Howard Dewey Davis, 92, was born May 3, 1925, to Ed and Dollie Stephens Davis in Wolfe City, Texas. He attended China Grove Elementary and graduated from Wolfe City High School. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Howard married Frances Marie Ricketts on Dec. 21, 1947, and was the loving father of three boys, Timothy Bryan, Steven Dwight, and Michael Lee. He was a lifelong farmer and rancher.
In addition to being a loyal employee of the U.S. Postal Service, he also served on the Mt. Carmel Cemetery Board for more than 60 years, the Wolfe City School Board, the Wolfe City Riding Club, and the Hickory Creek Water Board. Howard accepted Christ as a young boy at Spring Creek Church and later became a member of First Baptist Church of Wolfe City.
He is survived by wife Frances; sons Timmy Davis and wife Molly and Steve Davis and wife Becky; grandchildren Jennifer Reed, Jill Woodruff, Jake Davis, Heath Davis, Diana Hester, Jamie Humbarger, Jackie Lankford, Boly Mooney, and John Mooney; and great-grandchildren Chase, Abby, Taylor, Kinsly, Blayke, Kassi, Braylon, Gage, Kate, Henleigh, HD, Cade, Cullen, Logan, Cash, Gabe, Truitt, Jude, Tony, and Austin.
He was preceded in death by son Michael Lee Davis, parents, sisters Mary Lillard Howard and Winnie Davis, and great-granddaughter Leddy Dell Davis.
The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church in Wolfe City at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, with Bro. Tim Hearn conducting the service. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge.
Published on July 20, 2017