Orville "Dwayne" Boydstun

May 2, 1939July 3, 2019

ORVILLE Dwayne Boydstun, 80, Arlington, Texas, passed away July 3, 2019. Dwayne was born on May 2, 1939 in Perrin, Texas.

Service: 2 P M Tuesday, July 9, at First Baptist Church, Arlington, 300 South Center Street.

Memorials could be directed to Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his son, Travis Trent Boydstun, his parents, William Travis and Bessie Jewel Boydstun, and his sister, Bonnie Chaney.

Survivors include wife, Helen, son, Reid and wife, Blair, sister Bettye Hitchcock and husband, Bill and grandchildren Luke, Ruthie, Clara, and Bliss.

After graduating high school in Perrin, Dwayne entered Decatur Baptist College on a basketball scholarship and continued at Howard Payne University. His Master’s Degree in Administration was completed at North Texas University while coaching and teaching at Colleyville and Grapevine.

He started his business career with Metropolitan Savings and Security Savings in Dallas then entered the real estate field doing appraisals. He built homes and developed land in Arlington, North Dallas, and Southlake. In 1981 He started Spiral Pipe of Texas, a specialized sheet metal manufacturing company and was Chairman of the Board at the time of his death.

While working in these endeavors he was continuing to exhibit a passion for basketball by coaching his sons and their friends in YMCA and Boys Club, church league, and high school summer league. He served two years as president of Lamar Basketball Booster Club and the family established a scholarship fund that was active for 25 years. He still had time to cheer on the Dallas Mavericks.

Dwayne was an inactive deacon of First Baptist Church.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Orville "Dwayne" Boydstun

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Gaward Caveness

July 14, 2019

As a young boy in junior high, I moved from Dallas to a farm near Perrin and joined the Perrin HS Class of 1957. Memories from those days fill my mind:

I recall Dwayne’s mom, Bessie, and her home made pies.

Most of my classmates and I learned to swim in nearby livestock tanks.

And then there is the time when I helped Dwayne catch his prize pig that he was raising. We chased it throughout the town!

A few of the boys in the class sometimes got into mischief, particularly around Halloween, by flipping outhouses over, spreading toilet paper around town/school, and in the right season raiding watermelon patches. Occasionally some Perrin boys might have pushed a potato up the exhaust pipe of the school bus while out practicing our surveying for ag class which resulted in a late return to school for English class.

Dwayne had a great sense of humor. During a gathering in honor of our 50th HS graduation, Dwayne had the responsibility of maintaining a 250-degree temp in the pit where the brisket was cooking. When the “brisket” was brought to the kitchen for cutting, the covered pan was found to contain a scorched piece of plywood, which he had diligently cooked. He could laugh at himself too and enjoyed the prank.

Dwayne had opinions on who the winning team(s) would be during March Madness. The NCAA tournament won’t be the same without his shared wisdom.

Our friendship spanned the ages. We stayed in touch, talking regularly by phone especially in our later years. We discussed topics that ranged from Spiral Pipe of Texas, the stock market, sports, and stories about his family, particularly his grandchildren.

Dwayne was fortunate to have married an ag teacher’s daughter. Helen provided an understanding anchor for him. They made a loving team.

Dwayne will continue to be in my memories and that is a comfort.

Carol Cox

July 12, 2019

Helen and Reid,
I heard last night that Dwayne had passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories from the neighborhood years. Will keep you all in my prayers.
Carol Cox.

Wayne Smith

July 9, 2019

I met DWayne in 1981, soon after our relocation from the Maryland/Virginia area to American Bank & Trust in Oak Cliff where his residential construction/development business banked. We purchase our first home from him in Arlington and became good friends. He loved to talk basketball and how our kids were doing in their HS career. The annual 4th of July breakfast at his and Helen’s home was always great. He was a great friend and man of GOD. One day we will share more stories!💯🙏😢

Frank Aaron

July 8, 2019

To Helen and Family,
Were are so sorry we are not able to be with you and yours at this time of your sorrow. We have many happy memories of our times together when we were all much healthier and able to get around. When time and health permits we will get together and reminisce about the good ole days....
With much love and sorrow
The Aaron Family
Frank,Toni,Barry and Sharon

David Homan

July 8, 2019

We want to extend our thoughts and prayers to Reid and his family, his mother and the extended family during this time of earthly loss. Knowing he is with his Lord and Savior is a wonderful comfort but for those who are left behind it doesn’t take the feeling of loss from us. May God’s presence be especially near in the days, weeks, and months ahead as you adjust to life without him near.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.
David and Lyla Homan

Gary Boren

July 5, 2019

Dwayne was my cousin and I have fond memories of him as a child with Aunt Bessie and Uncle Snug...

May you all rest in peace till we meet again!

Gary Boren

Cheryl Hitchcock

July 4, 2019

This was my husbands Uncle he was a great man and a servant of God. He and Helen helped us a bunch. Fly high till we meet again. Deepest condolences to his family.
Marvin & Cheryl Hitchcock

Dean Farris

July 4, 2019

Mom, LouAnn and I extend our deepest condolences to Helen, Reid and family. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Much love to you all,

Dean Farris