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2013-10-17

Glenn "Hump" Davis

1930-2013

Glenn "Hump" Davis died Sunday, October 6, 2013. He was born in Three Rivers, October 27, 1930 and lived in Callahan until the family moved to Houston when he was 14. He served in the Marine Corps as 1st Sergeant and saw action in the Korean War. When he returned home, he followed his passion and became a true-life cowboy on the Coghill Ranch in Silverton. He managed several thousand acres of fence line, herded cattle and managed the training of horses.

Glenn was a very loving, caring family man and a great storyteller. He is remembered by most for carrying the American flag at the opening Rodeo Grand Entry at the Mansfield Park Rodeo arena. He taught many young men skills needed in their rodeo events, skills that he acquired while riding the circuit throughout the entire Houston area in the late 40s.

Glenn resided at the Weik Ranch on Kyle Ranch Road for 35 years managing racehorses and later they down sized to a smaller ranch in Tarpley. He was still following his five year old, boyhood dream of becoming a cowboy, doing what he loved the most - riding his horse up until his death.

You'll be missed, "Hump".

He is survived by his wife, Laverne Wallace Davis of Tarpley, stepdaughter Donna Haddock of Houston, a sister, Beverly Jo Davis Powell of Bandera, numerous grandchildren, great & great-great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Kerrville.

A memorial service will be held at his former ranch house on the Weik Ranch, in Tarpley on October 19 at 1pm. The ranch is located one mile west of the bridge in Tarpley on FM 470.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your favorite charity in his memory.