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Jerry A. Davis

February 20, 1935December 24, 2020
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Iowa Park - Jerry Allen Davis, 85, of Iowa Park went to meet his lord on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Jerry was born on February 20, 1935 in Haskell County to the late Raymond and Lillie Davis. He was raised in a large, happy Christian family on a farm and joined the Haskell baptist church at an early age. He graduated from Paint Creek High School in 1953. As a young man he enjoyed making music with his band until he met the love of his life, Nancy Lee Becker. The two were married on September 7, 1956. The couple was blessed with a wonderful family who spent time living in Abilene, Midland, and Dallas before settling in Iowa Park and Wichita Falls. Jerry was born with the gift of gab and never met a stranger making him the perfect salesman. He spent 20 years as a milk salesman with Gandy and Oak Farms before switching to beer and liquor sales for the last 38 years of his career. In his free time, Jerry enjoyed golfing, bowling, spending time with family, and volunteering at Hospice of Wichita Falls. He is a member of the United Methodist Church of Iowa Park. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Suzanne Berend; his brother, Boyd Davis; and his sisters, Reatha Regeon and Frankie Boase. Jerry is survived by his wife Nancy; son Jamey; son Randy and wife Donna, son-in-law Donnie Berend, all of Iowa Park; grandchildren Jared Davis and wife Carmen of Iowa Park; Ashley Davis of Dallas; Christopher and Janci Berend of Iowa Park; great grandsons Cooper and Jaxon Davis; great granddaughter Rose Shaw, all of Iowa Park; brother Taylor Davis of Lake Coleman; sister Johnnie Lytle of Midland; sisters-in-law Banna Davis of Hobbs, NM, Jean Dunnam of Haskell, and Kay Ziebart of Lubbock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park followed by a burial service at Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Dutton Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls or to a charity of their choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 2, 2021

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David Stark

January 4, 2021

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. You are both wonderful people who will always hold a special place in my heart. You were both there for me when I opened my store in Gainesville to help me get it stocked and you were the only supplier’s at my retirement. Jerry was more than a sales rep to me, he was my friend. Please know that I’m here if ever I can do anything for you. You are in my prayers., Dave Stark.

Valerie Schenewerk

January 3, 2021

Many condolences, Nancy and family. Frank and I are so sorry to hear this sad news; MIL Joyce Lunsford just found out today and let us know. It's been many years (mid- to late-70s) since you and I worked together at Sears, but I remember Jerry very well and could still vividly recall his open and laughing face—he always seemed so happy and glad to be where he was when he'd come by to see you at work. I looked at all the wonderful photos you put on this site and it's obvious Jerry just loved his family, friends and life all his days. We are very sorry for your loss.

Gene Galloway

January 2, 2021

You were the best person to ever know and work around. Always a happy and joyful Jerry!

Robert Gamber

January 1, 2021

I met Jerry when I became an assistant manager at the Sheppard Class Six store and got to know him better when I became the manager. Jerry called on the store twice a week. I really looked forward to seeing him. He was always full of cheer and had a smile on his face. He knew his products and provided exceptional service. He was honest - a guy you could let hold your wallet - and a straight shooter. After I retired, I would see him occasionally at one of his stops. I enjoyed catching up with him. I will miss him and regret I can't attend his visitation. I don't see well in the dark and don't drive at night. I'll say another prayer during visitation.

John Montgomery

January 1, 2021

Jerry was a good friend and teammate during our years at Paint Creek ISD. Although I had not spoken to Jerry since our class get-together in the summer of 1954, I had followed his career moves over the years. My favorite remembrance of Jerry was seeing him playing the bass fiddle while at a dance a few years after graduation. I was very surprised because I had no idea of his musical talent. Rest in peace, my friend.

Brenda Rusk

December 28, 2020

Dear Nancy, Randy and family, I am so sad to learn of Jerry’s passing. I know that he is heaven and we will see him again one day.... oh what a day of rejoicing that will be!! Jerry was one of my favorite people to see out and about. He had such a gracious and welcoming attitude and the biggest heart. Please know the Rusk family is lifting you all in prayers during these difficult days. God bless you.

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