Obituary of George Ansley Davis
George Ansley Davis, born September, 20, 1926 to Mary Agnes Graul Davis and William Lamar Davis, Sr., passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the age of 91 years.
A native of Kingsville, Texas, George grew up and attended school in Kingsville, Texas, until moving to Houston, Texas, where he attended and graduated from Lamar High School.
George joined the Navy in 1943, at the age of 16, and served for the duration of World War II as an electrician's mate on a submarine. Thereafter, he attended and graduated from The Rice Institute (now known as Rice University).
Professionally, George was a very successful salesman, businessman and entrepreneur in the petrochemical industry. He first worked for Carpenter Steel Company (now Carpenter Technology Corporation) in the 1950's, until 1963, when he started the G. A. Davis Company as an independent manufacturer's representative (representing the Greenville Tube Corporation). Subsequently, George founded, owned and operated several heat exchanger tube distribution and manufacturing companies, including Southwest Alloy Supply Company and Integral Fin Tube Company.
George was a former member and church officer of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. He was then a long time member of and Sunday School teacher at Unity Church in Houston. George was 33 years sober and a grateful friend of Bill W.
George was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mary Agnes Graul Davis and William Lamar Davis, Sr., and his older brothers Edward T. Davis and William Lamar Davis, Jr.
George is survived by his son, Chris Davis, his beloved friend of many years, Marilyn McPheeters, nephews Will and Louie Davis and niece, Jana Davis Tuchin, cousin Don Graul, grand-niece Kimberly Davis, and grand-nephews, Will, Ross, Todd and Jess Davis. He will also be missed by his faithful companion, Trevor.
A funeral service celebrating the life of George Davis will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 S. Main St., Houston, Texas 77004, with Reverend Dr. Matt Russell officiating.
Memorial donations in memory of George may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, Holy Name Retreat Center, Houston, Texas or the charity of your choice.