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Robert Neblett "Bob" Davis, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 14, 1917
Kaufman County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 2006
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Robert "Bob" Neblett Davis Jr., 88, a longtime resident of China Spring and Waco, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey with Pastor Norm Steinke officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 20, 2006. A private interment will be held in China Spring Cemetery.

Bob was the son of the late Robert Neblett Davis, Sr. and Ruby Etta (Whatley) Davis, and was born on the family's farm near Dallas, Texas, in Kaufman County. He lived most of his life in the central Texas area. In 1937, he entered the U.S. Marine's 4th Division and was stationed in numerous areas of the Pacific during World War II. He was selected for Officer's Training and was awarded two Bronze Stars for his meritorious service while serving as Communications Officer and Intelligence Officer on Iwo Jima. His unceasing devotion to duty, initiative and fearless leadership was in keeping with the highest tradition of the U. S. Marine Corps. Colonel Davis remained in the Marine Reserves until his retirement in 1959.

He continued to serve in the federal government with the Federal Aviation Administration which took him to several places in the state of Texas. He retired after 45 years of service to the United States government as Assistant Chief of the FAA. After retiring, he took a position at Texas State Technical College working in the control tower for an additional ten years. On July 10, 1946, he married Helen Marie Knocke in Dallas, Texas. The newlyweds then moved to El Paso where Bob was active in numerous civic leadership positions. He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church and a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waco. After retirement, he enjoyed his love of pecans and his pecan orchard. He was a member of the McLennan Horticultural Association for several years and took pride in winning numerous awards for his pecans. He was a longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 4180) serving as Commander, along with several other positions. He was also a member of the Coodies (Post 6008), and The China Spring Lions Club. He had a passion for golf and was a member of the Senior Golf Association in Waco until his health declined.

Because of his love for his fellow veterans, he served as a volunteer at the Waco VA for many years and enjoyed helping others there as long as he could. He spoke with the highest regard for the Waco VA - the nurses, the doctors and all the other staff affiliated with the Waco VA.

Bob was preceded in death by his son, Robert Neblett Davis, III; brothers: Charles W. Davis, Wiley E. Davis, Sr., and Charles Whatley Davis; sisters, Virgie Davis Matthews and Roberta Davis; and a grandson, Nathen Robert Davis who died at birth in 2000.

Survivors include his wife, Helen M. Davis: son, Stan W. Davis and wife, Jimmie, of Houston; daughter, Mary D. Schumann and husband, Jim, of Woodway; granddaughter, Sunnee Davis Lange Schumann; and numerous nephews; and a niece, Lissa Davis, of Denver, Colorado.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 3/19/2006 - 3/21/2006...K
 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Neblett Davis (1879 - 1972)
  Ruby Etta Whatley Davis (1887 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Marie Knocke Davis (1924 - 2011)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Neblett Davis (1947 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frances Roberta Davis (1904 - 2001)**
  Virgie Josie Davis Matthews (1907 - 2000)*
  Robert Neblett Davis (1917 - 2006)
  Wiley E. Davis (1921 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
China Spring Cemetery
China Spring
McLennan County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Mar 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13677331
Robert Neblett Bob Davis, Jr
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Happy Easter Dear Dad! I think about you always & you will never be forgotten. I hold you close within my heart and there you will remain. To walk with me thru out my life, until we meet again! I love you!
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 17, 2017
Happy Easter Sweet PaPa! I love you and miss you everday!
- Sunnee
 Added: Apr. 17, 2017
Happy Good Friday dear Father!! "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Thank you on this Holy Day Dad, for the guidance and love of our Lord Jesus Christ & showi...(Read more)
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 13, 2017
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