Willie Gene “Bill” Davis
Willie Gene “Bill” Davis
    Funeral services for Willie Gene “Bill” Davis, 88, of Andrews and formerly of Lamesa, will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Second Baptist Church with his nephew, Chad Clark, officiating.
    Interment will follow at Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
    Visitation will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Branon Funeral Home.
    Willie passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Lamesa. He was born on February 7, 1929 in Edgemont, Arkansas to Willie and Rachel (Gadberry) Davis.
    He graduated as valedictorian from Sparenberg High School in 1947. He was a pilot for the United States Air Force from November 1953 to November 1956. He attended Tarleton State University for two years, then he transferred to University of North Texas in Denton where he received his Master’s degree. He farmed and taught math and science at Klondike School for many years.
    On December 29, 1962 he married Sue Carmichael in Lamesa, Texas. They were married 54 years. In 1979, they moved to Andrews where he farmed until the age of 70. He loved fishing, hunting and telling airplane stories.
    Willie is survived by his wife, Sue, of Andrews; children, Malcolm Davis and wife, Khenda, of Galveston, Denise Smith of Rockwall and Lesli Dolgener and husband, Richard, of Andrews; grandchildren, Brock and Brooke Davis, Chas, Preston, London, Priscilla, and Alexandra Smith, Chisum and Shane Dolgener.
    He is preceded in death by his parents.
    Family suggests memorials to a charity of your choice.
    To send condolences online, please visit www.branonfuneralhome.com.
– Press-Reporter obituary services