Delbert McDougal

January 29, 1937 - November 10, 2023
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
6025 82nd Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
Tuesday 11/14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Lubbock
2201 Broadway St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
8067470281 | Map
Wednesday 11/15, 2:00 pm

It is said the measure of a man is whether he left things better than he found them. Delbert McDougal certainly left Lubbock a better place than he found it. Delbert was born on January 29, 1937, at his family home in Smyer, Texas, to Chester L. and Alda Raye McDougal. Delbert learned hard workContinue Reading

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Tidwell Family--Mark & Donna,/Brent & Terry left a message on November 14, 2023:
R. Averitt left a message on January 19, 2024:
Lubbock is a better place without this terrible man. RIP
Anonymous left a message on November 17, 2023:
In memory of all the greatness you did for your family and community!
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David Sprawls left a message on November 16, 2023:
Dear McDougal Family: It is with our greatest sympathies hearing of the passing of Delbert. His legacy is Lubbock, but mostly his legacy is you! God loves him and y’all as a big beautiful family. I know many Lubbock people that have been blessed by Delbert for building all his life in Lubbock and his friends and family. May God’s riches transform your grief into celebration of His loving kindness and glory. God Bless Y’all!!
Jimmy Garcia left a message on November 15, 2023:
My deepest condolences to the McDougal family. A great man has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior. Delbert and the McDougal family helped mold me into the man I am today and for that I am grateful. All of you are in our prayers.
Mindy Hutchison left a message on November 15, 2023:
Thinking and praying for all the family during this time. Delbert always made me smile and laugh. I'm so honored to have met him.
Bess Haley left a message on November 14, 2023:
Delbert and Carolyn McDougal are among Lubbock's most significant visionaries. When I moved to Lubbock in 1981, I loved Texas Tech and the City of Lubbock. However, I was surprised by the run-down section of Lubbock just north of the campus. I was really impressed when I heard that Delbert McDougal was going to completely rejuvenate the this run-down section of the city; however, I did not see how the McDougals were going to manage such a large project. Suddenly, the transition began to take place, and everyone was astonished. I am sure there were many challenges along the way, but Delbert and Carolyn worked diligently day and night to relocate residents and start new concepts of what a downtown neighborhood bordering a major university should be like. The transition was magnificent, and my great nephew, a TTU Junior, now lives in one of the apartment complexes north of the campus. He looks out his apartment window at the beautiful Texas Tech campus and can easily walk to his engineering classes. All of us have benefitted from the vision of Delbert and Carolyn McDougal, and we are grateful for their dedication to make our city a better, safer, and more progressive place. We will all miss Delbert, but he will always be a model for us on how a great vision and hard work can transform our world. The sculpture of Delbert and Carolyn serves as an inspiration that we can achieve what we believe when we are willing to support those goals with hard work and determination. I send my condolences to the McDougal family and express appreciation to the McDougals for teaching us how to bring our dreams into reality. Thank you, Bess Haley
Donald Hunt left a message on November 13, 2023:
It was always a treat to see them at Market Street. It was a pleasure to serve them, visit with them, and share a laugh or two. He will be missed.
Tommy Jordan left a message on November 13, 2023:
Carolyn, mine and Vickie’s thoughts and prayers are with you, Marc, Mike and their families during this time. We all know he is in a much better place today. Love Tommy & Vickie.
Larry Maynard left a message on November 13, 2023:
Carolyn, Mike and Marc….you have my deepest condolences 💐 for your loss. Delbert was a good and kind and professional man, he was always very kind and courteous to me for the many years I worked for McDougal Companies. It is a huge loss to Lubbock, Texas. Please know my heart and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Larry
Chet & Melinda Pharies and the Carpet Tech family left a message on November 13, 2023:
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Florist's Choice Bouquet was purchased for the family of Delbert McDougal by Chet & Melinda Pharies and the Carpet Tech family. Send Flowers
Clara Dell Glenn (Jordan) left a message on November 12, 2023:
Well it seams like yesterday we were all having lunch at Grandads and Grandmas in Smyer then going with Delbert to his house just down the road to feed the goldfish in the pond out back of their house ! Thankfully God leaves us memories when he takes the ones we love ! Delbert you will be missed and Carolyn , Mark , and Mike you and your families will be in our prayers ! Clara Dell and Royce Glenn
Sherry Wall left a message on November 12, 2023:
Sending my sincere condolences to the McDougal family. I first met Delbert and Caroline in early 70s when they were first starting at an apartment industry. I had the privilege of working with Delbert and Carolyn as a property manager. Delbert was always kind and considerate to me even after I moved to Dallas. Although I didn't see them as often as I would like; I consider them both dear friends and mentors. Thinking of McDougal family and sending prayers for peace and comfort.
Valeta and Dick Bailey left a message on November 12, 2023:
Delbert, Carolyn, and I have been friends for 71 years and we added Dick over 66 years ago. Delbert's sense of humor would bear a little watching, to see if he was smiling a little crooked smile while he teased you, but it was never mean. Besides loving his family, the thing he knew how to do best was work. I will miss my friend from this earth, but plan to see him again someday. Prayers and condolences for those who loved him.
Thresa Cummings left a message on November 11, 2023:
Delbert thank you for so many fun memories! One of my favorite is making punch for soooo many gatherings at church! We had lots of laughs mashing those darn bananas. I loved your smirk and honary sense of humor. I loved that we both loved Christmas decorations so much. I will forever be thankful and grateful for all you did for me and Ronnie in tough times. Thankful your in the presence of Our Jesus, and as someone said probable redeveloping heaven ❤️
Donna Smith left a message on November 11, 2023:
Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. Remembering a wonderful man who was a Son, Husband, Father, Businessman and friend to many people. He will truly be missed! Your Visiting Angels Team!
Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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