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Otakar Julius
"O. J. "Doubek


O. J. Doubek's Texas Service Station


Service Given By Doubek Has Built Business

The business story of O. J. Doubek is one that might almost be labeled “Local boy makes good.” Since he first came to Matagorda County in 1892 Mr. Doubek has been in business of one kind or another which has kept him in contact with the public and has given him a wide variety of experience which has enabled him to built one of the largest and most efficient businesses of its kind in the entire South Texas district.

When he first came to this county Mr. Doubek started in business in Hawkinsville where he operated a general merchandise store for eight years. He came to Bay City in 1900 and entered the grain business but remained in that line but a few months until he joined with V. L. LeTulle and Henry Rugeley in organizing the LeTulle Mercantile Company in 1901. He remained a member of this firm until 1907 when he, with Frank Hawkins, E. J. Kilbride and V. H. Doubek formed Doubek and Hawkins, Inc. a hardware and implement concern with which he remained until 1915 when he withdrew and moved to Houston where he entered the oil business.

Mr. Doubek, during his years in the oil game established a wide circle of acquaintances and friends as well as securing varied and valuable experience. Returning to Bay City in 1928 he took over the Texaco Service Station which at that time was small and doing a correspondingly small volume of business.

With his past experience and knowledge gained in his previous business ventures, Mr. Doubek has built his station up to a point where he leads the entire Southern District of his company in sales and service, passing many older and more established stations to head the list of hundreds of stations in this district.

His years of business service to the people of this county have given him not only a wide circle of friends but has also taught him what they want in the way of service. It is this service which he gives them and in the giving he has made still more friends. The result being that his business has grown steadily and rapidly and is still growing. Quality products coupled with his own particular brand of service and courtesy have proven their efficacy.

Nearly all of his staff of employees have been with him since the time he took over the station and they are all trained in their particular line of work and follow out Mr. Doubek’s ideas of service and courtesy at all times.

This staff consists of Eugene Luna, assistant manager, Ewel Head, night manager, Richard Mallard, front man; Mrs. Eunice Rutherford cashier and bookkeeper; and Ned Austin, Marcos Robbins and Eddie Austin, porters.

A stop at Mr. Doubek’s up-to-date and modern Texaco Service Station where they feature the Texaco Certified Lubrication, but also render every kind of service necessary for the proper care of the automobile will convince anyone not already acquainted with Mr. Doubek and his station that he really renders service par excellence and offers quality products.

Matagorda County Tribune, Century of Progress Edition, August 26, 1937

Funeral Services For O. J. Doubek Held Today 3:30

Funeral services for O. J. Doubek, 78 years, 11 months, were held today from Taylor Bros. Funeral Home at 3;30 p. m. Mr. Doubek passed away Thursday morning about 11:30 in a Houston hospital, following an illness of short duration.

Mr. Doubek, who had lived in Bay City and Matagorda county the major portion of his nearly 77 years, was at the time of his death operator of the Texaco Station on the square. He was a member of the Christian Science Church, and the W. O. W. Lodge.

Reverend Luke Bolin officiated at the services and interment was in Cedarvale cemetery. Active pallbearers were Linden Barrett, Layton Moore, Raymond Cookenboo, Henry Rugeley, Ted Doubek and E. J. Nedbalek.

Mr. Doubek is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sue [Rugeley] Doubek of Bay City; one daughter, Mrs. Taylor M. Gainer of Austin; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. F. R. Moore of Houston and Mrs. Olga Moore of Bay City and one brother, V. H. Doubek of Bay City.

Daily Tribune, Friday, August 12, 1949


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