David John Davis

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ARLINGTON -- David John Davis, 66, passed away Sunday February 12, 2012 in Arlington. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts may be made to the Veterans Hospital or the American Pancreatic Association. Dave was born October 30, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Morgan and Rose Davis. He was a graduate of University of Cincinnati. He proudly served his country in U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division Infantry during the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the purple heart and bronze star. Dave's career began with American Airlines and then with Canning Drilling Technology before retiring from Marriott Hotels. Survivors: Wife, Donna Davis; son, Christopher Davis and wife, Amy; daughter, Elizabeth Davis; parents, Morgan and Rose Davis; and a host of family and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Donna and Liz,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We did not have the pleasure of knowing Dave but have heard so many wonderful things about him. Please know you have so many AA friends who care about you.
    In sympathy,
    Robin and Paul Collins

  2. My dear Donna. I am so sad for your loss. You and Elizabeth are in my thoughts and prayers! We are all here for you.

    Love you honey!

  3. Dear Donna and Elizabeth, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Love and condolences, Patti

  4. Donna and Elizabeth,
    I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. You know how much I always enjoyed kidding around with him. We had LOTS of good laughs! I am keeping you and Elizabeth in my prayers. God bless you! Debbie

  5. Donna,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember seeing Dave at the airport. He was always so nice to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  6. Dear Donna,
    So very sorry to hear of Dave’s illness and passing. I’m sorry I never knew him. You and Elizabeth are in our thoughts and prayers. You are loved by so many. Hugs…

  7. So very sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort in the many prayers that are being said on your behalf. May God’s warm embrace continue to enfold you as you go through this terrible time.
    Love, Hugs and Prayers,

  8. Dear Donna and Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Dave was a special friend and neighbor, and we will miss seeing him. May you feel God’s comfort and peace during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Donna & Elizabeth,
    I am shocked to say the least and my heart goes out to you and Dave’s family. I feel very privileged to have shared the AA van with him in ORD as we made our way to orientation.
    My condolences,
    Nancy James

  10. Donna and Elizabeth,
    I have so many wonderful memories of Dave! He always had a zinger that would make me laugh! I will miss him dearly. You are in my thoughts.

  11. Donna, Elizabeth, and family,
    I have been blessed since 1996 when Elizabeth was a student in my classroom to get to know each of you. I have so many memories of fun times with Dave it is hard to single out one. However, the one moment that stands out above the rest was when Dave came to our Math Night in my class and he had so much fun and commented that I really stumped him with some of the games. He was always willing to come over and help fix whatever I needed and I loved his laugh! He will be greatly missed!

  12. Dear Liz and family,

    I regret that I never had the privilege to meet your father, Liz. I am lucky enough to know you, though – and from that, I have insight into what a wonderful father, husband, and man he was. It is clear from the memories on these pages that many, many people thought so, too, and that he will be greatly missed. I am keeping you in my thoughts constantly. Lots of love.

  13. Liz- All of our prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are so lucky to have you as a part of our own work family. We all so wish that we could be there to support you and your mom in person. On this St. Valentine’s Day, may you both be surrounded by the love of all who knew your father and all who cherished him.


  14. Donna and Liz, I was fortunate enough to have met Dave at Liz’s high school graduation party. Reading memories shared by others I can see how amazing of a husband, father, and man he was, and how much he will be missed. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Dave was a great friend. I will always remember our trip to Pensacola to see the
    Blue Angels perform. We had many interesting conversations, along with super meals during our times together. I am going to miss him greatly.
    My sympanthy goes to Donna and Elizabeth.
    Sincerely, Henry

  16. Liz,
    I never had the opportunity to meet your dad, but thankfully in the past year and a half I have gotten to know you and as a result I feel like I know him and adore him. I owe your father a debt of gratitude for serving our nation so proudly but even more for raising you. You are a beautiful person and a wonderful friend and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Dear Liz and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear this news about your dad. I only had the chance to meet him very briefly one time in Duane. I’m lucky enough to know you, though. You are an amazing, talented, energetic and beautiful person. I’m sure you’re dad is so proud of the woman you’ve become and will always look out for you.

  18. I consider it a privilege to have known Dave. My deepest sympathy goes out to Donna, Elizabeth and family. May you find comfort and strength, knowing that your friends share in your time of loss.

  19. Dear Donna and Liz,

    I was terribly sad when I heard Dave was ill, and then when he later passed. He was a great guy – kind, welcoming, fun to be around, and he always seemed to have a great corny joke up his sleeve. It’s not just our own parents who have an effect us as we grow up, but also our friends’ and I consider myself lucky to have known Dave. I know how much he will be missed.
    Love, Meghan

  20. Donna & Elizabeth
    Thinking of you both during this sad time. Your AA family will always be here for you! God Bless you, you are in my prayers.
    Loves & Hugs, Sandy

  21. I only met Mr Davis for a brief period, he came across as generous and sincere towards me. I’m sure he will be missed by all who knew him particularly by you his family. My condolences for your loss.


  22. Dear Donna and Liz
    We are so glad that we had the privilege of meeting and sharing some time with Dave. He was such a kind and gentle man. Liz,hold those memories close they are very precious. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Love Mary and Dom

  23. Donna and Elizabeth,
    Our hearts are breaking for both your loss and because we can’t be there to give you support and a hug. It’s hard to believe we never got to meet Dave, through Christmas exchanges I always just felt like he was part of the gang. I know how much you all thought of him and how greatly he’ll be missed. We’re praying for you all and hoping you can find a peace that surpasses understanding. We love you both.

  24. What an honor it was to have known Dave and his family and spent some lovely times together. He radiated with love and kindness, which was contagious to those around him. The love he had for his girls, in particular, was always apparent. Thinking and praying for all family and friends during this very hard time. I wish I could be in Texas but sending a lot of love from Chicago!


  25. Dear Donna,
    I was so saddened to hear of Dave’s illness and passing. Please know that you, Elizabeth and your family are in my heart and prayers at this difficult time and that you have a large AA family that will always be here for you.
    With love,

  26. Dear Donna,
    It was an honor and a privilege to have known and worked with Dave. I am very glad to have the memories of working with him. His humor and his perspective on life led to many good, and long, conversations. I will miss him and the time we spent together, particularly the chess games we played. I am very sorry that I will be unable to attend the service, but my prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  27. Liz and Mrs. Davis, I am deeply sorry for your loss but am glad to have known Mr. Davis. He was always very kind to me and all of Liz’s friends. I did not know about his purple heart and bronze star but now have an even deeper respect for him. I wish I was home to be able to attend the funeral but please know that my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  28. One of the great treasures in our life has been the friendship of Dave Davis. He was an example of what a man, a soldier, a dad and a friend can be. God bless you Donna and Elizabeth. Our heart aches for you but we rejoice that Dave suffers no more and he lived a good life.

  29. Dear Liz and family,

    Although I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Davis, I am very saddened to hear of the passing of such a wonderful man. Liz – from reading all of these condolences, I can tell that your father was a very special person with loving family and friends and that he had the courage and strength to defend our nation at war. I’m sure that, like you, your father was a kind-hearted and inspirational person that would do anything to help a friend and would always find a way to make others laugh or smile. All of the invaluable lessons that he taught you throughout his life will certainly live on and stay with you forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family through this difficult time.



  30. Liz and Mrs. Davis I’m terribly sorry to hear about your loss even though I didn’t know Mr. Davis all that well I know he was a great guy and my thoughts and prayers are with you

  31. Liz and Donna,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss, it weighs heavily on my mind and in my heart. I know Dave is greatly missed. You have have all our love and support.

  32. Chris and Amy,

    Please accept my sympathies on the loss of your Dad. May you find strenght and comfort in your friends and family.

    Katie Crawford

  33. Dear Liz and family,
    I just learned of your dad’s passing and I wanted to reach out in some small way to let you know that you’re in my prayers. I hope that the kindness surrounding you at this time helps bring you peace and strength.

  34. Dear Donna and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Love, Paula Street

  35. I have been thinking about you and your family Donna and Elizabeth ~ I hope God grants your hearts peace in the days to come.
    Much love to you.

  36. Dear Davis family,

    My sincere condolences for your loss. Liz — Brian and I are always here to talk or listen whenever you need it.

    – Matthew McDermott

  37. Dave was such a good, sweet man. I always loved visiting with him at the airport. Donna, you and all of the family are in my prayers at this difficult time. Your AA family cares about you SO much.
    With love, Beth

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