Doyes was born and raised in Hamilton, Alabama approximately 15 miles from the MS state line. He obtained a B.S. in Forestry from Mississippi State University in 1975. Ten years later, he completed a Masters of Forestry with emphasis in forest taxation also from Mississippi State. While in graduate school he assisted Dr. G.H. Weaver with the initial research in land use valuation for taxation for MS timberlands.
Doyes’ forestry career began in 1977 working for Cavenham Industries in Hazlehurst, MS and Livingston Parrish, LA. He then was employed with Southern Resource Services and Forest Owners, Inc. assisting private landowners in Mississippi with all aspects of timberland management from timber sale preparation to control burning to wildlife management and timberland market analysis thru affiliation with Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. In 1988 he began his 30+ year affiliation with Weyerhaeuser Company Southern Timberlands where he held various leadership positions in Procurement at the offices in Bruce and Philadelphia, MS. Doyes later served as Harvest Planner for the western division of Weyerhauser MS/AL region in Columbus, MS until his retirement in September 2018. In the spring of 2021, he joined the Starkville team of Tom Smith Land and Homes.
Doyes and his wife Kay are residents of Starkville and have three grown children (and their wonderful spouses) and seven grandchildren. They have attended New Covenant Church in Starkville for more than 40 years. Doyes and Kay also own and operate Bops Frozen Custard in Starkville. For many years, the Holland’s owned hunting land in Lawrence County, MS where their children experienced hunting and the outdoors. When not at work, you can find Doyes with his family at their tree farm in Choctaw County working on food plots or at their lake house on Smith Lake. Doyes hopes to use his real estate and timberland background to see other families make memories outdoors.