Doyle Ralph “Popcorn” Scaife

Doyle Ralph “Popcorn” Scaife

Memorial services for Doyle Ralph “Popcorn” Scaife, 81, of Many were held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cyle Clayton officiating. Bro. Wilton Anthony and Rev. Bo Owens also delivered messages.

Doyle Ralph “Popcorn” Scaife was born on Saturday, July 22, 1939, in Many. He passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at his residence in Many with his wife by his side.He was preceded in death by his parents, Don Austin Scaife and Selma (Mains) Scaife; granddaughters, Kaitlin Ann Byles and Cassidy Brooke Price; and his brother, Dale “Pete” Scaife.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn Ann Howard Scaife of Many; daughters, Shari Annette Scaife (and Bridget) of Dallas, Texas; Kathy Lynn Scaife Byles (and Jeff) of Many; sister, Delores Geoghagan (and Robert Dale) of Many; brother, Donald Scaife (and Beth) of Many; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Doyle earned his lifelong nickname at an early age: playing football (he would get tackled and pop right back up)! Popcorn played football at Many High (All District his Junior and Senior years) and earned a scholarship to East Central Junior College in Decatur, Mississippi. After two seasons, he earned a scholarship to Northwestern State University and returned to Louisiana. After a year, Popcorn left NSU to begin working in the gulf (oilfield).

Popcorn and Evelyn Ann married June 22, 1963. By 1966, Popcorn was working for Firestone and the young couple had their first child. In 1969, Firestone transferred Popcorn to Liberia, West Africa, where he was responsible for the enormous Firestone tires on the big “Euclid” trucks that transported the iron ore from the mines to the railways to the cargo ships. Their second child was born in Bomi Hills, Liberia, West Africa in 1971. In 1973, the family returned to Many, Louisiana where Popcorn began his floor covering business. Popcorn owned and operated Toledo Center Carpet from 1973 until the time of his death.

Over the past 48 years, Popcorn was renowned in and around Sabine Parish for his community involvement (Shriners, 4-H, FFA, Booster Club, Chamber of Commerce, etc.) There are not many folks who know Doyle Scaife but most everyone around these parts knows Popcorn. With his own two daughters and then his two granddaughters, Popcorn attended many a Parish and State Fair for his girls to show livestock. In true Louisiana fashion, Popcorn was a die-hard LSU fan! His floor covering business was a shrine to all things LSU – from a purple and gold recliner to championship posters as well as many other LSU themed items.

In lieu of flowers, and in accordance with Popcorn’s generosity, please donate to your favorite charity in his name. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com.

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