Class of 1952
1952 Maroon Spotlight
D. E. 50-51, Football 51-52, Basketball 48-51, Band 48-51.
Wendell Allen Davis
March 21, 1934 – December 9, 1993
Services for Wendell Allen Davis, 59, Tyler, TX, were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Broussard’s Mortuary chapel in Beaumont. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.
Mr. Davis died Thursday in a Tyler hospital.
He was born March 21, 1934, in Perry, Okla., to Farris and Mabel Harkins Davis. After graduation from Perry high school in 1952, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Mr. Davis started a small boat dealership, Davis Boat Sales, that grew to the largest in Tyler, TX. By 1987, with more than 30 years in the marine industry, the company was named one of the top five Mercury dealers in Texas and one of the top 100 in the United States, and one of the top Yamaha dealers in the county.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Ann Chambers and Karen Igla, both of Overland Park, Kan.; mother, Mabel Davis, Beaumont; one brother, Gordon Leroy Davis, Springdale, Ark.; and two grandchildren.