Services for Ryan Brown Davis, age 24, of Nacogdoches will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches, with Dr. Bill Gandin officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Ryan joined our Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Nacogdoches. He was born Aug. 30, 1989, in Nacogdoches to Skeeter and Carolyn Boudro Davis. Ryan, a member of the National Honor Society, graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 2008 where he was actively involved in Key Club, soccer, track and cross-country. Church held a special place in Ryan's heart and he loved Jud, the youth leader, hanging out with the youth and keeping everyone entertained. His smile lit up the room, no matter where he went. Becoming a Sea Aggie was at the helm of Ryan's nautical pursuits. At the time of his accident, Ryan was studying marine transportation with the goal of becoming a ship's captain. He was an active member of the Texas Maritime Academy at Texas A&M Galveston. Ryan would have graduated this past August. Water was a huge part of Ryan's life â€" he loved swimming in the Frio and skim boarding at the beach. Dancing at Garner State Park, or anywhere, was a preferred activity. Music played a significant part in Ryan's life â€" he loved Jimmy Buffet, The Beatles and Bob Marley and knew all the words to mom and dad's oldies. Team Ryan and the Aggie Nation played a significant role in the Davis family journey the last 34 months. May blessings be bountiful to the many who provided prayer and cards, love, care, food, therapy and medical attention. From the prayer vigil and fundraiser, to the community-wide churches offering prayers and prayer blankets, the family has been sustained. Financial help from the whole community helped to purchase medical equipment and the van for transporting Ryan. It is these gifts of love that made the difference. Survivors include his parents, Skeeter and Carolyn; and brother, Scott; aunt and uncle, Margaret and Jay Hairston and cousins, Dixie and Davis, all of League City; aunt and uncle, Susan and Todd Oubre of Dayton and cousin, Matthew, also of Dayton; uncle, Doug Davis of Dayton and cousins, Kelli Davis, of Humble and Ric Davis of Lake Charles, La. His paternal grandparents, Doug and Patsy Davis; maternal grandparents, Bruntze and Lorine Boudro, and uncle, Linn Boudro, greeted Ryan in heaven. Ryan leaves behind many beloved family members and friends. Pallbearers are Anthony Scott, Jud McLeod, Matt Wallace, Todd Mays, Wayne Goodwin and Ty Marmon. Honorary pallbearers are Armando Sanchez, Bernard Livingston, David Lucena, James Harkness, Jimmy Griffin, Lee Brewer, Tim Brewer and Tommy McAninch. The family wants to direct memorial gifts to Breast Cancer
Awareness and First United Methodist Church. Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.