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Linda Jo Davis

April 9, 1947 - August 3, 2019

Linda Jo Lorance Davis was born April 9, 1947 in Culleoka, Texas to Helen Geneva Henager Lorance and Joe Frank Lorance.  She was called to Heaven from her loving home August 3, 2019.  She married on November 26, 1969 to Jimmy Harold Davis.  She was the oldest of 8 children who grew up a Farmer’s Daughter in Hunt County and later took up a career as a switchboard operator with Southwestern Bell until she became a full time mother and loving homemaker for her own children and husband, still making time to help her mother and father work in the field on the farm where they raised and sold the best tasting cantaloupes that could be found for miles around.

She later returned to work as a Switch Board Operator for Wysong’s Hospital, then as a salesclerk for JcPenney Retail and retired completely in 2017 from Feagin’s Supermarket where she loved to see her small town friends and family on a daily basis.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, sitting on the front porch, watching her flock of ducks, taking her little dog “Bobby” for golf cart rides and an occasional trip to the Casino.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Frank Lorance and Helen Geneva (Henager) Lorance, brother Michael Ray Lorance and loving Husband, Jimmy Harold Davis, all of Merit, Texas.

She is survived by her two children, daughter Jennifer Davis and son Jimmy Glen Davis of Merit, Texas, sisters, Brenda Sue Blakemore of Merit, Texas, Shirley Kay Coker of Farmersville, Texas and Kathy Striplin of Greenville, Texas, brothers, James Franklin Lorance, Tracy Allen Lorance and Brian Keith Lorance, all of Merit, Texas.

She was a woman of strong Christian Faith, who was a true believer in honest, humanity and reaching out to care for and help all of God’s Children.  We will always carry her in our hearts.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hurst’s Fielder Baker Funeral Home, 107 N. Washington Street, Farmersville, Texas.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Merit Cemetery in Merit, Texas. 

Pallbearers for the services are, Nicky Welborn, Mario Terrones, Robert Rogers, James Lorance, Brian Lorance and Jimmy Davis.  Honorary Pallbearers are Jack Wigington and M. C. Jordan.

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On behalf of all Marketplace Chaplains serving at Encore Wire in McKinney TX, our deepest condolences are extended to Jimmy Davis and Jennifer Davis at the loss of your beloved mother. As she is now absent from the body, we know she is present with the Lord. May He send you His continued comfort as you transition through this loss. Chaplain Carolyn Buquet, August 6, 2019 Jimmy, so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was the sweetest lady. Would run into her from time to time at JcPenny's or Feagin's. Always cheerful and smiling. Bridget Riley, August 5, 2019 So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Laura Mitchell, August 5, 2019 I was deeply saddened by the news of Linda's passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. Rick Decker, August 4, 2019