David Thomas Davis

Friday, November 30, 2007

David Thomas Davis, 63, of Harrison, died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. He was born May 28, 1944, near the community of Olvey to Sterling Thomas and Thelma Mary Lancaster Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother George John Davis.

David is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Honeycutt Davis of the home; three children: Jeff Davis and his wife Tracy; and a daughter Gay Hilburn, all of Harrison; Craig Davis and his wife Marlo of Little Rock; two sisters, Mary Jean Halter of Nixa, Mo., Martha Plummer and her husband Charlie of Springfield, Mo. Five grandchildren: Kali and Tyler Davis, Jake and Hannah Hilburn, all of Harrison, and Zachary Davis of Berryville.

David began his career in retail sales in 1960 working for West's Department Store and was later transferred to south Arkansas to become an assistant store manager. He returned to Harrison and in 1972 he found auto sales to be his passion. In 1979 he opened David Davis Auto Sales on the Harrison bypass and in 1984 he became the owner of the Chevrolet and Pontiac dealership located on the square in Berryville. In 1986, a new dealership was built on the eastern edge of Berryville. David fulfilled his dream of owning and operating David Davis Chevrolet-Pontiac, Inc., where he worked until his passing.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being outdoors. He enjoyed riding horses and working on the farm. He was dedicated to his family and he especially enjoyed spending time with them at the family's hunting camp. Nothing brought him greater joy than his five grandchildren. He cherished every moment they spent together and they will deeply miss him.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Eagle Heights Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be made online at www.christesonfuneralhome. com.