Morris (Dave) Shelton Davis, 93, of Midland, Texas passed away on April 13, 2014. Morris was born in Walters, Oklahoma on January 27, 1921. He graduated from Walters High School and later in life received his Barber's license. Morris was married to Lura Inez Hale on February 23, 1952; they were married for 62 years. Morris worked for Mobile Oil until the late 50's when he decided to leave the oilfield and pursue barbering. He and his family settled in Midland in 1965. He later owned the Village Barber Shop. He enjoyed RV'ing, fishing, and growing pecans. He was also actively involved in Chapter 172 of the Holiday Ramblers, Midland Pecan Growers Association, and the Lion's Club. He was a long time member of Cotton Flat Baptist Church. Morris was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Simpson and Joyce Rhines, and by his brother, Bryce Davis. Morris is survived by his wife, Lura Davis of Midland, Texas; daughters, Toniya Tennison and her husband L.B. Tennison, Jr. of Odessa, Texas, and Kathryn Billington and her husband Randy Billington of Midland, Texas; and grandchildren, Shea Tennison and his wife Danna of Odessa, Debbie Meurer and her husband Wayne of Odessa, Lucas Chandler of Seagraves, Texas, Bobby Billington and his wife Amy of Midland, Texas, Tony Billington of Midland, Texas, Tabitha Haussecker of Midland and Kyle Billington of Midland, Texas. He is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Cotton Flat Baptist Church, with Rick Holeman, Tommy Davis and Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven North cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Cotton Flat Baptist Church of Midland. The family of Morris Shelton Davis wishes to thank Janie's Gentle Touch - Janie, Letty, Helen, Josie, and Aida. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Apr. 15, 2014