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Daniel Lewis Davis

October 10, 1939July 30, 2018
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Daniel L Davis went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, July 30, 2018. He was born October 10, 1939 in Dallas, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father, Cleved Lewis Davis, Mother, Lila Lane Davis, Step Mother, Mazie Barton Davis and Brother, Durward Hoyt Davis.. He is survived by his wife, Pat, his high school sweetheart of 58 years, his son, Douglas Lee Davis and wife Angel, daughter, Dianna Davis Kalandros, husband Steve. Three granddaughters: Amanda Davis, Deanna Davis and Dio Davis and his nephew Dustin Davis. Daniel graduated with a B.S. from U.T Arlington while awarded a co-operative scholarship with Chance Vaught Aircraft and was later awarded a N.D.E.A. fellowship to Auburn University where he completed his M.S. After working for Exxon, an independent oil trader, he went on to form his Own company. Daniel also served in the Texas National Guard and did active duty with the United States Army. Daniel enjoyed several hobbies but bass fishing was his first love and what brought He and Pat to retire in Walden on Lake Conroe. Daniel was very community minded and always found a need to contribute. He served as a volunteer fireman with the Champions Area Fire Department. In Walden, he was a director on the HOA Board, a director on the MUD 8 board And was instrumental in obtaining a grant to establish WEMAT (Walden Emergency Management Action Team). He was awarded Citizen of the Year in 2004. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Walden Community Church on Saturday, August 25, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that contributions can be made to the Conroe VFW. The family would like to the thank Melissa Pechianu and her staff at Royal Palms Senior Care in Conroe and Hospice Plus for the care of Daniel.

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Biography

Sunshine, my four legged fish finder (Move over Lowrance)...By Dan Davis 2004

Sunshine is our 27 pound Boston Terrier who is rapidly approaching 12 years old. She has been my fishing buddy for about 11 years and it is truly a passion for her. She has learned Spring and Fall are the best times to catch fish and she is on my heels wanting to go almost every morning except when it’s raining. She doesn’t like to fish in the rain. Come to think of it, neither do I. So it works out for both of us. On the other hand, if it’s not raining and we haven’t been fishing for a few days, she’s been known to go to the garage door (boats in the garage) and whine. Clearly, she wants to go fishing. Her responsibility during boat launch is to run all the crows, ducks, buzzards, herons, and other wild life off so we can launch the boat and she does this with unbridled enthusiasm. About the time she has finished this chore, the boat is launched and ready. One last pass around the area and into the boat. Her look says, ok Dad, let’s do it. Boston Terriers swim like a rock. Long ago, we taught her to ride under the console instead of on deck while underway. As soon as the motor starts and we start moving, she heads for her place and we’re on the way. When we slow down to idle, she’s out and on the deck ready to fish. Sunshine is picky about the baits we use. She prefers crank baits because she can see the rod move and anticipates a fish on each cast. Some of these crank baits are large and she sometimes mistakes them as small fish and really gets excited. On the other hand, if there’s no crank bait, she’s perfectly happy to use anything else which catches fish.
In addition to one crank bait rig, we usually have three worm rods on deck with three different worms. Usually the same worm in three different colors until we can find one that works consistently. I always thought dogs were color blind. Somehow, Sunshine can distinguish colors and clearly has a preference. She will get right next to the worm she likes and paw it until I pick it up and start whining and looking at me until I set the hook. Her normal position is right behind me next to the pole seat. She watches the rod and line in the water waiting, not so patiently, for me to catch a fish. Occasionally giving me this “where’s the fish look”. Woe unto me when I miss a strike. Double woe when I lose one at the boat. Boy, do I get a dirty look and sometimes a bark or two. If we are fishing along and Sunshine lays down behind me, it’s probably time to move to another spot. If she abandons me and goes back and lays under the console, it’s past time to move on. If we stop and she gets up on deck and in a minute or two goes back to her spot under the console, I’m simply wasting my time practicing. I have learned the hard way not to ignore her actions. This has happened so many times, it can’t be just coincidence. Move over Lowrance, Sunshine is taking over your job. As I write this, Sunshine is in the chair behind me waiting for me to get off the computer and hoping we’ll go fishing. Somebody’s got to teach these fish a lesson so guess we’ll have to do it.