OBITUARY

Mark Wesley Davis

November 12, 1950December 2, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

Mark Wesley Davis died on December 2, 2018. He was born November 12, 1950 in Kokomo, Indiana and moved to Houston with his father and mother, D.J. and Mary, at age four. In 1957 the Davis family relocated to Baytown where D.J. and Mary pastored First Church of God.

Mark attended Travis, Bowie and Austin elementary schools. He played Little League baseball on the East league Cardinals. He hit a grand slam homerun. Mark was an All-star. He played running back and returned kicks for the Cedar Bayou Junior High football Bears.

Following Mark's senior year at Ross S. Sterling High school, the family returned to Kokomo. Mark enlisted in the Army National Guard and began a working career in machine trades. In 1990 Mark transitioned his skillset to the Baytown area petrochemical industry. A series of illnesses resulted in his disability retirement in 2008.

Mark was a Houston Rockets fan. He enjoyed early 20th century American history and novels of the American wild west. Of his many interests, most of all, Mark loved his only child, Amanda Pauline Davis, who will celebrate her 23rd birthday after this year’s Christmas.

Mark’s father, Rev. D.J. Davis, died in 1998, but his mother, Mary Elizabeth Davis , 89, now resides in Baytown. His youngest sibling, Stacy Strakowski, and her husband Steve live in Austin. Mark's brother, Tad, is a Baytownian. Nephews, Lucas and Andrew Strakowski, live in Cincinnati. Mark’s nieces, Faith Davis-Vasquez and Elena Fink, are local residents.

Services

  • Mark Wesley Davis Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Mark Wesley Davis Saturday, December 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mark Wesley Davis

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Dana Steinfeld

December 8, 2018

I could write for days to record all of Mark and my memories. He was my best friend from his birth only 10 months after me. We could always talk and be honest and share thoughts only said to each other. No matter the miles that sometimes separated us..we were always in each others thoughts and hearts. My favorite memory (that we always laughed about) was Mark teaching me to drive a stick shift car and him patiently hopping around Howard County until I mastered it! I commented at the end how wonderful that he allowed me to "abuse" his car to learn...he said...oh that is ok...it's Big A's car! We laughed till we cried. Peace be with you in heaven my wonderful cousin. I miss you so greatly.

Stacy Strakowski

December 7, 2018

My oldest brother, always my protector. Mark picked me up and carried me home. I was in first grade and decided to walk home from school. It took longer and was longer than I thought! He rescued me though. I can still see him coming towards me on the sidewalk.

In recent times, we chatted about Longhorn football, ND football, well, football. He was always happy to see me, his little Sis, Love you, my brother.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY