Hilton F. Tex Davis, 70, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Tex was born on July 6, 1943 in Oxnard, California to Hilton K. and Cornelia Davis. Since his father was in the Navy, Tex enjoyed many travels: Japan, England, Grosse lle, MI Jacksonville, FL Dallas, TX San Francisco, CA Norfolk, VA Omaha, NE. Tex attended the University of Texas, majoring in Industrial Engineering and served six years in the United States Marine Corps.
On June 22, 1974, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Waneta Petersen in Sioux City, Iowa. The couple made their home in Coffeyville, Kansas. Tex loved to work and to solve problems: working at General Leisure in Omaha, NE Lindsay Mfg in Lindsay, NE Carrier Corporation in Chicago, IL JacobsonTextron in Brookhaven, MS and Dixon Industries in Coffeyville, KS, until he and Chris Holeman purchased RokAChair now American Craftsmen, which he has now relocated from the Industrial Park to Coffeyville.
Tex leaves behind his loving wife, Waneta of the home and his daughter, Elayne Marshall of Coffeyville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilton and Cornelia Davis and a brother William Scott Davis. Tex loved life and he loved his friends he will be missed by many.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Coffeyville, Kansas. Pastor Richard Peckman will officiate. Friends may call on Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm at FordWulfBruns Chapel in Coffeyville to sign the guest register. The family will greet friends Sunday evening at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Coffeyville Community College or Coffeyville Friends of Animals these may be left with the funeral home.