16, 1988, in Duke Center, PA, he married Pamela M. Ethridge, who died August 9, 2006.


Doyle graduated from Hamburg Jr./Sr. High School.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1970.


Mr. Billyard worked as a self employed carpenter for many years in the area.


Doyle was a former Cub Scout Pack Leader for Pack #617 and was involved with the Boy Scouts, following his son in advancements.  He was a member of the VFW and the NRA.  He loved to fish and hunt in his spare time.


He is survived by:

One son:  James (Tia) Billyard of Olean, NY

Two daughters locally:  Patricia (Zack) Billyard of Olean, NY and Amy Connors of PA, along with four other daughters located in Texas.

Several grandchildren, including his six closest:  Zandon, Zaeleigh, Eligh, Evaeh, Adilyn and Elliott

And several nieces and nephews


In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Duane Billyard, and one sister, Jessie Connors.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2023, from 11AM to Noon at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where a memorial service will be conducted at noon, following visitation.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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