Lloyd Robert Davis, age 84, passed away on the 19th of June 2011.
A native of Oklahoma, he spent his childhood in Raymondville, Texas, where he graduated from high school. After being in the Navy during the last of World War II, he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where summer cruises abroad wetted his appetite for travel. After attending the Naval Academy, he decided to obtain an engineering degree from the University of Texas and then spent many years on overseas assignments. Later in his career he worked as a consulting engineer for various companies, specializing in oil and gas in Houston.
Lloyd was a great lover of beautiful cars. He owned various models of Jaguars, Rolls Royce's and Bentley's, many of which he showed at Texas and Louisiana car meets. With friends all over the world, he spent much of his retirement years traveling. Shopping for antiques and the unusual was his passion. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Houston and various engineering and auto clubs of Texas and Louisiana.
Lloyd is survived by his life partner of 45 years, James A. Williams; his beloved nieces, Pat Lakatus and her husband, John, of Kailus, Hawaii, Emily Crossfield and her husband, Andy, of Lakeland, Florida and Genie Weiskirscher and her husband, David, of Roswell, Georgia. He is also survived by his special cousins, Jean Benner and her family, and the children of his Uncle Alan Banister; his dear friends, Linda and Robert Gough and their children of the Chicago area; and all the members of his extended family in Houston.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Colonial Oaks on Braeswood for five wonderful years of care and to the staff and nurses of Garden Terrace where he spent his final days.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until seven o'clock in the evening on Thursday, the 23rd of June, in the Drawing Room of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
The funeral service is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 24th of June, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, where the Rev. Andrew Stepp, Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in the adjacent Grand Foyer.
The interment service is to be conducted at nine o'clock in the morning on Saturday, the 25th of June, at Magnolia Cemetery, North Nellius Street in Woodville, Texas, where the Rev. Mark Tolar, of First Baptist Church, is to officiate.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in honor of Lloyd may be directed to the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 900 Portway Drive, Houston, TX, 77024; First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77004; or the charity of one's choice.
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 22, 2011