Luther Dee Davis

November 21, 1941 - October 30, 2018
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Luther Dee Davis, 76, of Dallas, Texas passed away on October 30, 2018. Dee was born on November 21, 1941 in Randolph, Texas to Burgher and Kathleen Davis. He is preceded in death by his father.

Dee graduated high school from New Mexico School for the Deaf, where he became a fan of the LA Dodgers...there are no pro teams in New Mexico. He loved all things sports: bowling, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and NASCAR. Dee played softball and basketball on a deaf team at First Baptist Church Irving through the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s. He was very active in his community serving in leadership roles within Irving Association of the Deaf and Deaf Action Center. Dee was also an avid bowler involved in several leagues in the DFW metroplex and even made numerous trips to Reno and Las Vegas for National Bowling Tournaments. He had several sports teams that he rooted for, but none compared to his Dallas Cowboys!!

Dee is survived by his wife of 41 years, Eva King Davis; sons, Robert (Tammy) Cranfill & Richard (Kelly) Cranfill; mother, Kathleen Cotham Davis; sister Kathy (Mike) Thomas; grandchildren, Christian (Ashley) Cranfill, Ryan (Allyson) Cranfill, Jacob Cranfill, Elizabeth Cranfill, Alexandrea Cranfill, Raylon Cranfill, & Taleah Cranfill; great grandchildren, Brayden Cranfill & Colton Cranfill; along with many more numerous loved ones.

Dee will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but we do not mourn as those who have no hope because to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2018 at First Baptist Church, 403 South Main Street, Irving, Texas. Dallas Cowboy shirts are welcome!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in memory of Luther Dee Davis to the Deaf Action Center at dactexas.org."

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Brian Passwaters
Dallas, TX
I have fond memories of Dee when I was a child.  I wish to express my condolences to Kathleen, Cathy and the rest of the family.  Always remember the happy memories you have of him.
Mollie Jeffrey
Dallas, TX
Sorely miss you Dee
Michael Edwards
Dallas, TX
Glad to have known him @ Deaf Action Center, through Eva, His wife.. inspired us with happy thoughts. Thanks for sharing our experience with you.  Now, I give you my blessing with love of brother's in Christ.  Happy Safe Journey to Heaven.  I will see you when the time is for me.
Sarah J (Gibbs) Treuer
APPLETON, WI
I am a long time christian friend. I did meet them at North Irving Baptist Church for few years. I meet them anywhere deaf events. He has sense of humor, sweet and kind of man. He love the Lord. Now he is with the Lord. I will miss him. Last time I saw him Aug. 2009 he and his wife visited Calvary Baptist Church Grand Prairie, TX. once. Prayers goes this family and his wife. I am thankful being christian friend with him and his wife that counting blessing and good memories.
Sarah J (Gibbs) Treuer
APPLETON, WI
I am a long time christian friend. I did meet them at North Irving Baptist Church for few years. I meet them anywhere deaf events. He has sense of humor, sweet and kind of man. He love the Lord. Now he is with the Lord. I will miss him. Last time I saw him Aug. 2009 he and his wife visited Calvary Baptist Church Grand Prairie, TX. once. Prayers goes this family and his wife. I am thankful being christian friend with him and his wife that counting blessing and good memories.
Byron Bridges
Greeley Colo, CO
Dee was a man that nobody can replace. A fun guy who love life more than most people. Dee loves his Irving people, Dallas Cowboys, Texas long horn and bowling. Many people know Dee because he is one of the nicest guy walking on this earth. I am blessed to know him and have him in my life. Thanks Dee. I’ll see you soon.
Johnny Lyles
Belle Plaine, KS
I have many memories of Dee,at every CHRISTmas,also in New Mexico when we lived there for a WHOLE month,and many other times through the years.Between my first hitch in the AirForce and my remaining years in military.My Aunt Enie(Kathlene And Uncle Burger was overly kind and allowed myself,wife and baby to live with them in Dallas. I know this was a hardship on them,and I am so very grateful for their kindness. This gave me another opportunity to have some time with their family,and spend some time with Dee,although the times were short, as we all worked.After Going back in the Air Force I didn't see much family,I miss those days .Thank You all.Dee will be missed by all who knew him,but that's ok, He is with Jesus now.
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