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Bobby G. Davis Obituary


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“I miss him so much words can not describe the loss that it has had on the family. He was a great man, he was like no other. We love you paw paw.. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Cassie Jackson - grand daughter

“WE LOVED HIM SO MUCH!! ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: DAVID - GRANDSON

“Bobby was my friend and I will miss him. I will always remember his smile. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Bailey - Henderson, TX

“Mrs. Davis and family, So sorry for your loss. Mr. Davis was a good man, and he helped so many people over the years. He was always so friendly...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Scooter and Stephanie Ballow - TX

“Rusk County will have a very hard time adjusting to not having Bobby around. Bobby Davis was one of the only bankers in East Texas who really took a...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Don & Sue Lummus - Henderson, TX

“I AM PLEASED TO HAVE WORKED WITH BOBBY FOR THE TIME I WAS WITH TEXAS BANK. BOBBY WAS AN HONEST AND DOWN TO EARTH PERSON AND I AM PRIVILEDGED TO HAVE...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: DAN KENNEY - HENDERSON, TX

“I was priviledged to work with Bobby for about eight years when he first came to work at Texas Bank. I enjoyed our friendship and our work...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Dallas Woods - Henderson, TX

“My dear friend Debra, Though it has been many years since high school and the lunches we spent together, my heart aches for you and your family. Your...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Benson Clifton - Henderson, TX

“Mr. Davis and my granparents went to the same church for many years he watched me grow up and always made sure i was staying out of troouble. I...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Alesha Thompson - Henderson, TX

“I worked closely with Bobby at First National Bank for several years during the 70's. Bobby was my friend and mentor during that time. I remember...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: John Peeler - Dallas, TX

“Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. Bobby will be greatly missed in this community. May the Lord comfort you during this time of sorrow. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Benny & Becky Rountree - TX

“Please accept our deepest sympathies. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Pearson Abstract & Title Co. Dan and Jim Young - TX

“We offer our condolences at this time. We have known the family for many years and we pray that God will bring peace to you at this time. God bless...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Robert & Diane Gholson - TX

“Bobby loaned me the money for my first car when I was 18 yrs old. He served on the board at Rusk County Farm Bureau for many years as secretary...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Evelyn Lewis - henderson, TX

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great man and will be missed. My God bless you at this time Debs & Maxine Hunt ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Debs &Maxine Hunt - Henderson, TX

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great man and will be missed. My God bless you at this time Debs & Maxine Hunt ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Debs &Maxine Hunt - Henderson, TX

“Martha Jo, I'm sorry to hear about Bobby. He was a good man and helped a lot of people. He will be missed.I wish you and your family well. Sincerely...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Billy Martin - Henderson, TX

“Our prayers are with you in the loss of Bobby. Our family has enjoyed knowing him for so many years. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Bobbye Lowe - Keller, TX

“Bobby Davis was definitely one of a kind. He was such a giving person that loved this community. Bobby served on the HEDCO Board and brought good...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Sue Henderson - Henderson, TX

“Your family is in our prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Roger and Shelia Button - Sacul, TX

“We are sorry to hear about your loss. Bobby was our friend and we will miss him. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Elaine and Mark Hale - Henderson, TX

“You are in our prayers. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Larry & Kay Morris - Henderson, TX


Services for Bobby G. Davis, 73, of Henderson will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Henderson with Rev. Tommy Marshall and Rev. James Paul Latham officiating. Burial will follow at Lyles-Sanders Cemetery in South Rusk County under the direction of Rader Funeral Home, Henderson.

Mr. Davis passed away on February 7, 2009 surrounded by his loving family, friends and under the care of Angel Care Hospice. He was born June 4, 1935 to his parents, Apton and Lovera Davis, in Nacogdoches County, Texas.

Bobby G. Davis will be remembered for his many years in the banking industry beginning with First National Bank of Henderson, May 2, 1958. First National Bank later became Republic Bank, Dallas, then NCNB and finally Nations Bank. He worked in all capacities of the four banks until retiring January 3, 1990. Two days later, Mr. W. C. George hired him as President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Texas Bank, Tatum which later became Texas Bank, Henderson. In 2001, Mr. Davis became Vice Chairman of the bank. On May 2, 2008 Mr. Davis celebrated 50 years of banking, 32 years with the group of banks he started with and 18 years with Texas Bank, Henderson, all of which was served in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas. A graduate of SMU's Southwest Graduate School of Banking in Dallas, his banking philosophy was "to help and enjoy" working with customers of the bank.

Mr. Davis was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church Crims Chapel, and he will also be remembered for his service in many civic and community organizations. He was a loving husband, father, Paw-Paw and uncle and loved taking care of his family, friends co-workers and cows.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Apton and Lovera Davis and a sister, Jeanette Tallant.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Martha Jo; two daughters; Kathy Jackson of Henderson, Debra Poole and husband Johnny of Henderson. Grandchildren; David Jackson and wife Cassie of Henderson, Brandon Jackson of Corpus Christi, Texas, Keith Poole and wife Amber of Henderson and Melissa Poole of Snook, Texas. Two great grandchildren; Hayden Jackson and Bailey Poole both of Henderson. Also, one sister; Janelle Sitton and husband Billy of Henderson, two brothers, Major C. Davis and wife Carolyn of Tomball, Texas, and Jack W. Davis and wife Judy of Austin, Texas, brother-in-law Max Tallant of Cushing, Texas and many neices and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 - 8:30 on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Troy Williams, Dr. Billy Irwin, Richard Segura, Scotty Cawthon, Bill Reddin, Andy Vinson, Gene McCauley, Rick Tucker and Greg Leleux. Honorary pallbearers: W. C. George, Paul Morris, Ken Sabella, Dean Bingham, Charles Lee, Ron Adkison, Robert Shipley, Joe Taylor, David Comtee and Employees of Texas Bank, Henderson.

Memorials can be made to Angel Care Hospice, 209 Hwy 79 N. Ste. 102 Henderson, TX 75652 or First Baptist Church, Crims Chapel, 6959 Hwy 322 N. Henderson, TX 75652, Cancer Society or an organization of your choice.

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