Athens Review, Athens, Texas


March 4, 2014

Jerry Davis

Athens — Athens – Funeral services for Jerry Davis, 70, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, Texas with Bro. Gene Bishop officiating.  A private family burial will take place at a later time.

Mr. Davis passed from this life on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Athens, Texas.

Jerry Davis was born May 26, 1943, in Athens, Texas to James Newburn Davis and Delia Francis Tolbert Davis.  Jerry married the love of his life Roberta Richardson Davis in 1965.  He soon started his career in the Oil Business as a Rig Superintendent for Santa Fe Drilling Company moving the family to Scotland in 1970 and later working in Japan, Egypt, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore, Greece and the Philippines for Dixie Lynn Oil Field Company.  He was an avid outdoorsman, rancher and farmer who loved fishing and his dog Trixie.  Jerry was a Baptist and a loving, caring family man who will be greatly missed by all he knew. 

Mr. Davis is preceded in passing by his parents.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Roberta Davis of Athens, Texas; his children, Clay Davis and wife Christal of Frisco, Texas, Clint Davis and Sheila Durden of Athens, Texas, Amy Sherrell and husband Billy of New York, Texas; three brothers, Mark Davis and wife Ruby of Cross Roads, Texas, Nathan Davis and wife Mary Ann of Athens, Texas, Dan Davis and wife Barbara of Athens, Texas;  one sister, Cathy Bishop and husband Gene of Cross Roads, Texas; ten grandchildren, Deven Davis, Taylor Davis, Chase Davis, Brandon Davis, Hunter Davis, Sarah Davis, Amanda Sharp, Haley Durden, Adam Logan, Laci Logan, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Serving as Pallbearers will be Deven Davis, Taylor Davis, Chase Davis, Brandon Davis, Hunter Davis and Adam Logan.  Honorary pallbearers will be Sarah Davis, Amanda Sharp, Haley Durden and Laci Logan

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5-7:00 P.M. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens. 

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made to:

Shady Oaks Baptist Church Building Fund

9536 F.M. 59 Athens, TX 75751

 Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Family in Athens, TX.

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