Myrtis E. Davis – Runnels County Register
Myrtis E. Davis, 85, of San Angelo, TX, was welcomed into her heavenly home on August 8, 2022. Myrtis was born March 22, 1937, in Corpus Christi, TX, to Wesley Silas Harris and Letha Myrtis (Stone) Harris . She grew up with her three brothers, Will, Joe and Harold Harris, in Corpus Christi and graduated from Flour Bluff High School in 1954.
Myrtis met the love of her life, Wilburn Lee Davis, when he began attending her church in Flour Bluff shortly after being stationed at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. She and Wilburn were married on January 1, 1954, and she devoted her life to creating a loving home for him and their four children. During Wilburn’s career as a journalist, the family lived in Nacogdoches, TX, Mena, AR and Corpus Christi before settling in Sinton, TX. After their youngest child graduated from high school in 1979, they moved back to Wilburn’s hometown of Ballinger, where they lived until 2002 before moving to San Angelo. A lifelong teacher, Myrtis worked as a teacher’s aide for Sinton ISD from 1967 to 1979. In 1981, she earned a BS in Elementary Education from Angelo State University.
She taught at Ballinger ISD for a year, then spent 12 years teaching at Olfen ISD before retiring. Myrtis Davis was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Wilburn, brothers Will and Joe, and her mother, Letha. Survivors include brother Harold and his wife, Maudette, brother-in-law Gene Davis, sister-in-law Carolyn Davis and four children, Lee Davis (Cindy) of Washington, TX, Glenn Davis (Kathy) of Euless, TX, Pam Buffington (Larry) of Smithville, OK, and Dale Davis (Ann) of Bristol, VA, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Belmore Baptist Church, 1214 S Bell St, San Angelo, TX 76903. The memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the church sanctuary immediately after the Visitation. At the conclusion of the memorial service, all are invited to join the family for a brief service of commitment at Evergreen Cemetery, Farm to Market Road 2887, Ballinger, TX 76821. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made at: Texas Baptist Men, 5351 Catron, Dallas, TX 75227 (www.tbmtx.org), or West Texas Boys Ranch, 10223 Boys Ranch Rd, San Angelo, TX 76904 (www.wtbr.org). Please visit www.harper-funeralhome.com to read a full obituary and share your condolences with family and friends.