Fred Davis

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 25, 2007

Services for Fred Arnold Davis, of Fulshear, Texas, formerly of Mississippi, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mr. Davis was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Walthall County, the son of William Alphonse and Olive Brown Davis. He was a member of the Mississippi National Guard in Walthall County, serving in Company K, 155th infantry. After his unit was mobilized during World War II, he was sent to Camp Blanding, Fla., for furthur training. It was there he sustained an injury to his ear, resulting in the loss of his hearing. He was discharged from the army after a long stay at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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He was employed as an automobile mechanic at Service Motor Company for many years. He then worked at Goodyear, and retired from the Natchez Police Department.

He and his wife moved to Fulshear in 2002 to be near their daughter and grandchildren, but he longed to return to his beloved Mississippi.

He left this life as he lived it, trusting in God, and with the secure knowledge that salvation was his. His journey is now complete and he is at peace.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Maybel Davis Smith; and brother, William J. Smith.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Jewel Calhoun Davis of Fulshear; daughter, Shirley Schellhase and husband, Dr. William P. Schellhase, also of Fulshear; grandchildren, Melanie, Frank, Davis and Colin; and a very special great-granddaughter, Reagan.

Pallbearers will be Ray Baker, Ernest Barlow, Bob Barrett, Doug Ballard, Earl Drain and Julian Delaughter.