Erma Ilene Davis, 90, passed away on May 30, 2022 in Garrison, Tx. Erma was born in Conway, Missouri, on March 6, 1932, to the late Verbia Climer Owens Chapman.
Erma attended high school in Missouri at Conway High School. She went on to marry the love of her life, Farrel Dean Davis, Jr. on July 13, 1956 (a Friday) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Farrel was also born in Conway, Missouri in 1934. Erma was a switchboard operator in Luguna Beach, California for a time. After Korea, Farrel worked as an offshore mechanic electrician for Santa Fe Drilling. In the early 1970’s, Erma and Farrel left California and headed to their home state of Missouri. Erma and Farrel spent some time raising beef cattle and then as Grade A dairy farm operator in Long Lane, Missouri. They milked approximately 55 head of Holsteins. When their children (Randy, Ricky and Regina) graduated from High School, Erma and Farrel moved to East Texas. Farrel worked offshore again for a time for Global Drilling. When Farrel retired, they began a motorcycle repair shop in Garrison and went on to own and operate Davis & Son Cycles in Nacogdoches for many years.
Erma loved the outdoors especially camping, jeeping, boating and riding motorcycles. She and Farrel were members of GWRRA-the Honda Goldwing Road Riders of America motorcycle riding association. They made many lifelong friends enjoying the passion for motorcycle travel. Erma was a bright, resourceful, and a hardworking woman. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Erma is pre-deceased by her husband, Farrel Dean Davis Jr. and her two sons, Randall and Ricky Davis.
Erma is survived by her daughter, Regina Lea Davis of Garrison, Tx; Rick Davis’s family; granddaughter, Jaime L. Davis of Nacogdoches, Tx; grandson, Jeremy W. Davis and wife, Stephanie of Nacogdoches, TX;-grandchildren, Jacob Henson, Mia Cartwright, Kaden Davis, Keagan Davis, and Kami Davis; adopted grandsons Dakota and Zachary Hass, daughter-in-law, Peggy Davis of Shelbyville, Tx; and many extended family members (Davis, Youngs, Stevens, Owens) in their home state of Missouri and in Texas.
The family requests that donations be made the Alzheimer’s Association.
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