Arvis Davis, 93, of Paducah, Texas, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021.
He was born on March 26, 1928, in Fort Smith, Ark. to Tullis and Mada Smith Davis. Arvis attended school and completed Clarendon Jr. College in Clarendon, Texas.
He married Jo Anne Blackwell on August 13, 1948, in Clarendon. Arvis later moved his family to Paducah in 1962 where he started Arvis Davis Chevrolet House where he worked until his retirement in 2020. Arvis was very proud that in 2003, the Arvis Davis Chevrolet House was ranked #2 in the nation for customer service.
His wife of 58 years, Jo Anne, passed away in July 2006. Arvis later married Janis Lawrence in Childress, Texas on August 11, 2017. Arvis was a member of the Lions Club, First United Methodist Church of Paducah and Childress. He served as board president for Paducah ISD as well as board president for the bank board.
Arvis was preceded in death by his parents and wife Jo Anne.
He is survived by his wife, Janis Davis; daughter, Tracy Prater and husband W.E. Prater, MD of Breckenridge; stepdaughter, Julie Barber and husband Jeff Barber of Amarillo; grandchildren, Megan Prater and Jacob White of Watauga and Will Prater and Caitlin Gibson of Richmond, Va.; step grandchildren, Emily Barber and Addison Barber of Amarillo; great grandchildren, Holen and Hayden White of Watauga and Collin and Porter Barber of Amarillo.
Funeral services took place at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021, at First United Methodist Church in Paducah. Interment followed at the Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Paducah and Childress.