|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1941|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 2005|
He was born September 28, 1941 in Hobart, Oklahoma to Charles W. and Opal (McElroy) Davis. Barry graduated
Blair High School in 1960. After graduating high school he entered the United States Army in 1966 where he served a
tour of duty in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1968. He worked in steel construction and owned and
operated a welding shop in Blair for several years.
Barry graduated from WOSC in 1976 and furthered his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University at
Weatherford, Oklahoma. He received a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Arts Education in 1981 and later received his
Masters Degree from SWOSU.
On June 4, 1961 Barry and Mary Jo Butchee were united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Blair, Oklahoma.
Where they have spent many wonderful years together.
He taught at Cashion Public Schools for one year before returning to Blair,Oklahoma. In 1982 he implemented and
taught the industrial education program at WOSC retiring in 2002. He took over the Rodeo program at WOSC in the
mid 1980's, and was a coach and mentor to many students. Over the years he coached twenty-three championships
either students at WOSC or students that had been through the program. He served for six years as Central Plains
Regional Faculty Director. He served as National President for two terms and served as a National Faculty Board
Member for four years.
After retirement Barry had many hobbies he enjoyed including working at the farm, " Rodeos" his family and his
special time with his grandchildren. He always put himself last so he could do first for others. Barry was a longtime
member of the First Baptist Church of Blair, Oklahoma.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Jo Davis of the home in Blair, Oklahoma, two daughters; Anita Lee
Martinez and her husband Adolfo of Blair, Oklahoma, Tara Jo Davis of Blair, Oklahoma. He is also survived by his
mother Opal Davis of Blair, Oklahoma; his grandchildren Morgan Danielle Martinez, Mitchell Chase Martinez, and
Ayden Davis Lee Stewart all of Blair; one brother Rick Davis and his wife Jan of Blair, Oklahoma, Brother-in-law
John Butchee and wife Linda of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, sister-in-law Iverna Kennedy and husband Pat of
Warren, Oklahoma; and a host of other relatives many, many friends and colleagues.
He is preceded in death by his father Charles William Davis, mother-in-law and father-in-law Charles and Anita
Butchee, brother-in-law Dee Butchee.
Created by: Linda Thomas
Record added: Mar 24, 2006
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