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Gary Wayne Davis – beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend – passed away at Parkview Regional Hospital on March 17, 2021, at the age of 71.

Gary was born on Oct. 1, 1949, in Lampasas, to John and Ivy Davis. On Sept. 2, 1972, he married his wife of 48 years, Annette Jacobs Davis. They lived in many towns in Texas as they traveled around with family to work shutdowns. In 1979, Gary settled down in Coolidge with family so his children could attend school. At this time, he went to work at Big Brown in Fairfield. He worked there for 25 years. He then left Big Brown to go to work at Coolidge ISD as the head of the Maintenance Department. After 10-plus years at Coolidge ISD, he went to work at ETMC in Fairfield in Maintenance. After five-plus years of service at ETMC, he retired.

Gary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Coolidge. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department when his children were younger. He coached his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in baseball and was continually active in all their lives. He attended as many of their activities as he could.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, John and Ivy Davis, two brothers, John “Bucket” Davis and James “Jimmy” Davis; and his sister, Melba Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Annette Jacobs Davis; children, Terri Davis Shirley and husband Bob, and Ricky Davis, all of Coolidge, Genia Davis Bostian and husband C. L. of Mildred; grandchildren, Kali Shirley Ivester and husband John of Coolidge, Trace Shirley and wife Cassie, Kelbi Shirley Frisby and husband Christoper, all of Groesbeck, Clayton Davis and wife Samantha of Palmer, Mathew Bostian of Coolidge, Coy Bostian of Mildred; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Tompkins of Sour Lake, Vicki McFerrin and husband Terry Wayne of Streetman, Inetta Von Minden of Groesbeck; and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved him very much.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Coolidge Cemetery Chapel.

Please visit the Blair-Stubbs website to sign the guest book or share a condolence on the memory wall.

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