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Zack ''Butch'' Davis
March 4, 1950 - December 27, 2003



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Bruce LovesmithStacey Carr (Harrison)
CAROL ENGELDarren Main
Debbie FreemanJannie "Ann" Main
Kenneth and Tommie McDonaldMarsha Harrell
B. Keith and Johnette S. Graff Anderson, Emma GracTom,Julie, Hunter,Jarrett Pleasant
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Diane McElyeaGarry and Debi Ely
Georgia Graff "Aunt Georgia May"Jamie Miller-Clover
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By: Jenny Davis Burton Jul 14, 2005
I just wanted to let anyone know who might read this, that after my dad's passing, it was required by the State of Texas that an autopsy be done, since he had not been in the care of a doctor in the last 30 days, and no doctor would sign off on his cause of death. After waiting about 8 weeks, we got the results back of his autopsy....He died in fact of a massive Heart attack, not from the polycythemia vera, as originally believed. Three of his 4 arteries were 100% blocked and the forth was 90% blocked. I am sure that the ploycythemia vera did not help his blood flow easily through the 10% of the artery he had working. About 2 years prior to his death he went to the emergency room after experiencing some chest pains, but left before he was admitted, and before any tests could be run. I know why he left...#1 they wouldn't let him smoke in the hospital, and they wanted to test him for periods of time that would not allow a smoke break....#2 he knew there was something wrong, and knew he could not afford to be off work, or pay the medical bills, #3 he was stubborn.



I have the peace in my heart that he did things his way...Just wanted to let you all know the exact cause of death.



Jenny
By: Stacey Carr Dec 31, 2003
Mrs Velma (my babysitter when I was 5 and the one that potty trained me) Pee-Wee and Rhonda and let me put his name as I remember Velma saying it "Little Tom" I express my sorrow to you and your family of the passing of Butch. Even though I was quite young I can remember him and when I opened up the email that I get from the Conroe it was a shock and big hurt. May God be with each and everyone of you in this time of need. I don't know if the ones that reads this will know right off who I am but Tom and Pee Wee & Rhonda I am the daughter of Linda Noviski (Cathey) that passed in 96 and of course you will remember my Grandmother Bonnie Cathey. Funny thing is I just asked her how Velma was doing, the lord works in strange ways. I would ask that you would let Mrs. Velma know that my thoughts are with her and see if she can remember me and all the whippings I got from her. Once again may God be with each and everyone of you.



God Bless,

Stacey Carr
By: Stacey Carr Dec 31, 2003
Mrs Velma (my babysitter when I was 5 and the one that potty trained me) Pee-Wee and Rhonda and let me put his name as I remember Velma saying it "Little Tom" I express my sorrow to you and your family of the passing of Butch. Even though I was quite young I can remember him and when I opened up the email that I get from the Conroe psper it was a shock and big hurt. May God be with each and everyone of you in this time of need. I don't know if the ones that reads this will know right off who I am but Tom and Pee Wee & Rhonda I am the daughter of Linda Noviski (Cathey) that passed in 96 and of course you will remember my Grandmother Bonnie Cathey. Funny thing is I just asked her how Velma was doing, the lord works in strange ways. I would ask that you would let Mrs. Velma know that my thoughts are with her and see if she can remember me and all the whippings I got from her. Once again may God be with each and everyone of you.



God Bless,

Stacey Carr
By: Natalie Kitts-Hill Dec 30, 2003
To Jenny,

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, I know how close you two were. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time. May God bless all of you and keep the joy in your hearts somehow. If there is anything that I can do please call me.



Love and Respect,

Natalie Kitts-Hill
By: Darren Main Dec 30, 2003
Butch will greatly be missed by all. His humor, warm caring nature and his Bar-B-Que are what I will greatly miss the most. Anytime there was an "event" in our family such as "illness" or "death" Butch would always be one of the first to call and ask if there was "Something I can do, I can drive up there you know, it would not take me long" I always knew that if I did needed him, he would be there. He was truely sincere and would come. My first memories of Butch was when he played football in highschool. I can't remember my exact age, but I don't think I was in school yet. I just remember that I thought it was so "cool" that I had a cousin out on the field. He played right accross the street from Granny's house, it could not have been more convient. Butch's wedding to Gloria was the first wedding that I every attended, I was 10 years old. It was a beautiful wedding. I am glad that my first memory of my first wedding was of him and Gloria. Butch was very lucky that he was able to continue experiencing and living his life "his way" with his disease instead of having multiple hospital stays and enduring pain. When it is our time, may be all be blessed with such a peaceful passing. The next time tragedy strikes, I will miss my phone call from Uncle Butch.

Love you,

Darren
By: Carol Engel Dec 30, 2003
"Butch" was one of my first "Texan" friends and one of the best ones i have ever had. He always knew what to say to make me burst out laughing and made sure I was having a "Large Time" no matter where we were. He taught me what a "cook-off" was and how to totally enjoy them---I know him and Chuck are reunited and are still "cuttin up." Jenny-please e-mail me-I have moved back to New York so i cannot attend the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
By: Marsha Harrell Dec 30, 2003
I met Butch in high school when the "Willis bunch" would come to Conroe. He always had a big smile on his face and was everyone's friend. Even though I haven't seen Butch in years, I'll always remember his friendship and the times he'd lend a shoulder to cry on. I read the messages from his daughter and nephew, I always knew that with his tender ways and big heart, he'd make a great daddy! I'm so sorry for your loss. He'll be missed be many.



My prayers and thoughts are with you.
By: Robert Nichols Dec 30, 2003
To Butch's Family:

The last time I saw him was when he and I were teammates at Willis on the Jr. High football team led by Coach Parker. He befriended me, taught me, and encouraged me. I never had the chance to tell him thank you from a scared little country boy who had never even seen a live football game, nevermind play. Thanks, Butch.

May God bless your family and we extend our prayers and thoughts.
By: Leo Hewett Dec 30, 2003
To Butch's Family & Many Friends,

This was a shock to me when I heard of his passing. Butch & I crossed paths many times on life's journey and it was at the strangest times with usually no prior planning from softball to bar-b-que cookoffs to some business deal he had conjured up for us to make a million. I enjoyed his smile, tall tales & zest for life. He never met a stranger & was always there for his friends at any time. He will be missed by many, especially his family with whom I offer my condolences and prayer. I was glad to hear of his peaceful passing without pain and his organ donorship which I have considered doing also. I will follow through with it now in Butch's memory!

Leo Hewett
By: Jenny Nichols Dec 29, 2003
Thank you all for all your love and support. My dad was so loved, and well liked by all his family and friends. He will always be remembered for his crazy charachter, one liners, jokes, and tall tales. He died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning. The blood disorder he had, called Polycythemia Vera, was a condition in which the body produces too many red blood cells. The only treatment for this blood disorder is to remove the blood periodically. My dad would go to the blood center and give blood whenever it was time, or whenever he felt bad. He knew when his blood needed to be done because he didn't feel well. He was due to have his blood taken in January. The end result of polycythemia vera is a condition that takes place in the body called "Thrombosis". It is basically when the blood can no longer travel through the heart any longer, and the heart stops. There is no revival. There is no pain or suffering. There is no warning this will happen. Life expectancy for someone with polycythemia vera is 5-7 years. My dad was diagnosed over 11 years agao. At the time we had no idea how long he had the disorder before that. During the time my dad had this disorder he donated countless GALLONS of blood, which I hope help save someone's life. It was treatment for him, and help for others.



I knew that any day, any time, the "thrombosis" would hit. He could have been driving down the road, he could have been on his favorite barstool, or at the dominio table, and it could have happened. Instead, on Friday night, he got him a belly full of chocolate brownies, and ice cold milk, and went to bed to sleep. The Lord came and got him. There was no one more prepared for this moment than me. I thought about it every single day. It doesn't take the hurt away any less expecting this to happen. The pain I am having in my heart at this moment is the worst I have ever experienced. Still at the end of the day, my dad and I never left anything unsaid. He knew how I felt about him, and I knew how he felt about me. I encouraged him to live ever day like it was his last...and that is what he did. I used to say to my dad " I love you ", and he would say, "Not as much as I love you". Daddy...I love you, and will miss you every day of my life.



Your Daughter,



Jenny



On a side note, my dad wanted to be an organ and tissue donor. He also wanted his body donated to medical science for research. To donate your organs, your heart must continue to beat, so my dad was not eligible to donate his organs, but they were able to use his tissue, and cornea, and maybe his eyes. They also said his bone marrow was in excellent condition. So hopefully, someone's life will be saved. Unbeknownst to us, in order to have your body donated for medical science, you have to make those arrangements yourself, while you are alive. My dad always encouraged others to be organ donars. I am one myself. Please consider it, and think of my dad if you decide to become a donor. Thank you.
By: Tommie McDonald Dec 29, 2003
Oh how hard this has been for me. Butch and I were not actually sisiter and brother, but raised as such. We had so many good times and equal amount of bad times. Butch never met a stranger and it was always a love hate relationship. I always knew no matter what I could count on him to be there for me. Like today, we were trying to find a van to rent with a wheel chair lift so we can handle his Mother at the services, we were running into a problem and it jumped in my head "call Butch" he could find anything. One very happy memory over his being able to come up with anything was the time our nephew was getting married at my house and of course Butch was doing the Bar-B-Que and I mentioned to him that I was concerned about it being outside and the ladies dress hills sinking in the ground, well he took off and was back in an hour with a truck load of the astro turf. He had went to Metcalf Furneral home and borrowed. It was a hoot. He had a great love of life and will be truly missed by everyone that loved him. I know he is at piece and in good hands. Buddy Dog and I will always love him. My thoughs will be forever with Jenny and Lauren, of the times we had and the times that will be missed.



Love Always,



Your sis, Tommie McDonald
By: Tom Pleasant Dec 29, 2003
Wow!!! how do I tell someone how special they were to me, Uncle Butch was the first one to take me out of the State of Texas, let me drive some of the coolest vehicle's, took me places that I would have never got to see.I remember when I called to tell him that I was getting married the first question he asked, "is she white?". Then he told me that he would handle the cooking, I knew that I would not have to worry about anyone leaving hungry. We shared some very special times together,and I will never forget them. Uncle Butch you have taught me alot, and one day when my boy's asked me, "Dad how did you learn to do that?" I will always be able to tell them that Uncle Butch taught me. I tried to come up with a reason for God to take you away so soon, and the only thing I can come up with is Granny, Uncle Norman and Chicken Feed needs your help. Uncle Butch I'm going to miss you. Love Tom

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