Doyle Edward Beavers, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Bowie.
Funeral is 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Montague County Cowboy Church with Joe Caballero officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
Doyle was born June 30, 1943, in Hugoton, Kan., to Claude and Pauline (Horner) Beavers. He attended high school in Hugoton and worked for his family’s machine shop. Doyle moved to Montague County in 1963 where he was co-owner of Beaver’s Construction until 1985.
He continued to work in construction and heavy machinery from 1985 to 2006. Doyle, co-owner of Beaver’s Dozer Service, was an entrepreneur in the heavy machinery and construction businesses, and he was co-owner of Beaver’s Dozer Service at the time of his death.
He enjoyed metal works, oil painting, sketching and flying.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Pauline Beavers; brother Kenneth Beavers; and two sisters, Claudine Oder and Louise Trahern Smith.
Doyle is survived by his wife, Rita Beavers, of Bowie; sons Shane Beavers and wife, Gayonne, of Decatur and Spencer Beavers and wife, Kim, of Bowie; stepchildren Randy Polk and wife, Ramonna, of Bowie, Larry Archer and wife, Michelle, of Mineral Wells, Gary Archer and wife, Charlotte, of Arlington, Shannon Edwards and husband, Troy, of Haslet, Cherissa McConnell and husband, Michael Harrijgers, of Crafton, Courtney Matthews of Bowie, and Sandra Mitchell and husband, Odes, of Arlington.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Seth and Shaina Beavers, Bailey and Teague Beavers, Emily and Tage Cunningham, Bailey Polk, T.J. Edwards and wife, Sarah, Hunter Edwards, Casey Stark, Mason, Leah and Meagan Mitchell, Latisha Grant and husband, Phillip, Natasha Burgess and husband, Daniel, Gary Wayne Archer and wife, Jessica, Stephanie Sullivan and husband, Cory, and Cory Archer; and seven great-grandchildren.