Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years Shirley Canaday Davis of Sanderson; children Rita F. Davis, Richard (Sharon) Davis, Elmus (Carolyn) Davis Jr., Jerry (Cheryl) Davis, Cindy (Eddy) Sanders and Scott (Lori) Davis; sisters Pearly Shumate and Alice Roaldsen; brothers Carlton (Margie) Davis and Preston (Miriam) Davis all of Sanderson; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews which he loved.
The funeral service was held Saturday, March 24 at 2 pm at his church with Eddy Sanders officiating, assisted by Rev. Tim Alford. Interment with Masonic rites followed at Cedar Creek Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.