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Edward Francis Davis

November 6, 1943 ~ December 9, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old


In memory of
Edward Francis Davis
November 6, 1943 – December 9, 2022

Edward Francis Davis, 79, of San Marcos, Texas passed December 9, 2022. He represented what God made as a man. He was a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, servant to God and his country… and protector of cats.

Anyone that knew him understood that Ed loved his country and family. The entire community of San Marcos loved meeting with him to learn about his services to our country and the pride he had for his daughters. He never met a stranger in his community and worked to serve his country his entire life. He was a highly decorate servant of the United States Army, but his greatest honor was he was a servant of Christ.

Born to Walter and Leona Davis on November 6, 1943, in Chester, Pennsylvania. Ed was raised in Chester where he enjoyed family, life-long friends, and participation in high school football. He got the nickname in high school football as “Mad dog” for one who never quits, that nickname was perfect because it was his life’s motto. Ed started his service to the United States right out of school by joining the United State Merchant Marines shortly to be drafted into the United States Army in 1965. He volunteered for duty in Vietnam for the adventure and to make a difference. He truly served and protected the country and people of Vietnam of which he countlessly accounts for its beauty. He was stationed in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) until 1978. Ed continued to serve as an instructor to completion of his active service of 23 years. After his military service he went back to his first career and served as an engineer with the Merchant Marines travels spanning the globe. He retired and returned to San Marcos to teach ROTC at Texas State University (formerly known as Southwest Texas State) and to be home for his daughters.  

Ed enjoyed retirement loving visits from his six grandchildren: Cody, Michael, Lilly, Camille, Cale and Luke. His door was always open to the kids. He built a playscape and pool for everyone to enjoy. He also was a great animal lover. Ed spent hours helping care for his cats along with many other’s cats in need.  Ed was part of history but most importantly he was a loving father and friend and true servant to his community.

To listen to a historical interview from Master Sergeant Edward Davis see the link below:

Edward is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Leona Davis Johnson and brother Joseph Davis. He is survived former wife Lan Huong Davis-Therrell; daughters: Charollotte Boyd (Timothy) and Denise Patterson (Shawn); grandchildren: Michael Boyd, Camille Boyd, Cody Opatrny, Lilly Opatrny, Cale Opatrny and Luke Patterson. He is survived by his siblings: Walter “Buddy” Davis, Charlotte Murphy, Leona Lauderback, Ronald “Ron” Davis, and Robert “Bob” Davis.
A Military Service of Honors will be held on Thursday, January 5, at 10:30 am, at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.


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