Walter John Davis, 86, passed away on Thursday, July 21. Walter was born Nov. 3, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo., to Walter M. and Louise H. Davis.
He graduated from Southwest High School in St. Louis. In 1942, he enlisted and served in the U. S. Navy. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., in 1949. He returned to serve in the Navy until honorably discharged in 1952. He founded and was president of the Cross Country Insurance Agency and Crowder Davis & Co. (later renamed Dexter Insurance).
He was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, John DeGrazier Masonic Lodge, Hella Temple Shrine, and Top of Dallas Shrine Club. He was also a volunteer with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives).
Walter is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Louise, daughter Evelyn, her husband, Miguel Ylagan and their children Elaina and Michael; son James M. Davis, wife Deborah and their children Preston and Price; son W. John Davis Jr., wife Andrea and their son Ben; and son William F. Davis, wife Amy and their children William, Hannah, and Gilbert.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, July 29 at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 11122 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75229. In lieu of flowers, please make any expression of sympathy in the form of a memorial contribution to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.