Cecil M. Davis
Published in the Clovis
News Journal and the Portales News-Tribune from 8/14/2008 - 8/15/2008
Cecil M. Davis of Albuquerque passed from this life on August 8, 2008.
Cecil was born on February 26, 1932, in Amber, Oklahoma, to Joe L. and
Edna Davis. Cecil grew up and graduated from Clovis High School in 1950.
Known for his athletic prowess, he earned positions on New Mexico All
State teams in baseball, basketball, and football. He graduated from Wayland
Baptist College in 1955 and Baylor University in 1960. While in college
he played professional and minor league baseball as a pitcher with the
Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds.
He coached and taught in various districts in Colorado, Texas, and New
Mexico. Cecil was employed locally at Texico from 1975 to 1980 and in
Floyd from 1980 to 1982. He concluded his career in 1994 as Superintendent
of Hatch Valley Schools where he was instrumental in buildling a new middle
school and developing a program to update the district's physical facilities.
Cecil's honors included induction into The Wayland Baptist University
Athletic Hall of Honor in 2005-2006. He was proud of his double eagle
on December 15, 2004, on the sixth hole, 525 yards, at Ladera, also his
hole-in-one scored on the twelfth hole, 182 yards, at Arroyo Del Oso,
on April 21, 2004.
From his first marriage, he had three children, Lynne, Bryan, and Ann.
In 1978, he married Alice Harvey and gained two daughters, Kathy and Cindy.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Alice; children, Bryan of Las Vegas, New
Mexico, Lynne Thompson and Ann Davis of Austin, Texas; stepdaughters,
Cindy (Benny) Wooton of Roswell, New Mexico, Kathy (Butch) Priest of Bernardo,
New Mexico, and five grandchildren, Ruth Ellen Thompson, Joby (Sabrina)
and Sumer Priest, Will (Toni) Wooton, and Shelby (Destry) Moss. Grampy
Cecil has five great grandsons, Colton and Colby Priest, Brighton and
Braxton Wooton, and Grady Moss. Three brothers, George (Dianne) and Joe
Roy (Joyce) Davis of Clovis, New Mexico, Jim (Winnie) Davis of El Paso,
Texas and stepsister, Mildred Flores of Fresno, California and a host
of friends and golfing buddies.
His parents; a brother, Bruce and four sisters, Darline, Patsy, Gloria,
and Joyce Ann preceded Cecil in death.
Graveside services celebrating Cecil's life will be Saturday, August 16,
at 9:30 AM at Lawn Haven Cemetery, 1601 Llano Estacado, Clovis, New Mexico
followed by a memorial reception at the Chaparral Country Club, 1300 Colonial
In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity and/or take a friend
golfing and send scores to the Davis Family.