Gerald Lee “Jerry” Davis died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in Corinth, surrounded by his loved ones.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home in Gainesville with the Rev. Mark Loewen officiating. Burial will follow at Slidell Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the funeral home.
Jerry’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Jerry Davis was born April 13, 1942, in Oklahoma City to James L. and Lola Davis. He was an avid rodeo fan and was constantly watching and keeping up with Professional Bull Riding. Among other hobbies, he enjoyed sports of all kinds but specifically the Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M Aggies. Jerry was also an avid deer hunter.
He had a special place in his heart for cattle, and he has spent many hours prepping them for the show ring. However, above all these interests he loved his children and grandchildren more than life itself and bragged about their accomplishments daily.
In his later years, Jerry enjoyed spending his days with his companion of seven years, Bella. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
He is survived by his love of 27 years, Linda Milam-Davis of Gainesville; sons Bryan Davis and wife, Mary Kay, of Stephenville, Shawn Davis of Glen Rose and Michael Newton of Healdton, Okla.; daughter Tina Davis and husband, Rorry, of Gainesville; brothers James Davis and wife, Kay, of Decatur and Bill Davis and wife, Tanya, of Slidell; and longtime best friend, Lee Ship of Stephenville.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many good friends.
Memorials may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund or a charity of choice.