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Davis, Orville W.

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October 13, 1943 - June 22, 2015

Davis, Orville W.

Orville W. Davis Jr., age 71, passed away at his home in Lewisville, Texas on June 22, 2015.  He spent his final days surrounded by family and friends who loved him dearly.

He was born on October 13, 1943 to Orville W. and Lois Tindol Davis in Beeville, Texas, where he was raised along with his brother and sister.  He served in the United States Army from 1962-1965, then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana.  There he met his bride, Zoila Monteilh, whom he married on November 26, 1966.   The couple and their daughter moved to Carrollton, Texas in 1980.  After retiring from General Motors, he and his wife moved to Lewisville, Texas in 2008 to live with their daughter and two grandchildren.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family and friends.  He was a friend of Bill W. for 32 years.

Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Zoila Davis, daughter, Debra Davis and grandchildren, Nicholas and Zoe of Lewisville, Texas, brother, Roy Davis Sr. and wife Mary Sue of Pleasanton, Texas, sister, Donna Davis of Beeville, Texas, several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Ln, Dallas, Texas 75234 from 9am-11am, followed by a funeral service to celebrate his life. Interment will be held at The Davis Ranch Cemetery in Cadiz, Texas on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11am.

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Brian Williamson

July 05, 2018 9:42PM

I miss you a lot Orville. What an impact you made on my life and many others.

Jacque Scott Van Jeune

January 23, 2017 6:43PM

I left Beeville in 1958 (8th grade?)I never told Orville what a crush I had on him but in 59 years I have never forgotten that sweet boy. It looks as if you had a wonderful life. Rest in Peace

Jack McKenzie

January 26, 2016 11:47AM

My apologies for this very belated condolence. I only recently learned of Orville's passing. What a kind and gentle man! In January of 1986, I walked into The Town North Group. On Wednesday, Jan. 27th, I will celebrate 30 years as a friend of Bill W. I also worked with Orville at General Motors. I have such fond memories of many talks with Orville over the years. I'm sorry that we lost touch.
May God's Grace be with you, Orville... and with all of your Family and Friends. God Bless.

Donna Davis

June 26, 2015 7:49PM

I will always remember our talks. I love you and miss you, your sister, Donna

Bob Meadows

June 26, 2015 6:40PM

He will be missed and the countless lives he enriched are known but to God.

Tim Lilly

June 26, 2015 6:36PM

I thank God for having met Orville. He was a mentor for me spiritually and a wonderful example of how to live with this disease. I'm going to miss him a lot.

WilLiam sammon

June 26, 2015 3:56PM

Never will forget the countless times we all played basketball in his driveway. My mom tells me that when I was born Mr Davis asked her what my nickname will be...when she said "Billy" he told her " oh, no...he looks like a "Willie", so you can say he helped name me! And the time Mr and Mrs Davis took me out shopping for my first pair for my first pair of shoes! His kindness will always be remembered...

Deborah Peppard

June 26, 2015 9:36AM

Qrvill, I will always remember for his smile, deep respect for others,honesty,and his love for his God.
The world was a better place with him in it.

Jim and Brenda Perkins

June 25, 2015 6:10PM

Slow walking, slow talking Orville. The only thing he did too quickly was leave. He helped make Brenda and I possible and we love him and miss him. God bless Zo and their family.

Laura Beagle

June 25, 2015 3:11PM

Debbie - We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May your treasured memories carry you through and allow you to smile through the tears.

Stacie Moore

June 25, 2015 1:32PM


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Chris Anderson

June 25, 2015 12:06PM

I didn't know Mr. Davis too well. I was only able to serve him at our bank for a year. But he was always extremely pleasant, humorous, and kind. Even when he was battling with his health he always found time to suqeeze in a joke or two. Thank you for the laughs.

God bless you and your family, Mr. Davis

Michae Sammon

June 25, 2015 11:40AM

"Hey Mr. Davis"
Those words I will never mutter again. They always were said with such happiness. My brother and I would play basketball on his familys driveway. He got so used to us that he wouldnt mind when we walk right in the house to get our ball that went over the fence. Always put his happiness 2nd to others.

Janice Rodgers

June 25, 2015 9:49AM

Mr. Davis was such beautiful spirit. He always had a kind word and bright smile for us here at the Bank. Your BBVA Compass friends will truly miss you.

Wendy Planty

June 25, 2015 9:35AM

Davis Family, I'm thinking of you and your family during this time. Orville was very much loved and cared for by many.
Wendy Planty

Rita and Walter Sammon

June 24, 2015 9:27PM

What a wonderful neighbor and family will always remember the wonderful times we shared.

Cheri Fleck

June 24, 2015 1:45PM

What a inspiration he was to me and so many others. I admired him so and his relationship with his creator. He told me every single time he saw me "You are blessed" until I believed it and did not stop after that. I know he is in the big meeting in the sky and is now with his creator. God Bless

Mary and Jerry Hiatt

June 24, 2015 1:22PM

Orville touched our lives in countless ways and will be forever missed.