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Doyle Baker Lewis

November 20, 1944 — March 6, 2023

Doyle Baker Lewis, 78 of Mansfield, passed away on March 6, 2023 in his home. Doyle was born to Dorothy Mae and Forrest Baker Lewis on November 20, 1944 in Butler County Missouri. He was a master machinist for 50 years. He worked for Weatherford for 20 years before opening his own machinery shop in Mansfield. He always said, ‘I can fix anything but a broken heart.’

During his childhood, his sister, Mae Lynn, and he were often responsible for taking care of their 2 younger siblings, Kenneth and Paul. He is described as being dependable, having a drive to do good, and willing to help anyone when needed. The family endured many moves and ended up in Texas right before he started school. During summers while in high school, he worked on a local farm and had a good time doing all the required physical labor. His desire to build and make things was evident early on. After graduating high school, he worked for a company that began his career trajectory into machinery. He took classes while working and would sleep in his truck between obligations.

Doyle met his first wife, Sandra Moore, at Luby's in Irving in 1964. They married in November of 1965 and had two daughters, Cynthia and Teresa. During this time, he opened his own machine shop in Houston called Triax Manufacturing. Years later, Doyle moved to Dallas where he met the love of his life Darlene. They married on April 14, 1995, in Las Vegas, and moved to Mansfield in 2007. He was completely devoted to her and they shared fifteen happy years together before her passing in 2010.

He enjoyed playing card/table games in general and if there was a bet that could be made, he'd make it. He loved to gamble. He also enjoyed golf, horseracing, sports, history and traveling. He loved Las Vegas, Panama, and Carmel, California – especially the Lone Cypress Tree at Pebble Beach golf course.

Doyle was very intelligent and a successful businessman. He had a big heart, loved living life, and loved his family. He was extremely generous not only to family, but to friends and even strangers. He enjoyed making a waiter's day with a very generous tip when he didn't have to. He embraced life and wouldn't let life's challenges or disappointments discourage him. He was a man of great character, strength, and charisma. He was sentimental and thoughtful. He will be missed greatly by all those who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Lewis, his parents, Dorothy Mae and Forrest Baker Lewis and younger brother, Kenneth Lewis.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters, Theresa Armistead and husband, Rick, Cynthia Petty and husband, Terry, and Teresa Packer; grandchildren, Ashley Monson and husband, Derrick, Roxanne Thalman, Rick Armistead Jr., Addison Gorbet and wife, ViAnh, Ashley Vara and husband, Ray, Audrey Packer, and Aaryn Packer; great-grandchildren, Emorie Monson, Ava Thalman, Claire Armistead, Graham Gorbet, Greer Gorbet, Lydia Vara, Morgan Rae Vara, Micah Vara, and one on the way; sister, Mae Lynn Armendariz; brother, Paul Lewis and wife, Mimi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Sunday, March 26, 2023

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