Michael Lynn Doyal, “Mike”, passed away peacefully and smiling at his home on September 3rd, 2020 at the age of 73. A private family service will be scheduled at a later date.
Mike was born on July 9th, 1947 in Lamar County to Dora and Travis Doyal. After graduation from North Lamar Schools, he married Sharon Brothers in 1967 and they had one daughter, Lisa, born in 1969. He lived most of his life in the surrounding area, and worked as a meat cutter for over 40 years.
Mike spent his life outdoors either fishing, hunting, or growing something to feed you. He wasn’t happy until everyone was stuffed, and the room was filled with laughter. His gregarious personality was contagious, and he never met a stranger. You could find him most evenings gathered around dominoes with friends, or in his recliner with a book. He always served others first, and life’s struggles never kept him down for long. His resilient spirit and zest for life amazed those lucky enough to know him.
He is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Sherry Doyal of Paris, Texas, his daughter Lisa Doyal Grossnickle and husband Richard of Paris, Texas, two grandsons Dixon and Lucas Grossnickle of Austin, Texas, sister Wilma Floyd and husband Tom of Ft. Worth, Texas, sister Betty Woolsey and husband Charles of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, sisters in law Barbara Doyal and Hazel Doyal both of Paris, Texas. Mike is also survived by his step-daughters and their families that he loved as his own: Tonia Hobbs and husband Gene, and their son Adrian; Shellie Adams and her son Evan. Mike leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a plethora of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother in law Fay and Ed Fox; sister and brother in law June and Billy Wayne Landers; brothers Leonard Doyal and Jerry Doyal.
A very special thank you to the staff and residents of Simpson Place in Dallas that provided loving care and precious friendships in his final years.
Doyal family request memorials be made to the Lamar County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent to the Doyal family at www.fry-gibbs.com