Judson Doan, Jr.
SAN BENITO, TX-
Allen Judson Doan, Jr. 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Solara Hospital in McAllen, TX.
Mr. Doan was born on July 21, 1930, in San Benito, the only son of Amelia and Allen Doan, Sr., whose family also included four daughters, all of whom doted on their brother.
Mr. Doan graduated from San Benito High School in 1950. He was a lifelong devoted fan of the school's athletic teams, eventually becoming known as "Mr. Greyhound". Over the years Mr. Doan kept a detailed record of Valley football statistics, becoming an expert source for all things Greyhound. He faithfully followed his favorite teams, especially the Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians, Dallas Cowboys, and later the Houston Texans. He was seldom seen without his transistor radio and television set, always tuned to his special sports and talk shows.
Mr. Doan served his country honorably during the Korean Conflict
before settling into a career in the moving and storage business. He worked for many years for his father at Doan's Transfer and Storage Company in Harlingen, Texas and later at similar businesses.
Mr. Doan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry Allen Doan and Almina Louisa Doan; his maternal grandmother Guadalupe Cavazos, and his parents Allen Judson Doan, Sr., and Amelia Trevino Doan.
He is survived by his four sisters, Elizabeth Doan Owen McAdams of Austin, Jeanette Doan Horton of Harlingen, Mina Doan Porter of Montgomery and Diantha Doan Gray of Round Rock. He was a true brother to his sister' husbands: the late Charles B. Owen, the late Elwood G. McAdams, William A. Horton, Wayne K. Porter and Lonnie Gray. He also leaves 10 nieces and nephews.
He The family will welcome visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at San Benito Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014 at San Benito Funeral Home with Rev. Melissa S. Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park.
You may send your condolences to the Doan family online to:www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Hwy 77, San Benito, TX 78586 (956) 361-9192.