GRAND SALINE - Services for Harold Steven Davis, 61 of Grand Saline, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Main Street Baptist Church with Joey Wilson officiating.

Steve passed away on August 18, 2010 in Oakwood. He was born on October 10, 1948 to the late Harold L. Davis and Billie Worth Vickery Davis. He was born and raised in Grand Saline where he discovered his love of athletics while attending Grand Saline High School. Steve lettered in four sports. He received many athletic honors in football and basketball, including setting five gym records at the Terrell Christmas Basketball Tournament. Steve continued his education and love of athletics at Tarleton State University; where he lettered four years in football. He received his bachelors degree from Texas A&M Commerce in 1989 and returned to Tarleton where he received his Master of Education degree in 1996. Steve’s years as an educator and coach took him to Burleson, Tarleton, the University of Mary Harden Baylor, Nacogdoches and his career was completed at Oakwood ISD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold L, and Billie Vickery Davis; and brother, Donald Gregory Davis.

Steve leaves Gail Savage Davis, his high school sweetheart and wife of 37 years; one son, Shane and wife June of Irving; daughter, Ashley and husband Jef Beyer of Stephenville; five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Scott and Drew Davis and Jordan and Jeter Beyer; in-laws, Bud and Nita Savage of Grand Saline; sister-in-law, Lynn and husband Rick Loughry; two nephews, Chip and Neil Ferguson; and numerous other relatives and many, many friends.

Pallbearers will be Gerry Steele, Chip Davis, Jeff Dillard, Scotty Irons, Peyton Mullins, Tywain Myles, and Steve’s college coach Loyd Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers are the coaches and Panther Football Team of Oakwood High School.

Memorials may be made to Steve Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund, Tarleton State University Texan Football Program, P.O. Box 1486, Ft. Worth, TX 76101 or Grand Saline Old School Museum

Published August 22, 2010

Stephenville Empire-Tribune