Emma Jean Davis, 96, went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2021. She passed away peacefully in her home in Sulphur Springs with family by her side.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 31 at 1:00pm at Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point, TX for the family. In honor of Jean’s wishes, donations can be sent to Christ Haven in support of fostering loving homes.
Jean was born on December 22, 1924 in Sapulpa, OK to Grover Emmet Rucker and Alice Elizabeth Sharp Rucker, but was raised in Sand Flat, Texas. She graduated from Grand Saline High School in 1942 and attended business college in Los Angeles, CA. She married Cleatus ‘Buck’ Davis of Myrtle Springs on April 10, 1944 and they celebrated 52 years of marriage together. They raised their family in Dallas, Texas, until moving to East Texas in retirement. In Sulphur Springs, she was a member of League Street Church of Christ serving the congregation in several areas of ministry. Jean’s faith was evident in the way she served her family, friends, community, and church. She showed hospitality no matter the circumstance and was known for her chocolate pies baked with love. Her passion for studying God’s Word never ceased.
Jean is survived by her three children; son Grover Davis and wife Lynn of Sulphur Springs, TX; daughter Nancy Yates and husband Bill of Keller, TX; and daughter Wanda Williamson and husband Gary of Sulphur Springs, TX; brother Manord Rucker; six grandchildren: Jeff Davis, Jennifer Robb, Kyle Yates, Lindsey Dyll, Cody Williamson, and Sarah Mills; nine great grandchildren; one great great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cleatus ‘Buck’ Davis, four brothers, Maurice Rucker, Carmen Rucker, Jerry Rucker, Harold Rucker, and a sister, Laverne Hood.