January 13, 1943 ~ July 22, 2021

Born in: Marshall, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Grayum L. Davis, of Bryan, Texas passed on to be with his Lord and Savior on July 22, 2021, at St. Joesph Hospital with his wife, Dorothy by his side. Services will be held at Reliance Baptist Church on Saturday, July 31st @ Noon officiated by family friend GlennDowling. Memorial and Celebration of Life will be held after the funeral services at Messina Hof Winery @ 1 PM.

Grayum was the third child born to Grayum Debis and Jewel Rachel Davis on January 13, 1943, in Marshall, TX

Grayum grew up in Jacksonville, TX where he attended Jacksonville High School and upon graduation received a scholarship to attend Texas A&M University’s corps of cadets program. He was a proud member of the E-1 company of the cadets and a member of Ross Volunteers where he formed some of his most cherished friendships and memories which still live on today. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1966 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. From 1966-1969 Grayum was commissioned as a 2nd Liteuntnat in the U.S. Army and served one tour of duty in Vietnam.  In 1970 he graduated with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and 1974 with a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Houston.

He married the love of his life, Dorothy Jean Carter on October 28, 1966, on Texas A&M University’s campus chapel and formed a loving marriage over 55 years while developing many loving friendships and memories across the world. Grayum had two sons which he raised with high moral standards to practice loyalty, integrity, the value of hard work, and kindness. Grayum’s professional career was spent as a mechanical engineer in various leadership capacities in the sub-sea oil and gas production industry working on various projects throughout the globe. He later retired with Dorothy to Bryan, TX to be closer to family, friends, and Texas A&M. Through his retirement he became active in the community with the Brazos county sheriffs department, Westminster Church, OPAS Theater, and teaching graduate mechanical engineering courses at Texas A&M University.

He was predeceased by his parents, Grayum and Jewel Davis, and sister, Judy Nutt. Grayum is survived by his loving family: wife Dorothy, children Grayum Lee Davis, Randal Davis and his wife Bonnie; sister Peggy Cunningham and nieces Stephanie Richardson and Melanie Waltz; nephew Cam Nutt; brother Bobby Carter and his wife Sarah, brother Billy Carter his wife Deborah; nieces Christie Carter and Susan Carter.

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  1. Condolences to the entire Davis Family. Thoughts and prayers to you all as you begin to celebrate the life of Mr Davis. Love you, Philip.

  2. Uncle Grayum was so special to me during my lifetime. He made me an Aggie for life even though I never had the chance to attend (whoop). He was a great friend and so kind and helpful during Moms journey. I pray they are all together now and rejoicing in their new eternal life. I will see you one day again Uncle Grayum. I love you.

  3. Heart-felt condolences to all of the Davis family. I consider myself fortunate to have shared some experiences with you along the way.
    Peace be with you.

  4. Grayum, the Jacksonville Class of 1961 will miss you. You were always there to support us all throughout the years. I am so glad I got to spend some time with you and Dorothy, your child bride, as you always introduced her, at our last reunion. You will be remembered as a fine stand up Christian man. We will miss you but heaven has gained a man of wisdom and we take comfort in that. Rest In Peace young man!

  5. My heart aches for the loss of Grayum who was a long time friend of my late husband. I cannot believe that, in a matter of nine months these two Aggies, both from Jacksonville, Texas; both recipients of a scholarship as Corp members. Nothing prepares us for this. Dorothy my love and sympathy to you and your sons.
    My sincere condolences to the family and most particularly to Dorothy who now has to remake her life.
    Grayum is surely smiling down on you as you work through the next couple of months. God Bless.
    My the loving memories of a past well spent in his company bring you comfort.


  7. We are sorry we didn’t get to know Grayum better, he was loved by all who knew him. Everytime we make biscuits and gravy, we will think of him.

  8. My heart is broken over Grayums passing. He was such a comfort to me and stuck by my side through difficult circumstances. He was my daughter Shannon’s God Father and he and Dorothy attended her and my son Treys wedding Dorothy I’m so sorry I can’t attend the services. I would love to see you and the boys. Please let me know if I can do anything. We still live in Nacogdoches and every time I go through Jacksonville I think of Grayum and remember the street he lived on.
    936-569-4889. Love to u and the boys

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