I lived the life I loved and loved the life I lived.

David Lee Black passed from this life and into his Father’s kingdom on October 19, 2013 in his beloved hometown of Rankin, TX.

David Lee was born on September 16, 1954 in Taylor, TX to Frazier “Bubba” and Berdine Black. He was fortunate to be born into a family with loving parents and brothers and sisters who would always share a special bond. David Lee attended his early childhood at Reagan County ISD and his high school years at Rankin ISD where he excelled in basketball, football, and baseball. He was a proud Red Devil his entire life, and he was a faithful fan. You could always find David Lee on the Rankin football field on a Friday night, working on the chain gang. He married Martha Abalos on August 28, 1976, and they were blessed with four children: Denisa, John David, Whitney, and Markus.

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Gerald “Jerry” Davis, of Big Lake, met his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Jerry was born on January 3, 1941 in Lamesa, Texas to Deen and Nonnette Davis.

Jerry grew up in O’Donnell, Texas where some of his fondest memories include playing on the state winning Lamesa baseball team and childhood memories of a friendship with Dan Blocker.

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Joe was born March 4, 1920 to Charles L. Nanny and Gela McNabb Nanny in Almo, Kentucky. His family moved to Kerr County, Texas when he was 9. Joe spent his younger years cowboying and breaking horses. He also made quite a name for himself as a rough-stock rider at many rodeos in the Hill Country and South Texas. In 1942, Joe was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was sent to Ft. Riley, Kansas to be in the mounted Cavalry and quickly made his way up the ranks to Sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 1946, but the memories of his cavalry days remained vivid in his mind for the rest of his life. Joe worked for several different ranches after the war and raised and trained many working stock dogs. In 1961, he moved his family to Barnhart to work for ES Mayer, Jr. Joe remained with the Mayer Ranch for well over 30 years.

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