Arthur Leonard Dokey, 68, went to his heavenly home on February 4, 2021, in Abilene, Texas. He was born March 5, 1952 in Merkel, Texas to Malvin Leonard Dokey and Audrey Laverl (Stout) Dokey. Lynn, as everybody knew him, graduated from Eula High School in 1970. On July 9, 1983, he married Beverly Jo Cooper, who had two daughters, Melissa and Denise, who he treasured as his own. On July 27, 1989, Lynn and Beverly welcomed Kristopher Lynn Dokey in to the world. Kris was the light of Lynn’s life until Kris and wife, Ashley, had 4 little girls who joined in on being the light of his life as well as the rest of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lynn worked in the oilfield most of his life, beginning on a drilling rig. He worked every position on a rig. In 1988, after working for GCO Drilling for several years, he moved to production as a pumper for IP Petroleum. He continued with IP for many years and through a couple of buy outs until December 2002. Lynn then started contract pumping for Perenco, LLC and then on to Henry Petroleum where he then began as a workover rig consultant which would later become Concho Resources. Lynn retired from the oilfield in 2015. Lynn loved life. He had a love for golf for which he played for many years. He loved watching football of any level, mainly being a lifelong Cowboys fan. Some of his favorite things to do was to play games with family, go camping, and anything else where he could be surrounded by his family. His family was his whole world. Lynn is survived by his wife of many years, Beverly; Son, Kristopher Dokey and wife Ashley of Coahoma, Tx; Two daughters, Denise Hicks and husband James of Midland, Tx, Melissa Glass and husband Roger of San Angelo, Tx; Grandkids Kylee, Katherine, Kenzie, Kori, Jamie Haley and husband Adam, Landon Evans and fiancé Summer, Zachary Glass and wife Taylor, Abby Gayle Hoelscher and husband Slayton; Great-grandkids Kieden and Cooper Little, Adalynn Haley, and Posie Glass; Brothers Jimmy Dokey and wife Jan of Hawley, Tx and Michael Dokey and wife Tina of Merkel, Tx. Sister Lisa Dokey and special friend Donna Knapp of Merkel, Tx; His father, M.L. Dokey of Merkel, Tx; And numerous nieces and nephews who he loved dearly. Lynn was preceded in death by his mother, Laverl Dokey; two sisters Ruby and Theresa, and nephew Matthew Dokey. A service of remembrance will be held at 3:00PM Friday, February 12, 2021 at Clear Fork Baptist Church in Hawley.
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