Don Davis

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DAVIS, Don J. DON J. DAVIS Don J. Davis, 73, of Houston, Texas died on the 29th of May 2009, at his home. Born in Atlanta, Georgia he was the only son of the late Dr. and Mrs. H.M. Davis. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta where he served as student body president and was member of Kappa Alpha Order. He went on to work as a real estate developer and later in oil and gas in Texas. While in Atlanta, he developed primarily commercial properties and apartment complexes. He was selected as realtor of the year and was awarded Young Businessman of the Year. After moving to Houston, he served as the General Partner for Ginther-Davis Interests. He also served as President of Davis-LeMaire Oil Company before founding Don J. Davis Interests, Inc. prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Houston Club, The Petroleum Club of Houston, the Galveston Yacht Club and the Houstonian. He was a member of St. John the Divine. He was also recognized for his work in the restoration and preservation of the Medical Arts Building in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his wife Donna and children Tory Davis Champion of Spartanburg, S.C. and D. Jay Davis, Jr. of Charleston, S.C. He is also survived by his four grandchildren Lindsay Elizabeth Champion, Charlotte Heath Champion, Catherine Lewis Davis, and Morgan Victoria Davis. Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family for an interment service to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 23rd of May, at Glenwood Cemetery, 2525 Washington Avenue in Houston. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests that memorial contributions in memory of Don may be directed to the , 6301 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77057, or Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston TX 77030.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 23, 2009
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