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J.M. Davis

December 5, 1925 — January 6, 2016

J.M. Davis

J.M. Davis was born December 5, 1925 in Desdemona, Texas, the eldest of seven children born to Howell P. and Bessie Mae (Riddle) Davis. He graduated from South Park High School (Beaumont) and attended Texas A&M University; interrupting school to enter the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served to the end of WWII. On October 17, 1948, in Newcastle, Texas, J.M. wed Armaretta Whatley and in 1952 they made Texas City their home. He was a longtime member of the Pipefitters Local 211 and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge # 1118, Texas City. J.M. faithfully served his Lord in every aspect of life, especially through the fellowship of Northside Baptist Church, Texas City since 1960 and in 2014 was humbled and honored to be recognized as Deacon Emeritus.

He is preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Dianna Sue; as well as both brothers, Raymond and William Duffie; his four sisters, Alice, Patsy, Wanell and Joy; brother-in-law, Charles Ray Kirk; mother and father-in-law Mildred (Jordan) and Pete Whatley; sister-in-law's, Floella (Lewis) Davis and Nelda (Whatley) Moren and her husband Robert Lee Moren.

J.M. considered his family his greatest blessing in life and those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Armaretta; three daughters, Nita, Janice Nolan (Buddy) and Martha Steely (Kip); two sons, James (Rebecca) and Doug; grandchildren, Jeremy Nolan (Holly), Rebekah Viner (Tom), Jordan Davis, Matthew Davis (Brittany), Jake Davis (Tiffany), Lindsey Grigsby, Taylor Grigsby, Melissa Davis, Joshua Davis (Emily), Spencer Davis, Allison Davis, Kristin Steely and Kacie Tracey (Eliot); great grandchildren, Kay Leigh Nolan, Kate Lynn Nolan, Drew Viner, Caleb Browne, Jack Nolan, Jameson Davis, Raleigh Davis, Angel Quintanilla, Colten Nolan, Evie Viner, Evie Davis, Johnny Davis and Jace Davis. Along with many friends, additional family surviving Mr. Davis are Frank Stapp and his family, brother-in-law Acie Bubak and many beloved nieces and nephews and their families.

Service arrangements by Emken-Linton Funeral Home for visitation will be Friday, January 8, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., with a funeral service following at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Clay Bowers of Northside Baptist Church officiating. Burial service will be Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., Newcastle Cemetery in Newcastle, Texas. Pastor Wayne Harden of Grace Baptist Church officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
I serve a risen Savior.

Visitation


EmkenLinton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77592
Friday, January 8, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Service


EmkenLinton Funeral Home
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77592
Friday, January 8, 2016
6:00 p.m.

Cemetery


New Castle Cemetery
New Castle, TX  76372
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