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Doyle Cobler

Doyle Cobler’s rodeo career began in 1943 as a calf roper, however steer wrestling soon became his favorite and he competed professionally as a steer wrestler for the next 25 years. During his rodeo career, he also worked for Harry Knight, Stock Contractor. Doyle married the love of his life in 1947, Frances LaJuana and together they traveled the United States during his rodeo career. They had tow sons, Phillip Doyle and Garry Lee, both born in Ft. Worth.

Doyle was an original member of the Cowboy Turtle’s Association, which later became the PRCA.

In 2001 Doyle was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, for both Steer Wrestling and Calf Roping.

Doyle worked for JH Rose and ran his ranching and racehorse operations in Navasota, Leakey and Huntsville, Texas and Honda, New Mexico. Doyle trained and bred racehorses such as the Reprobate, Coming Easy and Will Be Easy. He settled in Madisonville, Texas and began to sell farm equipment and offered hauling services with his big truck.

He was a true friend, businessman, agricultural expert, family man and mentor, but mostly he was a Cowboy, in every sense of the word. As they say in Cheyenne, “Let’s go, Let’s show, Let’s Rodeo!”