Maurice E. Davis, 93, a member of Oakwood Baptist Church, passed away on June 7, 2019. He was born in Austin, Texas, on August 29, 1925. He was a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and he will be greatly missed.
Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Lee and Sue Davis, and his two siblings, Marvin Davis and Mable Raup. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judith Davis, and their children, Scarlett Davis Spivey (Ray), Brooks Davis (Laurie), Michael Rollie Davis, Patrick Davis (Jennifer), Peter O’Heeron (Angela), and Dawn Davis Loring and her partner, Steven Austin. Maurice also leaves behind his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Maurice joined the Navy during World War II and returned to Austin following his service, graduating from the University of Texas under the GI bill in 1949. He worked at the Texas Health Department and retired to New Braunfels in 1994, splitting his time between traveling with Judith and volunteering for local organizations including McKenna Memorial Hospital, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library, The Children’s Museum, and the Senior Center. One of his favorite post-retirement jobs was working as a greeter at Schlitterbahn. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, old movies, football, and chocolate above all.
Maurice was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012 and was admitted to New Braunfels Memory Care in 2016. In November 2018, he was placed in the care of Hope Hospice. He was loved by all involved in his care and his family is very grateful for both organizations. The family would also like to thank Dr. James Bartay and Dr. Mark Burns and their staff for over 25 years of care. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Oakwood Baptist Church, followed by a reception. Private interment with military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels or to Oakwood Baptist Church. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.luxfhcares.com and select obituaries.