Naxey Earl Davis, 77, of Celeste passed away Oct. 29, 2013, at his home.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. today in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Josh Nichols officiating.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. today until service time.
Born Nov. 25, 1935, in Snyder, Naxey was the son of George H. and Geraldine (Woolever) Davis. He taught school in Coolidge, Ariz., and was a teacher and head football coach in Carlsbad, N.M., before becoming a building contractor in Highland Park and surrounding area.
His survivors include a son, Ned Thurmond and wife Annette of Southlake; daughters Jenny Lynn Dungan and husband John of Tulsa, Okla., Jodet Bindel and husband Pete of California, and Zebrah Jahnke and husband Jeff of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Belinda Arey of Greenville; and niece Jennifer Evanko and husband George of Leonard.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jerry A. Davis.
Family request memorials be made to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.cokermathews.com and wwwheraldbanner.com.