February 2, 1926 – February 23, 2016
SAINT JO – R.D. Davis, 90, died Feb. 23, 2016.
A funeral service was at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at the First United Methodist Church of Saint Jo with the Reverend Larry Coleman and Sonny Cole presiding. Interment followed at Mountain Park Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
He was born Feb. 2, 1926 to Will Herman Davis and Sarah Della Cook Davis. He grew up on a farm near Capps Corner and attended Cottonwood School.
Davis went to work in the oil field, a career that lasted until his retirement from Galloway Oil in 1990. He served in the Navy during World War II on the transport ship the U.S.S Neville. He married Isla Jo (Sis) Martin on Oct. 16, 1956.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife and sister, Mirtie Davis Ivins.
He is survived by his son, Kelly Davis, Muenster; daughter, Nancy Schoppa, Saint Jo and Jill Dlott, Plano; 15 grandchildren; sister, Shirley Davis Wisdom and a brother-in-law.
Memorials may be sent to the Saint Jo ISD Educational Foundation or Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department and EMS.