Floyd Davis, Jr.

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Floyd Davis, Jr.

Shawnee - Shawnee resident Floyd David, Jr., 89, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Ok.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

Floyd Watson Davis, Jr. began his adventurous life as a "free range" kid in the backwoods of Seminole County on January 7, 1932. Born in his Grandpa and Grandma Bush's house to Floyd, Sr. and Maudie Bush Davis, Floyd loved the outdoors. Armed with a slingshot, pocketknife (no real man would ever be caught without one), and Bob, his dog, young Floyd would head for the woods. As he grew older, the slingshot became a BB gun, then a .22 rifle, then a Thirty-ought-six deer rifle- Paul Harris said he bought that one because it was the only one he could afford- and finally a high powered elk hunting rifle. The antlers of the fallen elk hung proudly in his living room on Kickapoo but were reassigned by Juanita to the garage on Fischer Drive. He never was without the pocketknife.

Floyd's adventure in marriage began in 1949 when he fell head over heels in love with Juanita Hixson. "Can I see you tomorrow?" Floyd asked one Saturday after their first date. "If you want to see me tomorrow you'll be in church," Juanita retorted, expecting that was the last she'd see of him. But, sure enough, the next day here came Floyd walking down the aisle. He plopped down and put his arm around her. Married on June 25, 1950, his arm stayed around her for 71 years. "We only stayed together to be different," he loved to say. Floyd and Juanita set an amazing example of commitment to a marriage relationship.

Together they raised three children: Steve Davis (deceased); La Nita and Keith Lough of Oklahoma City; Melody and Tom Winn of Shawnee; seven grandchildren: Brian Lough, Cindy Lough Sandoval, Kevin Lough, Kelli and John Plumb, Scott and Anna Hodges, Kaci and Colton Johnson, and Amy and Brad Cowdrey; eight great-grandchildren: Damian and Isaac Sandoval, Carson, Jace, and Landon Plumb, Drew, Hallie, and Beau Davis Hodges, Molly and MacKenzie Johnson.

Floyd worked for the United States Air Force for 35 years. He was stationed at Tinker Field but in his last years of service worked directly with Air Force headquarters. Floyd's service record proves that he was good at what he did, choosing early retirement over moving his family to Dayton, Ohio and a high-ranking civilian position with the Air Force.

After retirement, Floyd and Juanita devoted full-time to their herbal health business. Many have benefited from Floyd's recommendations for better health. Even the nurses and doctors who attended Floyd over the last months were given a lesson in herbology and muscle testing. Retirement also gave Floyd the opportunity to earn four black belts in Tai Kwon Do, a feat he was very proud of accomplishing.

In his last moments, Floyd said, "I'm going on a new adventure, one I've never been on. But I know it will be interesting." He left for that journey on October 10, 2021 at the age of 89 years and 9 months. He was a faithful member of the Lord's church, worshiping the last few years with the Christians at the Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh, OK. He served a lifetime leading singing-or "commanding singing" as someone observed, serving as a deacon, and mentoring many young and old in life. He saw the adventure of Christianity as a commitment that demanded discipline and growth in knowing Scripture and sharing with those in need. A strong man of faith and Bible knowledge, Floyd led his family as one who knew the grace and mercy of his loving God. He will be missed for his wit, wisdom, and spirit of adventure.

Posted online on October 12, 2021

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Obituaries in Shawnee, OK | The Shawnee News-Star

Floyd Davis, Jr.

Walker Funeral and Cremation Service

Floyd Davis, Jr.

Shawnee - Shawnee resident Floyd David, Jr., 89, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Ok.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

Floyd Watson Davis, Jr. began his adventurous life as a "free range" kid in the backwoods of Seminole County on January 7, 1932. Born in his Grandpa and Grandma Bush's house to Floyd, Sr. and Maudie Bush Davis, Floyd loved the outdoors. Armed with a slingshot, pocketknife (no real man would ever be caught without one), and Bob, his dog, young Floyd would head for the woods. As he grew older, the slingshot became a BB gun, then a .22 rifle, then a Thirty-ought-six deer rifle- Paul Harris said he bought that one because it was the only one he could afford- and finally a high powered elk hunting rifle. The antlers of the fallen elk hung proudly in his living room on Kickapoo but were reassigned by Juanita to the garage on Fischer Drive. He never was without the pocketknife.

Floyd's adventure in marriage began in 1949 when he fell head over heels in love with Juanita Hixson. "Can I see you tomorrow?" Floyd asked one Saturday after their first date. "If you want to see me tomorrow you'll be in church," Juanita retorted, expecting that was the last she'd see of him. But, sure enough, the next day here came Floyd walking down the aisle. He plopped down and put his arm around her. Married on June 25, 1950, his arm stayed around her for 71 years. "We only stayed together to be different," he loved to say. Floyd and Juanita set an amazing example of commitment to a marriage relationship.

Together they raised three children: Steve Davis (deceased); La Nita and Keith Lough of Oklahoma City; Melody and Tom Winn of Shawnee; seven grandchildren: Brian Lough, Cindy Lough Sandoval, Kevin Lough, Kelli and John Plumb, Scott and Anna Hodges, Kaci and Colton Johnson, and Amy and Brad Cowdrey; eight great-grandchildren: Damian and Isaac Sandoval, Carson, Jace, and Landon Plumb, Drew, Hallie, and Beau Davis Hodges, Molly and MacKenzie Johnson.

Floyd worked for the United States Air Force for 35 years. He was stationed at Tinker Field but in his last years of service worked directly with Air Force headquarters. Floyd's service record proves that he was good at what he did, choosing early retirement over moving his family to Dayton, Ohio and a high-ranking civilian position with the Air Force.

After retirement, Floyd and Juanita devoted full-time to their herbal health business. Many have benefited from Floyd's recommendations for better health. Even the nurses and doctors who attended Floyd over the last months were given a lesson in herbology and muscle testing. Retirement also gave Floyd the opportunity to earn four black belts in Tai Kwon Do, a feat he was very proud of accomplishing.

In his last moments, Floyd said, "I'm going on a new adventure, one I've never been on. But I know it will be interesting." He left for that journey on October 10, 2021 at the age of 89 years and 9 months. He was a faithful member of the Lord's church, worshiping the last few years with the Christians at the Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh, OK. He served a lifetime leading singing-or "commanding singing" as someone observed, serving as a deacon, and mentoring many young and old in life. He saw the adventure of Christianity as a commitment that demanded discipline and growth in knowing Scripture and sharing with those in need. A strong man of faith and Bible knowledge, Floyd led his family as one who knew the grace and mercy of his loving God. He will be missed for his wit, wisdom, and spirit of adventure.

Posted online on October 12, 2021