OBITUARY

Kenneth Larry Davis

October 13, 1945November 27, 2018
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Kenneth Larry Davis, was born on October 13, 1945, in Alger, Ohio, to Stella Howard and Kenneth Davis. The youngest of 11 children, his childhood was spent, working the seasonal fruit orchards of Michigan with his family. Larry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, but above all, he was a follower of Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Martha Lynn, his sisters, Nora and Geraldine; his son, Jared, wife Trisha, their daughters Bree and Gage; his daughter Jennifer Hall, husband, Randy, their children Laney, Faith, Alanna, Camden, and Justice. Two step sons also survive, Blair Jenkins and wife Jen and his daughter Ashley Scott, Jay Jenkins and wife Kathryn, and their children Madison, Sydney, and Jaxson. Many dear nieces and nephews also mourn his loss.

He was a graduate of Southern Bible College, Houston, Texas, and served many churches in Ohio and Michigan during his early ministry. In later years, he moved back to the Houston area where he worked for Humble Oil and Ford Motor Credit. And then, he met Martha! They were married on December 20, 1986, at Conroe’s First Baptist Church. The two of them continued to minister to area churches, performed on The Crighton stage, and were often invited to entertain for various organizations in the Conroe area. Larry was ordained by the Southern Baptist Convention on April 1, 2001, commissioned by the historic Anderson Baptist Church, Anderson, Texas, where he served as Pastor. Other churches in his later ministry include Forestwood Baptist, Southside Baptist, April Sound, and more recently, as Interim Pastor, FBC, Groceville.

He was a talented entertainer, and often thrilled the ladies when performing as Elvis. Gifted as an actor, his theater credits at the Crighton Theatre include starring roles in Hello Dolly, Music Man, Cheaper By the Dozen, Big River, Smoke on the Mountain, Annie, The Sound of Music and more recently, at the Owen Theater, supporting roles in Guys and Dolls, and Bye Bye Birdie. But most of all, he loved singing with Martha, hand in hand, at church. His wonderful smile and warm hugs will be sorely missed. If you so desire, please make memorial contributions to April Sound Church, FBC Groceville, or The Crighton Theatre Foundation.

Celebration services are Saturday December 1, 2018 at 11am in the April Sound Church, 67 ½ April Wind Drive S. Montgomery Texas 77356.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 1, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kenneth Larry Davis

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Melody Montez

December 3, 2018

Martha, my heart is with you right now. You and Larry are two of my favorite people. I met you both in my early 20s at the Crighton and I am so glad that I did. I was lucky enough to have Larry play my father in Smoke on the Mountain way back then and you play my mother more recently in Mama Won't Fly. What fun we have had! Both of you are the sweetest, kindest people I know and it is a privilege to know and work with you. The last few months were extra special with Larry, as I found myself ushering with him on several occasions in the last year. I even got to sit with him and watch you during one of your Savannah Sipping Society performances. What a treat! Your and Larry's kind words and unwavering support over the last twenty-something years have been much appreciated and cherished. My love to you, Martha, and to your family. I will miss his big personality, his talent, his enthusiasm, his love and support, and of course, his big hugs and kisses. I will, simply, miss Larry.

Love to you always,
Melody Dixon Montez

Jim Matthews

November 29, 2018

Jackie and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. In the years that I (Jim) worked at
Woodforest National Bank with Martha, Larry would come by the bank often and we had many,
wonderful visits. We would share our stories of various credit experiences as we both worked in the credit industry. I remember Larry performing as Elvis Presley at several parties held at the bank. He was a great Elvis. Later years after we all retired, Jackie and I always enjoyed our visits
with Larry and Martha at Luby's and later on at Cracker Barrel. We would catch up on the news of people we knew and discuss what we had been doing. Jackie and Martha both loved music and they had common grounds there. Larry and I probably talked about sports. Larry was a good, kind, Christian man and he will be greatly missed. Jackie and I pray that God grant Martha and the entire
family peace,comfort, and blessed assurances during this time of great loss.

Jaackie Marhofer and Jim Matthews

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Larry in his birthday suit..
I mean shirt!!! Lovely evening... Alexia always takes such good care of us!!!

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what a lovely way to spend an afternoon... celebrating Jay's 50th... fun time with the family... priceless!!

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Larry and some of his Southern Bible College friends... more pics to follow!

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Merry Christmas from Landry's... shrimp, stuffed flounder, and key lime pie... now we're ready for our late afternoon nap!!

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what a wonderful Christmas Eve spent with Tami and Mike... love these two!!!

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here's KK... looks like Jay is having a ball!!! or maybe he swallowed one... lol...

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31 years and counting!! Ain't love grand!!!