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David Ray Dolen

October 27, 1940 — February 22, 2024

David Ray Dolen

David Ray Dolen, of Mexia, passed away February 22, 2024 in Waco, Texas at the age of 83.  Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Marcus Sheffield officiating.  Visitation with the family will be prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m.  A Masonic graveside service will follow in the Seal Round Prairie Cemetery.  Asher Tyner, Mason Tyner, David Tyner, Bradley Tyner, Gary Cooper, and Douglass Cooper will serve a pallbearers.

David was born October 27, 1940 in Cypress, Texas to Johnnie Wesley and Ivy Evelyn (Coats) Dolen.  He has lived in the Mexia area most of his life.   On September 2, 1958, David married Peggy Janelle Roberts and they were blessed with four children.  He was a meat inspector for the State of Texas for 28 years, prior to retirement.

David had an outgoing personality, never met a stranger, and was always willing to help anyone in any way.   He loved the Lord, his family, and many friends.  His faith carried him through many trying times throughout his life.  David was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mexia.

Some of the many things that David enjoyed were taking care of his pet mules, trail riding, hunting, fishing, shooting guns, and just spending time in the country.  However, he enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his four children, David Wayne Dolen, Janet Tyner, Gene Ray Dolen, and Jon David Dolen.

David is survived by his wife of 65 years, Peggy; grandchildren, David Tyner, Bradley Tyner, Elspeth, and Gwyneth Dolen; great grandchildren, Mason, Bailey, Cooper, Asher, and Erin Tyner.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

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