Athens Review, Athens, Texas

February 13, 2013

Wanda Lee Kirk Davis


The Athens Review

Athens — ATHENS-Wanda Kirk Davis, 75, Athens passed away Feb. 11, 2013 in Houston, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Dec. 20, 1937 in Athens to the late Floyd Lee and Allie Mae Hosch Kirk. After graduating from Athens High School in 1955 as Salutatorian, she attended Mary Hardin Baylor two years.

For several years, she served as legal secretary for Justice, Justice and Kugle Law Firm in Athens before marrying O. E. Davis Dec. 12, 1959. Wanda served her Lord and Savior as a faithful church musician, Sunday School teacher and renown speaker for Womens Conferences statewide.

She was a devoted pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. “Marnie,” as she was called by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was the bond that held us all together. Her positive attitude and faith in God was our mainstay. Her children and grandchildren called her multiple times a day to hear her encouraging voice. “She can never be replaced, and we will never stop missing her.”

Wanda was preceded in death by a son Alan Kirk Davis and sister Mae Dean Johnson.

Survivors include husband Rev. O. E. Davis, daughter Sharmon Young and husband Dwayne, Waco, granddaughter Stefani Worley and husband Brandon, Colorado City, grandsons Austin Young, Waco and Rolin Davis, three great-grandsons.

Family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at Main Street Pentecostal Church, 1635 W. Main St., Gun Barrel City.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday at the church in Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Tim Weatheread, the Rev. Stephen Daywitt, the Rev. Chris Bankard, the Rev. Ray Worley and the Rev. Danny Russo officiating.

Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Young, Billy Hosch, Brandon Looney, Waylan Johnson, Alonzo Cruz and John Disotell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Jesus Name United Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 967, Colorado City, TX 79512-7243.