Al J. Davis, age 79, a resident of Houston, Texas, since 1960 passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013. He was born September 4, 1933, in Marietta, Oklahoma, to Jesse and Sidney Lois (Tipton) Davis.
Al graduated from Dickson High School in 1951 and went on to Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee where he graduated in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for eight years. He spent his professional life in the steel industry. He was a draftsman for Austin Steel Company and later served in the same capacity for Mosher Steel, a division of Trinity Industries.
In his personal life, Al was a loving husband to Fanella, his wife of 54 years and a great father to their two children, Allan and Cynthia. Al was always involved in everything his family did. He coached Little League Baseball, and probably would have coached gymnastics if he had known how. He was always there to help with FFA, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and the neighborhood fish fries. An avid outdoors man, and a member of the NRA, he loved sharing his years of hunting and fishing wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
Al is survived by his wife, Fanella Wolf Davis; his children, Allan Davis and Cynthia Davis Smith and husband, Charlie; grandchildren, Andrew Davis, Michael Davis, Clayton Smith and Amanda Davis; and one great-grandchild, Hayleigh Davis.
Al is deeply loved by his family and many friends and will be truly missed until they are reunited again through Christ our Lord.
Visitation/Viewing will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Waltrip Funeral Home, 1415 Campbell Rd., Houston, TX 77055. (713) 465-2525. www.waltripfuneraldirectors.com.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Spring Woods Baptist Church, 10131 Emnora Ln., Houston, TX 77080. (713) 464-7614. http://www.springwoodsbaptistchurch.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Al's memory to The Star of Hope Mission or other worthy charity. www.sohmission.org/
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