Funeral services for James E. Davis, 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Wesley United Methodist Church with Dr. Brian Bosworth officiating.
A military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Winnsboro. Serving as pallbearers will be Dudley Moon, Eric Drum, Wendell Claxton, Jerry Petty, Hersean Lewis and Jimmie Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be the Wesleyan Class, Gary Moon and Luther Roberson.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
James E. Davis passed away at his residence Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2012.
He was born in Brashear on July 19, 1927, the son of Tom Davis and Ruby (Romack) Davis.
He married Nelma Joyce Bradshaw in Winnsboro on May 12, 1960. She survives.
Mr. Davis was a retired self-employed carpenter. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church
Other survivors include one daughter, Teresa Pogue and husband, Matt, of Sulphur Springs; one son, James “Yogi” Davis and wife, Stacy, of Dike; two brothers, Eldon Ray “Pee Wee” Davis and wife, Joyzelle, of Winnsboro and Clifford Davis and wife, Sandra, of Liberty City; two sisters, Betty Russell and husband, Ronnie, of Mt. Pleasant and Ann Ashton and husband, Dick, of North Royalton, Ohio; his grandchildren, Ali Danielson and Deano, Jaci, Mikala and Cassidy Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Talon Patrick and Brynlee Danielson.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas Joe Davis, John D. Davis and Jerry Wayne Davis; and one sister, Hazel Stanley.
Memorials may be made to Backpack Buddies of Wesley United Methodist Church and/or Hopkins County Relay for Life c/o Judy Worley, 620 Whitworth St., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. The online register can be signed at:
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