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W.R. Davis Obituary
W.R. "Bob" Davis passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Houston. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Stardust Antique Mall/Houston Heights in Houston. Bob was born on Nov. 16, 1937, to Myrtle Mae Davis. He attended Texas Christian University and graduated with a degree in journalism and history. He lived for many years in Fort Worth, where he had a real estate business in addition to working at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In the mid-1970s he moved to Midland and worked at the Midland Reporter Telegram as the circulation manager. He later moved to Houston, where he worked at the Houston Chronicle while attending the University of Houston and obtained a master's degree in education. He then taught special education at Stovall Junior High School in the Aldine school district until his retirement at the age of 70. Bob loved spending time with his family and was a hard-working, wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid reader, enjoyed watching movies and sports, and in his spare time he took up antiquing and collecting after his mother and aunt and opened Mae's Antiques on West 11th Street in the Heights District in Houston. He loved traveling and shopping for antiques, as well as collecting them. He also loved camping and lying under the beautiful Texas starlit night sky. He loved casino games and went to Louisiana whenever he could get a chance. He had a wonderful laugh that was always heard after telling a joke or story or just listening as someone shared a joke or story with him. The family would also like to thank his caregiver, Bobbie Byrd of Houston, for all her caretaking and love. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Harvey and Alice; uncle, Fred and aunt, Minnie; and son, Brett Layne Davis. Survivors: He leaves behind his wife, Yolanda Garza Davis of Houston; his beautiful daughters, all whom were affectionately called "sugar" by their dad, Shonda Carter and her husband, John, of Fort Worth, Michelle Arellano and her husband, Rick, of Midland and Tanya Davis Miller and her husband, Gary, of Midland; grandsons, John Chasteen, Jeremy Blackwell and Jarod Davis of Fort Worth and Billy and Gage Davis of Midland; granddaughter, Tianti Carter of Fort Worth; numerous great-grandchildren; and cousin, Margaret Ann Riddle and her husband, Russell, of Lockhart.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 25, 2014
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