David Wayne Davis

David Wayne Davis, a business owner and life-long resident of Waco, went to be with our Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of July 5, 2020 at the age of 55 while at home with his family.

Visitation:  5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Graveside Service:  Private family gathering Thursday, July 9, 2020

Dave was born January 15, 1965 in Fort Worth to Don and Patti Davis. He has an older brother, Mark Davis. Thereafter, the family moved to China Spring, where they currently reside. Dave graduated from China Spring High School where he was an multi-sport awarded athlete. From there, he went on to graduate from Baylor University and has always remained an avid Baylor Bear fan. Dave met his wife, Marti, when they were in elementary school and their love story remained on an uphill path from that moment on. They were wed on December 20, 1986. They welcomed their son, Zach, into this world on September 5, 1990 and their daughter, Sydney, into this world on February 25, 1993. His family has always been the most important part of his life.

Dave was a devoted father and took such pride in his children and their accomplishments. He adored his grandson, Sawyer, and the feeling was reciprocated in how much Sawyer loved his Pappy. The memories they made together will continue on in Sawyer’s heart for the rest of his life. He enjoyed being outdoors, watching sports with his son, barbequing and cooking for the masses, spending quality time with his daughter, and traveling with his wife and family. Dave was known for his uplifting and happy outlook on “Vacation Season”. The unconditional love he had for Marti was evident in everything Dave did. He also took pride in being a problem-solver who often took on difficult and challenging projects at work and around the house. He had an unmatchable work ethic and has left a legacy throughout the restoration business all over the country. He was a God fearing man who is leaving behind a strong and memorable legacy that we will continue to honor on a daily basis. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

Dave is survived by his wife, Marti Davis; his son, Zach and daughter-in-law, Lindsey Davis; his daughter, Sydney Davis; his parents, Don and Patti Davis; his brother, Mark and wife, Dedra Davis; his grandson, Sawyer Davis; and his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to the American Heart Association in honor of Dave Davis.


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  1. Deanna Williams Bracciale

    This hurts my heart ! Dave and I graduated together ! Class of 83! Marti and I were on Drill Team together ! I remember when they started dating in high school and we e would see each other at the grocery store when we were in college and I remember when they told me that they were getting married ! My heart goes out to Dave’s family ! God Bless you all ! I will be keeping you in my prayers !
    John 3:16!!! For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son , that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life !

    God Bless you all
    Deanna Williams Bracciale

  2. Its hard to keep the faith when we have the best of the best taken from us too soon. Losing my mother at this same age felt like something was stolen from me and from her as well. We can however keep the faith and we must. What a blessed and happy life he had for 55 years. God took him home too soon but blessed him and his family forever.

  3. Brian Whisnand

    I am very sad about Dave’s passing. He is a great guy, business man and someone that many people admire.

  4. Our deepest condolences to Marti, Sydney and Zack and the entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

    Randy and Terry

  5. The Cody Family

    Heaven has received a generous man with a heart of gold and a beautiful sense of humor. We’ve had trips and dinners that will last in our memories and hearts forever. We only wish we could have more of them. We will miss you Dave Davis for sure. To the Davis Family, Marti, Syd, Zack, Lindsey, Sawyer (Toots) – words are inadequate. We will pray for God to walk with you at this time.

  6. Lori Bost Wise

    My heart breaks for your family. Sending prayers and thoughts to heal the hole in your hearts.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for your family.

  8. Linda and Harry Littlewood

    The Davis family has been our friends and neighbors for a great part of the last 50 years. It is with a heavy heart that we wish sincere condolences to Patti and Don on the loss of their son Dave. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Davis family at this sad time.

  9. rhonda rostockyj

    So sorry for the Davis & Hall families. My heart is heavy for you.

    Rhonda Rostockyj

  10. The Good Lord has taken a great man way too early to go home to be with the Lord. I have known Dave my entire life. Dave and I were very close when we were in elementary school and then when he moved to China Spring and I did not see him near as much. But luckily Dave and his family started going to Crestview Church of Christ when we were 14 or 15 and my friendship strengthened once again. We had some great times after church and also on our church mission trips to Paonia, Colorado in high school. Dave never had a mean thing to say about anyone. He always had a smile on his face and was just a great guy to be around. He was a great friend and he will be sorely missed. I wished that I could have seen him lately. Dave you will be missed my friend. I love you and I miss you!

    I will be praying for Marti, Don, Patti, Mark, his kids and his grandson. God Bless the Davis Family during this trying time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    In Him,

    Cliff Dulock

  11. This is so sad. I don’t recall ever seeing Dave without a smile on his face. My condolences to Dave’s Family and Friends.

  12. Teresa Ramsey-Ottman

    My condolences to the Davis family and his work family Dave was a fantastic person that always had a smile on his face and a kind word to share. He was a joy to work and partner with. What a great loss.

  13. Don & Marilynn Sustala

    Marti and family, Don and I are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We remember you all from the ball games, cruises etc,. You both were such an asset to the China Spring community. He will be missed by so many. Thinking of you and extended family with love and prayers.

  14. Melody M Middaugh

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Davis family. My heart hurt when I heard about Dave. He was such a great guy. He always was smiling. I did not get to see him that much at the office but he will be missed. I pray for peace and comfort for y’all during this time.

  15. I love you Marti

  16. John & Gailey Bolfing

    My heart is just broken for this sweet family. May God wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


  18. Sorry for your loss, Dave was a true China Spring legend, I always looked up to him!! God bless

  19. Dave was truly a great man with a kind and gentle soul. No words can ease the pain of his loss for his family or friends. We must trust in the Lord and cherish our memories of Dave. We love you Marti, Zach and Sydney and we grieve with you.
    Matt and Shelly

  20. Jim and Melanie Cotyk

    Deepest condolences from the Cotyk family. Our prayers are with you.

  21. Dave would always welcome me with a smile and firm hand shake anytime he saw me. He was a very respected member of the Belfor family and will be missed dearly. Many prayers go out to his immediate family and may GOD BLESS you all.

  22. DD is the finest person I have ever known.

    A true friend and a family man in the purest sense with integrity few reach.

    The world is a lesser place now but heaven has the finest angel.

    May the Dove fly low and steady, may the silver bullet mountains stay blue and may the Skoal stay fresh my friend.

    Love always.

  23. Jack & Linda Henry

    Marti & Family
    So sad to hear the news. Dave is in the loving arms
    of Jesus and is rejoicing with friends and relatives that went before him. Dave will be missed by all as he was one of the real good guys. Prayers headed your way

  24. My heart and deepest sympathies go out to Dave’s family on their loss. I have only known Dave through emails at work, but he left a strong and sweet impression. I was very sadden to hear of his passing, please know that he will be missed by many.

  25. Carole Ninnemann

    My heart is breaking for your family. Joe and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

  26. Aaron McKinney

    Dave is always a comfort because you knew he had your back . He will always be a role model to all of us and not a day will go by without honoring that. I thank the Lord we got to spend some of our best time on earth with Dave Davis at our side. Love you and Praying for you Davis family

  27. Beverly & Galyn Musil

    Dave will be missed. As he ha a smile to greet you with. God B all the faalies

  28. Dave was such an incredibly wonderful man that everybody loved. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him, but it hurts that time was shortened. The memories of Dave will always be such happy ones, and I am forever grateful for having known him. Our hearts hurt for each one of the family, and we will continue to pray God’s comfort over you.

  29. I knew Dave going all of the way back to high school when we played football against each other. He was at China Spring and I was at Robinson. Dave was a good player and made the Super-Centex team his senior year. After I graduated from Baylor in 1988 Dave and I re-connected and we did business together for 30 years. We always signed our emails “FAMILY”. Dave was a man of integrity and character. Dave was loyal and a good friend and I will miss him dearly.

  30. Linda and Mike Funderburgh

    Our hearts are saddened to hear of your loss. Reading the condolences that portray him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and son, makes me wish I had known him. Take comfort in the knowledge that you gave life to this wonderful person who left such a legacy, and will always be missed. God bless you.

  31. Steve Chappell

    Dave was nothing short of a force in life…his love for Marti was an example to all who knew them, his love for his family in general was legendary, and his zest for life was virtually unparelled…

    We are covering Marti, Zach, and Sydney, and the rest of Dave’s family in our prayers. He left this world too soon, but left behind a tremendous example of how to live life to it’s fullest.

  32. Our condolences to the Davis family . We were all good friends who recited at the Hills of Childress Creek. Many great neighbor BBQ’s. Our prayers go out to your family.

    God Bless! The Delgado’s

  33. I am so saddened by the loss of your son, Dave. I too, have a David and can only imagine. Please know I sincerely care and will pray for you to be able to hold up thru this difficult time. 🙏. Special hugs to you and all your family❣️
    Love, Pam and Jim Key Family
    My Mom, Sue Campbell Dodd, sends her love too❤️

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