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Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Jared W. Davis Jr.

November 27, 1924December 17, 2012
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JARED WILLIAMS DAVIS, JR of Buckingham Retirement Home, Houston, went to be with his Lord on Dec. 17, 2012. Mr. Davis was born Nov 27, 1924, son of the late Nora and Jared Williams Davis of Belleville, IL. He had one sister, Dorothy, who predeceased him. On Feb 9, 1946, he married Phyllis Beth Chumbley in the First Methodist Church, Champaign, Illinois. A marriage lasting 66 years until his death. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Davis; and their children Barbara Davis Branstetter and husband, Miles (Skip), of Deer Park, Tx.; Dr. Kent Davis and wife Robin and 3 grandchildren Hannah, Jack, and Olivia Davis of Houston. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Jeanette Buys and husband Clif, of Charlottesville, VA and nieces. Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Illinois in 1946 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity and was a member of Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma and Sigma Tau honorary engineering fraternity. He lettered in Tennis at the University of Illinois, commissioned in the U.S. Navy Reserve in Chicago, and was employed by Shell Oil Co. in Houston, TX until his retirement in 1989. After his retirement from Shell, he continued his long interest in sports by sailing in the Gulf of Mexico and golfing at Wintergreen Resort in VA. Mr. Davis was a Deacon in Second Baptist Church, Houston and an active member of his Sunday school class. A visitation with the family will be at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, on Friday, December, 21, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Second Baptist Church of Houston, 6400 Woodway, on Saturday, December 22, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 21, 2012

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Ann Hartman Stolte

December 22, 2012

My parents and Mr. and Mrs. Davis were vast friends and their family is entwined with my early memories of growing up on Washington Place in Edwardsville, IL. Mr. Davis also helped me get my first job out of college with Shell Oil Company and taught me about sailing in Houston, TX. He was a kind, gentle soul. I am so sorry for your loss.

Pam Mason

December 21, 2012

My condolences and prayers to his family during this time of grief. What a wonderful journey of pictures of Mr. Davis and his loved ones. From my friendship with sweet Barb, I know he raised a wonderful family with great values and kindness throughout because she is a great friend and a great daughter. He will truly be missed.

Tracy & Charles Rosenbach

December 21, 2012

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Phyllis, Barbara & Skip and Kent & Robin and family on the loss of their husband and dad. We had the privilege of getting to know Jerry and family while on an Alaskan cruise. We have continued the friendhship with the family for many years since the trip. Jerry was a very special person. He had a wonderful outlook on life and a great love for his family. He was a true gentleman. He will be sorely missed. God bless Jerry and his family.

Maggie Rivers

December 20, 2012

My condolences to the Davis family. What a fine example of true love that Mr. Davis set for his family concerning marriage vows to his loving wife. May the family cherish the fond memories of Mr. Davis.

Eric Leonard

December 20, 2012

Barbara, thank you for sharing the photos. So many smiles; so much love! Please know that you and your family are in our hearts and minds. You are certainly in my prayers. Celebrate your father's life!

December 20, 2012

We will always remember your father from their days in Waynesboro. He was a man of much wisdom which he shared frequently.A very godly man. Hugh & Louise Wood

Caroline Williams

December 20, 2012

Mr. Davis was a wonderful patient of mine and I will miss him and his sweet smile. God's blessings to his entire family that will miss him here on earth, but know that he is in our Heavenly home.

December 20, 2012

To the family of Jared Davis, Jr., I'm so sorry to read about your loss. My condolences go out to each and every one of you. May the “God of all comfort” console you during this difficult time and may you find much hope and additional comfort in his Word.

Linda Carlson

December 20, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a sweet man and I will miss him and his stories. Wednesdays will not be the same without him in computer class at the Buckingham. Sincerely

Allen and Carolyn Surber

December 20, 2012

One did not have to be around Jerry long to realize he was of the highest of character, a devoted family man, and faithful Christian. We will remember our insightful and enjoyable time together.

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