Reece Giles Davis, Jr. Born 2/20/1925 in Port Neches, TX to R. G. Davis Sr. and Celena Gray Davis. Mr. Davis served in the US Marine Corps during WWII where he met and married his wife, Doris Rippengale Davis, while both were stationed in El Centro, CA. They were married 52 years, at her death in 1997. He became an ordained Baptist Minister in the early 60's, serving the American Baptist Association and pastoring many churches throughout East and Southeast Texas. Bro. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, their son, Reggie Michael Davis, granddaughter, Chrissy Biddle Hickman and great grandson, Nate Hickman. Survivors include his son Reece G. Davis, III (Sharman) and daughters Gail Davis Stephens, Nancy Davis Biddle (Bobby) and Rosann Davis Wells (Joe). He had 13 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Also numerous other family and friends. Many heartfelt thanks to the staff at Silsbee Oaks Nursing Home for caring for our dad like family these past few years. Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Monday at the funeral home.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 28, 2013