1931 - 2015 Billy F. (Rusty) Davis went to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 31. He passed away at Tyler County Hospital with his loving wife by his side. Mr. Davis was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Davis on October 7, 1931 in Doucette, Texas. In the fifth grade, his family moved to the Port Arthur/Groves area where he attended school. After graduation from Port Neches-Groves High School in 1950, he served as a medic in the National Guard. He also worked at the Texas Company before beginning a successful career as an insurance agent and owner of McKnight and Davis Agency. Mr. Davis was a 32nd Degree Mason and held dual membership in Groves Lodge #1315 and Myrtle Lodge. He also served as a member of the Port Neches-Groves School Board for several years. While a businessman in Groves, he was a member of the Optimists Club and the Groves Chamber of Commerce. He was also on the Board of Directors for First Bank & Trust. After retirement, he and his wife, Judy, moved to Hillister where he raised Santa Gertrudis cows and ran a tractor service. He retired once again and they moved to Wildwood on the third tee box where they just enjoyed life. Mr. Davis was an active member of the Wildwood Methodist Church. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tommy Davis. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Judy Davis; and his children, Greg Davis and wife, Patsy of Iowa City, Iowa; daughter, Kay Doucet of Groves; son, Gary Davis and wife, Lisa of Groves; daughter, Jamie Lavender and husband, Alan of Double Oak; son, Ken Davis of Austin; and Julie LaChance and husband, Gary of Austin. He is also survived by his sister, Bobbie Jean Taylor of Lufkin, and brother, James Davis of Beaumont. His pride and joy were his ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren that will miss their PawPaw greatly. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves followed by the funeral service at 12 noon conducted by Reverend Randy Carrion of Wildwood Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mr. Davis' grandsons and a nephew. They are Greg Davis, Jr., Kory Marino, Rusty Doucet, Cody Davis, Joey Johnson, Lindsey Trahan, Logan LaChance, Gary LaChance, Tommy Davis, and Alan Lavender. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to Wildwood Methodist Church or the
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Levingston Funeral Home
5601 39Th St
Groves, TX 77619
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 3, 2015