Michael ‘Mike’ Joseph Doubrava
Michael “Mike” Joseph Doubrava, Silo, Okla., was called peacefully home and given his complete healing on Wed., March 20, 2019, in Denison, Tex. at the age of 70.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1948, in Winfield, Ks., 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 Dec. 27, 1970, in Lakin, Ks., 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 the 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 was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen Doubrava.
Loved ones who continue 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.
A service to honor Mike’s life was held March 24, 2019, at Silo Baptist Church with Pastors Garry McNeil and Scott Hamilton officiating. There was a gathering of family and friends Saturday evening 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.
Online condolences may be made to the family at brownsfuneralservice.com .