Ret. CMSGT Edward Davis III

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Ret. CMSGT Edward Clifton Davis III (aka Trip, Bubba, Ed, Chief), age 70, of Floresville, Texas entered this life October 20, 1944 in Childress, Texas.  He was the loving son of Lois LaRue Wolfe and Edward C. Davis, Jr.  He was inducted into the United States Air Force in 1966 and retired in 1994; serving 28 years for his country.  Ed was united in marriage on September 9, 1967 to Penelope Ann Dieball.  Their union was blessed with three daughters, Bonnie, Brandi and Kirsten.  After retirement, Ed worked for Fox Photo, Smart Computers and Thrifty Nickle.  Ed passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Ed was preceded in death by his father, Edward C. Davis, Jr., his mother, Lois LaRue Yates (Honey), his step-father, James Yates (Pappy), and his sister, Gayle Ann Riley.
Ed will be missed by his daughters, Bonnie Leiann Wentworth and husband, Charles “Nathan” of Madison, IN; Brandi Noel Iaria and husband, Peter of Murfreesboro, TN; Kirsten Renee Cox and husband, James of Hamburg, NY; his grandchildren, Tim Koehler, Chase Jones, Dakota Jones, Kaelie Davis, Jordan Wentworth, Michael Abbott, Savannah Davis, Riley Iaria and Payton Iaria; his sisters, Jody Heflin and husband, Russell of Pearland, TX; Kelly Farmer and husband, Darrell of Pearland, Tx; his nephews, Ryan Heflin and wife, Heather; Adam Heflin and wife, Lindsey; Travis Heflin; His great niece, Sadie Heflin and great nephews, Jack Heflin and Bentley Heflin. 
 
Ed spent his last years in Floresville on his 5 acres with a house that he built.  He rode around on his tractor and loved it.  He had been a golfer throughout his life, participating in tournaments both state side and overseas.  After retirement, if there was golf on TV he was recording it and watching it!  He was an avid Texas A&M and New Orleans Saints fan.  His love of music was far reaching, he loved it all!  He was raised on Frank Sinatra, as were his siblings.  He was known to follow unknown music artists, meet them and then to even introduce them to many of us in the family.  His love for his dogs (Pancho-deceased) and Gizmo T-Dog was so endearing and they were pampered always.   He was known by many different names to many people, Trip (he was the 3rd), Bubba to his sisters, Ed to friends, Chief to many others, Papaw to his grandchildren, and of course, Daddy, to his daughters.  He loved life and lived it to the fullest; he was a people person and loved everyone.  Continued education was important to him and he made that very clear to his children and grandchildren.  Finally, he loved his country!  He was a proud American and those who knew and loved him would tell you that he was until the day he left us.
 
A final salute will be conducted on Monday, October 12, 2015, preceding the memorial service at Jeter Funeral Home.
 
A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will take place on Monday, October 12, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Chaplain Winnie Wolfe officiating.
 
Condolences may be sent to the Davis family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.davis

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