Services for Cleo Carlisle Davis, 99, wife of the late Thomas Edgar Davis, both of Cisco, will be at the Harmony Baptist Church of Morton Valley at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 5th, with Rev. Ray Rogers officiating. Graveside services will follow at Gunsight Cemetery, where she will be buried beside her husband.
Mrs. Davis died Monday, August 02, at the hospital in Brownwood.
Born on March 19, 1911, in Jack County, Texas, Mrs. Davis was one of ten children born to Joseph Robert and Zora Myrtle Carlisle. She completed her education at the Bedford School in the Bedford Community and married Thomas Edgar Davis on April 8, 1930 in Albany, Texas. Quiet, energetic, and hard working, Mrs. Davis found employment in the laundry industry and joined her husband in several business ventures in Austin, where they lived until their move to the Abilene area, upon which they opened a Laundromat. After moving to the Cisco area, she worked at the Boss Glove Manufacturing Company in Cisco until her retirement. An avid seamstress, Mrs. Davis blessed many with her sewing, quilting, and craft creations. She also enjoyed culinary endeavors, collecting and cooking recipes, her homemade pies being most famous, for the delight of family and friends. She loved children, sweets, and reciting poetry. Mrs. Davis was a member of Bedford Methodist Missionary Church. More recently, she attended Harmony Baptist Church of Morton Valley with family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years on April 7, 1981. Also preceding her in death are both parents and her siblings, Joseph Love Carlisle, Lilian Carlisle, Roxie Americas Carlisle Hibbert, Leonard Otis Carlisle, Reighnie Carlisle, Ella Mehrea Carlisle Davis, Baby Carlisle, and the twins, Edward Woodrow Carlisle and Edwin Wilson Carlisle.
Mrs. Davis is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Eureta Kathryn Davis Schmidt and Richard William Schmidt of Dripping Springs; daughter and son-in-law, Melba Margurette Baker and William H. “Buddy” Baker of Holland; and son, Jerry Kent Davis of Cisco; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and twenty-three great-great grandchildren.
You are invited to visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kimbrough Funeral Home.