Travis "Shorty" Davis, 67, of Dayton, passed away Monday, March 6, 2012 in Baytown, surrounded by his family.
He was born November 5, 1944 in Dalkeith, Florida to his late parents, T. W. and Martha Davis.
Shorty moved to Texas in 1969 to attend Texas A&M for heavy equipment operation. He then worked for Brown & Root in the plants along Highway 146 in Mont Belvieu. While there he met the love-of-his-life, Michae. Throughout the years he worked in the oilfield industry with a highlight in 1974 as a sharp shooter for Red Adair. In 1988 Shorty found a home at Barbers Hill Independent School District, in the Operations Department, for 22 years. While there he spent most of his career at the Primary School and finishing as the night crew supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, James Rollins; grandmother, Mattie Tharp and best friends, Robert and Carolyn Turner.
Survivors include his wife, Michae Shepherd Davis of Dayton; son, Willie Davis and his wife In of Killeen; daughter, Susan Davis-Stewart and her husband David of Cove; acquired daughters and families, Becky Rodriguez, Angie Self and Anita Turner all of Baytown; grandkids, Hannah Davis, Jonah Stewart, Mary and Noel Lopez and Steve, Shanee and Eain Runyon; great-grandchildren, Dathon and Landry Runyon, Jade Borque and Cohen Bolton; brothers, Leland Davis and his wife Michelle of Havana, Florida, Joe Davis of Bristol, Florida and Harold Davis and his wife Pam of Willmington, North Carolina; sisters, Genell Cantrell and her husband Larry of Ellijay, Georgia, Yvonne Rollins of Panama City, Florida and Mattie Jane Henderson of Wewahitchka, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.
Please come join Shorty's family in a celebration of his life to be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Eagle Heights Fellowship in Mont Belvieu.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests donations to be made to the Barbers Hill Scholarship Association, P. O. Box 904, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580 in memory of Travis "Shorty" Davis.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281) 422-8111.