Morris S. Davis

January 27, 1921April 13, 2014
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Morris (Dave) Shelton Davis, 93, of Midland, Texas passed away on April 13, 2014. Morris was born in Walters, Oklahoma on January 27, 1921. He graduated from Walters High School and later in life received his Barber’s license. Morris was married to Lura Inez Hale on February 23, 1952; they were married for 62 years. Morris worked for Mobile Oil until the late 50’s when he decided to leave the oilfield and pursue barbering. He and his family settled in Midland in 1965. He later owned the Village Barber Shop. He enjoyed RVing, fishing, and growing pecans. He was also actively involved in Chapter 172 of the Holiday Ramblers, Midland Pecan Growers Association, and the Lion’s Club. He was a long time member of Cotton Flat Baptist Church. Morris is preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Simpson and Joyce Rhines; and brother, Bryce Davis. Morris is survived by his wife, Lura Davis of Midland, Texas; daughters, Toniya Tennison and her husband L.B. Tennison Jr. of Odessa, Texas, Kathryn Billington and her husband Randy Billington of Midland, Texas; grandchildren, Shea Tennison and his wife Danna of Odessa, Debbie Meurer and her husband Wayne of Odessa, Lucas Chandler of Seagraves, Texas. Bobby Billington and his wife Amy of Midland, Texas, Tony Billington of Midland, Texas, Tabitha Haussecker of Midland, Texas, and Kyle Billington of Midland, Texas. 16 Great – grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. A visitation will be held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland. The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Cotton Flat Baptist Church with Rick Holeman, Tommy Davis and Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven North cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Cotton Flat Baptist Church of Midland, Texas. The family of Morris Shelton Davis wishes to thank Janie’s Gentle Touch – Janie, Letty, Helen, Josie, and Aida. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 15, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Angel and Isaac Delarosa

April 22, 2014

Love and prayers to the Davis family...we honor him for the good man he was and for the example he set.. He will be missed

Janiece Teichmann

April 19, 2014

Such a kind and sweet man! Thank you for including me in all the catfish dinners!!! I think of him each time I see the little barber shop/location. Thoughts to all of the family!

Delaine Hale

April 17, 2014

Lura, My family and I want you to know we are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers! It was always so special that you came to Gary and my 25th Anniversary party! We always loved getting to see ya'll at Church. Prayers for your peace. Love, Delaine Hale and family

April 16, 2014

Lura and Family, Our prayers of comfort in your loss of Dave. He was a sweet and kind spirit and I have wonderful memories of the trips with Daddy to Village Barber Shop and with Mom to Trend Beauty Shop on Saturday mornings. God Bless You All! Rick and Leasa Jo Hale Freeman

Flo Hale

April 16, 2014

To all of Dave's family, I pray peace & comfort on all of you. Remember that Dave is not only in our hearts and memories BUT he IS in our future. May GOD bless you. Dave was a good brother in law to us and a good Uncle to our kids . Love y'all - Hubert & Flo

April 16, 2014

Davis family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the good old days when we were neighbors on SCR 1221. We were surrounded by the pecan tree orchards.
Mrs B. G. Johnson

Glen & Lisa Hale

April 15, 2014

Lura and family, we are so sorry to hear about Dave. Our thoughts and prayers are with and for all of you in this sad time. We love you!

Tabitha Haussecker

April 15, 2014

We don't cry for him, we cry for ourselves. We mourn for what was, while he rejoices his all new and wonderful life. We should be also happy for the time we were privileged to share with him, and know that time goes so fast. Each new day a blessing and another opportunity to share this day with the ones we love! You're young until you're not. Love with all you've got. Don't hold grudges but hold hands, and let the past be a lesson and the future be in awe for it is a God given blessing!

Sue Holley

April 15, 2014

Lura & Kathy, I am so sorry. I'm sorry I won't be able to make it home for the funeral. Please know I am thinking of you and praying for your family. Many blessings, Susie

Sandhill Ramblers Chapter 172

April 15, 2014

Lura, all the Sandhills will miss Dave. He was such a kind, giving person and lots of fun. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers. We love you.