W. R. (Bob) Davis

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W. R. (Bob) Davis passed away on June 29, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Bob was born on November 16, 1937, to Myrtle Mae Davis. He attended TCU University and graduated with a degree in Journalism and History. He lived for many years in Ft. Worth, Texas, where he had a real estate business in addition to working at the Ft. Worth Star Telegram. In the mid '70s he moved to Midland, Texas, and worked at the Midland Reporter Telegram as the circulation manager. He later moved to Houston, Texas, 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/collecting after his mother and aunt and opened Mae's Antiques on W. 11th St. 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 would travel 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. He is preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Harvey and Alice; his uncle, Fred; and aunt, Minnie; and his son, Brett Layne Davis. He leaves behind three beautiful daughters, all whom were affectionately called "sugar" by their dad, Shonda Carter and her husband John of Ft. Worth, Texas, Michelle Arellano and her husband Rick of Midland, Texas, Tanya Davis Miller and her husband Gary of Midland, Texas; grandsons, John Chasteen, Jeremy Blackwell, and Jarod Davis of Ft. Worth, Texas, Billy and Gage Davis of Midland, Texas; and granddaughter, Tianti Carter of Ft. Worth, Texas; as well as numerous great-grandchildren; his cousin, Margaret Ann Riddle and her husband Russell of Lockhart, Texas. The family would also like to thank his caregiver Bobbie Byrd of Houston, Texas, for all of her caretaking and love. A memorial will be held at a later time in Houston, Texas.
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on July 4, 2014
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