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Funeral services for Harold Davis, 90, of Rockdale were held Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with Rev. Rodney B. Kruse, the Scott & White Hospice chaplain, officiating. Burial follow at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Mr. Davis died Sunday, Dec. 19, at his home.

He was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Elgin to Thomas Houston and Maddie Adel (Stone) Davis.

Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was on board the USS California when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

After an honorable discharge in 1945, he married Babe Ruth Hadaway on April 29, 1946, in Houston.

Mr. Davis worked for the U.S. Postal Service Special Delivery in Houston for 29½ years.

After he retired in 1977, he and his wife moved to Bastrop where they lived for 17 years before making Rockdale their home for the past 16 years.

Mr. Davis was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Taylor VFW and Georgetown Marine League.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Gale Lawson; his parents; three brothers, Dale Davis, Violas Davis and Hal Davis; and two sisters, Helen Barker and Ruby Rogas.

Survivors are his wife, Babe Ruth Davis of Rockdale; two sons, Ronald Davis and wife Deborah of Montgomery, Gary Wayne Davis of Austin; a daughter, Barbara Jean Davis and life partner Kelli Baker of New Braunfels; four grandchildren, Greg Davis of Tomball, Jennifer Davis of Magnolia, Bimberly Temple of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Aubrey Davis of Portland, Tennessee; and two great-grandchildren, Kyle Wade Tyler of Magnolia, Mackenzie Temple of Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Pallbearers were Greg Davis, David Scardino, Mike Sprenger, Brady Russell, Charles Bolten and Jimmy Browning.


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