Funeral services for Mr. Sherman Davis, 92, of Hawkins, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Cross Roads Baptist Church (Maple Springs Church) on Farm-to-Market Road 1795 in Upshur County with Pastor Kenny Richardson officiating. Masonic graveside services will be held by Big Sandy Masonic Lodge No. 916 in Paron Cemetery in Wood County under direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer. Mr. Davis passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Hawkins.
He was born Jan. 5, 1922, in the Shady Grove community, Wood County, to John Frank and Alzara McManus Davis. Mr. Davis graduated from Gilmer High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Halliburton and was a dairy farmer. Mr. Davis was a Mason for more than 50 years in Big Sandy Masonic Lodge No. 916 and a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners. He also was a deacon at Cross Roads Baptist Church.
Mr. Davis is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Dalton and Cindy Davis, of Rockwall, Larry and Barbara Davis, of Shady Shores, Lindley and Vangie Davis, of Katy, Frank and Pam Davis, of The Woodlands; former daughter-in-law, Kathy Goodwin, of Searcy, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents; first wife, Laura Marilynn Davis on Dec. 1, 1998; second wife, Lureta Poole Davis in November 2004; and sister, Clytell Ritchey.
Pallbearers are Eric Davis, Michael Davis, Andrew Pratt, Kris Thompson, Robert Spielman and Chris Valasek. Honorary pallbearers for Mr. Davis will be the Masonic Lodge of Big Sandy No. 916.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer.
To sign the guestbook, go to www.croleyfh.net.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 25, 2014