Wills Point Legend
Ken Autry Davis
Jan. 3, 1938 - Dec. 4, 2015
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
White Rose Cemetery
services for Ken Autry Davis, 77, of Wills Point,
are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 8,
2015, at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church
in Wills Point with Pastor David Cartwright, Rev.
Lonnie Cunigan, and Mr. Herschel LyBrand officiating.
Interment will follow at White Rose Cemetery
under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home
in Wills Point.
He passed away Friday night, December 4, 2015, at
his residence, surrounded by his family.
Ken Autry was born January 3, 1938, in Wills Point,
the son of William Boyd Davis and Lola Mae Shaw
Davis. He was a lifelong resident of Wills
Point. Ken graduated from Wills Point High
School, where he was an outstanding athlete and
was named All-State Running Back in 1955 before
attending Stephen F. Austin University. He
played for S.F.A. in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He
started as halfback for the Lumberjacks for three
years, lettered four years in football, and two
years in track. He received the SFA Todd Award for
Outstanding Athlete in 1961. Ken was also
named to the All Texas College Football Team in
1961. On December 22, 1959, he married Rosa Ruth
Curtis in Wills Point.
Ken was employed as a coach by the Wills Point I.S.D.
for thirty years, serving as head football coach
for twenty-five of those years, retiring in 1991.
In 1965, he led the team to the Class A State Football
Championship with a perfect 15-0 season. Ken
compiled a coaching record of 187 wins and 83 losses
during his career, all at Wills Point I.S.D. In
2005, he was honored to have the current football
stadium named Ken Autry Davis Field. He enjoyed
fishing, hunting, gardening, farming and raising
cattle. Ken was a lifetime member of Texas
High School Coaches Association and a member of
Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills
Preceded in death by his parents, William Boyd and
Lola Mae Davis; son, Chris Davis; brother, Jackie
Boyd Davis and his sister, Janice Weatherford.
Ken is survived by his wife, Rosa Davis, of Wills
Point; son, Damon Davis & wife, Jana, of Wills Point;
brother, Billy Don Davis & wife, Mary Jane, of Tatum;
sister, Betsy Lil Cavin & husband, Ronnie, of Wills
Point; close relatives, Sue Davis, Ragan, and Amber,
Stephanie Curtis, Molly, Connie, and Ben.
Pallbearers: Roy Deen, John Shepard, Steve Steadham,
Tim Sockwell, David Laney, C.W. Wilson, Wayne Langford
and Richard Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be the 1965 State Championship
Family will receive friends at the funeral home
Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.