Donald Davis

donald davis

September 11, 1950 ~ February 13, 2022

Born in: Dallas, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Red, otherwise known as Barefoot Red and legally known as Donald James Davis, 71, of Bryan, Texas passed away on February 13, 2022 at his home with his wife.

Red was born on September 11, 1950, and shown interest in all things mechanical and fast at an early age. He began tinkering with engines (cars, trucks and motorcycles) which propelled his career as one hell of a mechanic. Harleys and drag races were the highlights of his younger years. Safety took priority when he married Doris and inherited her four wild and crazy kids. He was a wealth of knowledge that he enjoyed sharing with the kids, including anyone that called, showed up, or sent up a flare for help. If it took gas or diesel and had wheels, he was eager to talk about it! Quoting Bill Allen, “Nobody in this area knew what he knew about Flatheads.”

Red married his high school sweetheart, Doris Wasicek, on July 30, 1994. Her four kids became their four kids and they turned his hair from red to gray.

Red was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Ruth, his father, CA and step-mother, Tillie.

He is survived by his wife, Doris, of Bryan, Texas, their four children: Alvin Bollom Jr. and his wife, Jenny and their daughter Hope of Montgomery, Dawn Seliz and her two daughters, Miranda and Kyla of College Station, Charity Whitehead and her husband, Bobby and their two sons, Alex and Va’Shon, and daughter, Jae-Lynn of Bryan, and LeRoy Selix Jr. and his wife, Alisha and their daughter Kailey and son Kage of Montgomery.


Visitation: February 17, 2022 3:00 pm - February 16, 2022 4:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Funeral Service: February 17, 2022 4:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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  1. Red was a loving husband, dad, Papa, and friend to so many, as well as a talented and honest mechanic. Beyond that, however, he was one of those people that you just couldn’t put a label on. He was the perfect mix of biker, philosopher, tinkerer, pitmaster, animal caretaker, storyteller, and treasure hunter. He carried with him a sense of mischief and at the same time a level of sincerity not usually found in those you meet. He knew his audience when chatting it up but wasn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers with a well-timed joke. He was honest to the core and would never let harm come to those he loved. Red was one of a kind and one of the kindest humans to have graced this Earth. This was his prelude. His heavenly home is now all the better for his presence there. We miss you, Red/Papa and know you are part of us still.

  2. My brother Lee Crawford and I loved Red. It’s not many people that can make a “mid-engine” truck! And it ran! I think later my brother actually bought that truck from him to race up at Little River. We both grew up in the Gulf Station our daddy owned-always working on things. Red was very brilliant when it came to working on things. We had lots of fun together going racing. I’d have to stop at Sefciks sometimes just to visit. Prayers for all of his family left behind.

  3. The reflections of Red (above) all made me smile and nod. 🙂 Adam, Marley, Abby, Morgan, and I all send our love to you all… Doris, the kids, spouses, and grandkids. It was clear that Red loved you all so much!! We always enjoyed our visits with Red and Doris, and I just most of all remember Red’s kind and welcoming nature…always served with a side of humor. 🙂 May we all walk in his footsteps, enjoying life, people, and the things that really bring us joy… Sending big hugs from us all, Heather

  4. With deepest sympathy, I’m very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family.
    Linda Salvato

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