Billy Joe Dockal

Billy Joe Dockal, of Mason, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the age of 85. He was born in McCulloch County on Oct. 20, 1928, to Adolf D. Dockal and Viola Palmer Dockal. On Dec. 14, 1947, he married Nina M. Waller at her parents’ home in Mason. They were together for 60 years until her passing in 2008. Billy Joe farmed in the Streeter community, then worked in Mason Grocery until he went to work for the Texas Department of Transportation in May 1949 until retirement after 42 years on Oct. 31, 1990. He also did custom farming for others as well as raising a large garden. Survivors include his sons, Larry Joe Dockal and wife, Donna, of Uvalde and Jerry Don Dockal and wife, Kathy, of Aiken, South Carolina; two brothers, Duard Dockal and wife, Carolyn, and Mark Dockal and wife, Debbie, all of Mason; a sister, Bonnie Davis and husband, Kenneth, of Mason; 4 grandchildren, Diana Dube and husband, Jason, Larry Dockal II and wife, Amanda, Michael Dockal and wife, Karla, and Andrew Dockal and wife, Krista; grandson-in-law, Jason Hale; and 12 great-grandchildren, Brandon and Bradley Dube, Preslie and Pierce Hale, Shyann, Larry III, Ciera, Caleb, Colton, Caylin, Chayden and Katie Dockal; and numerous nieces nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Eddie Ray, Johnie Lee and Paul Dockal; wife, Nina Marie Dockal; and a granddaughter, Deborah Hale. Funeral services for Billy Joe Dockal were held on Friday, Nov. 15, at 1:00 p.m. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Gooch Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home. THE PRECEDING IS A PAID OBITUARY.
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