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.
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.