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William John “Dub” Davis

  • Birth 26 Oct 1921 Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
  • Death 9 May 2003 Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section, Cedar Hill, Block 127, Lot 4, Space 2
  • Memorial ID 12605793

William J. ‘Dub’ Davis
Abilene Reporter-News 5-11-2003

William J. "Dub" Davis, 81, a lifelong resident of Taylor County, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at an Abilene medical center.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday in the Highland Church of Christ Atrium with Russell Harris and Bob Cheatham officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery directed by Elliott- Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Davis was born to Rayburn Eugene and Stella (Campbell) Davis on October 26, 1921, in Abilene, Texas. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army Air Corps Army of Occupation in Germany as a control tower operator.

In 1948, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry, and later received a Masters degree, both from Texas Tech University. He was a retired educator, having taught for the Abilene Independent School District and Tri-County Education Co-op. He was also a rancher and stock farmer in the Lawn area for seventeen years.

He married Maetta Williams on May 1, 1950, in Abilene, Texas. Mr. Davis was a member of Highland Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gaines Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Maetta Davis of Abilene; a son, Rayburn Davis of Sweetwater; a daughter, Janet McLennan of Abilene; two grandsons, Mark and John McLennan; a sister-in-law, Edith Davis of Lamesa; two nephews, Rod Davis of Lubbock and Dell Davis of Conroe; and other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roy and Annette Williams of Mertzon, TX, Faye and Bob Reynolds of Eldorado, TX, Janell Atchley of Odessa, TX, and Ruth and Marvin Reed of Fort Worth, TX.

Memorials may be made to Ben Richey Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 6839, Abilene, TX 79608, or Christian Homes of Abilene, P.O. Box 270, Abilene, TX 79604-9955.

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  • Created by: Rick Lemons
  • Added: 4 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12605793
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William John “Dub” Davis (26 Oct 1921–9 May 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12605793, citing Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Rick Lemons (contributor 46564208) .