Osburn Wilson Davis
Osburn Wilson Davis
  • September 20, 1934 - November 23, 2017
  • Texas

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Osburn "Ozzie" Wilson Davis, Jr., 83 of Denison, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 peacefully at his home surrounded by his beloved family.

Visitation will be 12:00pm, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison, TX.

Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at First Christian Church in Denison, TX with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro, TX.

Ozzie was born Thursday, September 20, 1934 in Ponder, TX to Osburn W. Davis, Sr. and Vivian (Funderburgh) Davis. He received his Masters Degree in Education in 1956 from North Texas State College where he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. He then joined the US Army to serve his country from September 1957 to August 1959 and was stationed in Hawaii before his honorable discharge. In 1962 he married Sara Sue Haralson and they began their life together. Ozzie was a teacher at Denison High School for 35 years, where he taught accounting and other business classes. He was also a golf coach for 27 years before his retirement in 1992. After retirement he continued coaching golf for Grayson County Junior College an additional 5 years. He was a long-time member of First Christian Church where he held many positions, including a Deacon and an Elder. Ozzie touched many lives throughout his life with his irresistible smile and kindness for others.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Doris Mayo.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sara of Denison, TX; daughter Michelle Davis of Albuquerque, NM; son Phil Davis and his wife Becky of Colleyville, TX; granddaughters Abby and Madeline Davis; niece Sharon Ledbetter; nephew Mark Mayo; and many church family, friends, and devoted caregivers that will surely miss him.

Flowers may be sent to Bratcher Funeral Home, or in lieu of flowers, consider donating to one of Ozzie's two favorite charities, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).