Danny Lee Davis, 67, retired Goodyear district sales manager known for his broad smile and generous heart, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at a Houston hospital.|
The longtime faith ministry volunteer and avid photographer will be memorialized at a life celebration service set for Sunday, July 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home. Graveside services are set for Monday, July 14, at 9:30 a.m. at Forest Park Lawndale.
Davis was born Sept. 1, 1946 in Alexandria, La., and grew up in Port Neches, Tx. He moved to Houston 47 years ago, transferring with Goodyear.
His retirement years were devoted to service to others. Davis was known for his good-natured chauffeuring of friends and family undergoing medical treatment. He was also known for his smile and genuine warmth. He was a friendly encourager, passionate about helping people grow. He was also a marksman and photographer who enjoyed teaching his hobbies to others.
Davis was singing bass in Houston's First Baptist Church choir when a perky blonde caught his eye in 1994. He courted Cindy for five years before their wedding at the church. He quickly nicknamed her "Sweetie Peatie" and sent roses every week of their marriage.
The couple was known for their compassionate ministry in Bible Study Fellowship and Divorce Care. He shepherded so many to a closer walk with God.
"He just didn't know any strangers," said Tony Lampkin, BSF leader and friend. "And I know, where he is now, he knows no strangers."
Davis is survived by his wife, Cindy, and a host of friends and family.
Published in Houston Chronicle on July 13, 2014