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Doyle C. Davis

March 27, 1929 May 11, 2019
Doyle C. Davis
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Funeral services for Doyle Davis lifelong resident of Fort Cobb, Oklahoma will be at the Fort Cobb First Baptist Church on Friday, May 17 at 2 pm. Visitation will be at the Fort Cobb Funeral home Tuesday May 14 through Thursday May 16 from 9 am to 8 pm and Friday May 17 from 9 am to 11 am.

Doyle Calvin Davis was born March 27, 1929 in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma to John Milton Davis and Bertha Catherine( Stockton) Davis the sixth of their 8 children. On May 11, 2019 in the Carnegie Hospital at the
age of 90 years, Doyle made his heavenly journey home. He passed away surrounded by his wife Betty and their daughters, Donna Weaver and Brenda Cook.

Doyle is survived by his wife of 70 years Betty ( Combest ) Davis, two daughters and 2 sons-in-law Donna and Mike Weaver of Fort Cobb and Brenda and Elbert(Gale) Cook of Oklahoma City, 4 grandchildren and their spouses Darla and Mike Hendricks of Fort Cobb, Leslie and Leslie Ann Cook of Piedmont, OK, Lisa and David Fry of Oklahoma City, and Jon and Chasity Weaver of Fort Cobb. Doyle is also survived by 8 great-grandchildren - Jacob, Jacie, and Jillian Stinson, Draydon, Daylon and Demery Weaver, Jonathan Fry, and Landon Cook. Doyle has one surviving sister , Thelma Lincoln of Oxnard, California and 3 surviving sisters-in-law, Delores Davis of Claremore, OK, Colleen Long of Temple, OK and Maxine Cadell of Apache, OK and also many nieces and nephews. Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha ,4 brothers - Roy, Carrol, Cecil and Bob and 2 sisters - Eva Trull and Hazel Smith and their spouses Arlo and Troy and Warren Lincoln, the husband of his one surviving sister, Thelma.

Doyle grew up in Fort Cobb and lived there all his life. Part of his childhood was spent on the banks of the Washita River in a dugout. He helped put food on the family table by hunting, fishing, growing a garden, and taking on any jobs he could find. He lived in hard times during the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and World War II. He plowed fields for people with a mule drawn plow for a dime, mowed lawns for a quarter, and many other types of work. He became very skilled in carpenter work by helping his father.

In 1947 Doyle met the love of his life, Betty Combest, who was born and grew up in Carnegie. They married on September 4th, 1948 and made their home in Fort Cobb. Doyle worked at a cream station in Fort Cobb, and did a variety of other work such as farm labor, pulling cotton, hoeing , hauling hay to supplement his income. When the Fort Cobb Lake was built it took some of the farm land Doyle had leased so he had to start other jobs. He did construction work and helped with the building of the Public Service Electric Plant. He spent 7 years working 3 jobs 7 days a week. He was doing farm labor, driving to Fort Sill doing construction, and running the movie projector at the Rialto Theatre in Fort Cobb. He worked for a building contractor and became quite skilled in all types of construction, cabinet making, and woodworking. He then started construction work on his own. Doyle loved farming and started leasing more land, raising wheat, cotton, hay, milo, peanuts, watermelons and cattle and built up to farming 600 acres of row crops. He put in a lot of hard work and seldom hired outside workers.

Several times during his life he was able to come to the aid of people when they were in danger , having trouble or just needed some help. Doyle had a level head on his shoulders and multiple skills. He could fix almost anything or solve a problem. Doyle set goals for himself and when he reached them he made new goals.

Doyle raised watermelons and a big garden every year even after he retired from farming and carpentering. He sold pickup loads to fruit stands, cafeterias, grocery stores, and individuals but over the years probably gave away more than he sold. Doyle didn’t get to travel much when he was so busy with work and raising his family but later he traveled all over America by automobile with his wife, daughters and sons-in-law. He flew once in a plane to the east coast and he took a cruise to the Caribbean. He got to see mountains, forests, deserts, glaciers, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Redwoods in Sequoia Nation Park , Boston, Washington D.C. , the Golden Gate Bridge, the Royal Gorge, Mexico, Canada, and too many places to name them all. He loved telling the stories of his years of experiences and travels.

Doyle Davis lived his whole life with honesty and integrity and kept lifelong friends. When he was in his thirties Doyle accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Fort Cobb. He put all his energy into doing things that showed his love for others, especially his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grand children.

Services under the direction of Fort Cobb Funeral Home, Fort Cobb, Oklahoma.

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