The Duncan Banner

November 18, 2012

Jerald Lawrence Davis

Sept. 5, 1932 — Nov. 10, 2012


The Duncan Banner

RATLIFF CITY — Jerald Lawrence Davis, 80, of Ratliff City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Country Club Care Center, after a brief illness.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Countyline Baptist Church with the Rev. Monk Firestone officiating. His body was cremated. Internment of the ashes will be at a later date.

Family will receive friends for visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Jerald was born Sept. 5, 1932, in Bray, the son of Dewey Lawrence Davis and Julia Ann Sherill Davis. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later received his high school diploma from Bray-Doyle High School.

He married Anita Thacker on June 20, 1952, in Lawton. She preceded him in death Nov. 18, 2003.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers: Kenneth Davis, Harold Davis and Glen Davis. His sister, Shirley Ann Jackson Carnes, passed away at her home near Rush Springs a few hours after Jerald.

Jerald attended Countyline Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and thought that “a bad day fishing was better than any other day.” He also loved and supported his family.

Survivors are two daughters: Rickey Gayle Hoosier and her husband Dennis, and Jessie “Humpy” Davis, all of Ratliff City; a sister, Norma Jean Coffman and her husband, Virgil, of Duncan; a brother, Donald Davis of Sherman, Texas; a grandson, Derek O’Neal and his wife Jayme of Ratliff City; two great-grandsons: Blaine and Cole of O’Neal, of Ratliff City; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Jackson, Eddie Jackson, Dewey (Shorty) Davis, Chris Davis, Alan Thacker, Terry Thacker, Stan Blanchard and David Davis.

Services are under direction of Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at their website www.bailespolk.com.