Michael “Mike” Joseph Doubrava of Silo, was called peacefully home and given his complete healing on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Denison, TX at the age of 70. He was born on October 25, 1948 in Winfield, Kansas to Joseph A. Doubrava and Helen G. (Rowe) Doubrava.
Mike grew up in Kansas and graduated from Garden City High School. After high school, he furthered his education at Garden City Community College and Fort Hays State University. He proudly served our country in the United States Army National Guard from 1970-1977. He married the love of his life, Linda Grusing, on December 27, 1970 in Lakin, Kansas and the two spent 48 wonderful years together.
Mike was employed with Southwestern Bell and AT&T for over 35 years. In 1998, Mike and Linda moved to Oklahoma where they have made their home ever since. Mike was a faithful believer of Jesus Christ and was very active at Silo Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and where he drove the church van to pick up youth around the area. Through the years, he worked with six different youth directors, helping to support their leadership in many ways.
He volunteered with the food ministry and was a steering committee member for the Scott County Promise Keepers. He served as a board member of the Silo Volunteer Fire Department and had memberships with Scouting, AOPA, Disabled American Veterans, and was a lifetime member of the NRA. In his spare-time he enjoyed, hunting, fishing, target shooting, archery, flying his plane, and listening to Christian music.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen Doubrava.
Loved ones who contin,ue to cherish Mike’s memory include his wife, Linda; children, Tyler Doubrava and wife Shonda; daughter Deandra McBride and husband Shane; son, Kurt Doubrava and wife Amy; grandchildren: Gavin, Aaron, and Emmalee (Sweet Pea) Doubrava, Madison and Coy McBride, and Ethan Doubrava; sisters, Sharolyn Funk and Linda Taylor and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other extended family members, and dear friends.
Services to honor Mike’s life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Silo Baptist Church with Pastors Garry McNeil and Scott Hamilton officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Honorary pallbearers include Paul Strickert, Terry Gropp, Donald Robinson, Wendell Peoples, Virgil Kuntz, Quinton McLarry, Steve Harlin, Bob Wheeler, Bob Hessman, Denton Berry, Royce Gruver, Tobias Doubrava, Joe Doubrava, Wes Grusing, Victor Doubrava, Ray Doubrava, Larry Taylor, Monty Wentworth, Chuck Gore, Herb Epp, Gavin Doubrava, Ethan Doubrava, Aaron Doubrava, and Coy McBride.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Silo Baptist Church (1379 Church Rd, Durant, OK 74701), Kidney Cancer Research (https://secure.kidneycancer.org/np/clients/kca/donation.jsp), or to Gideon’s, per Mike’s request.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Durant Funeral and Cremation Service.