George Dewey Davis went to live with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 19, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
George was born on September 23, 1944 in San Jose, California to Alphus Quinton (Sonny) Davis and Elois Irene Lynn Davis. He spent his early life moving from farm to farm where his family earned their living picking fruit and vegetables and raising chickens for processing. George’s grandparents, Elihu Dewey and Willie Ethel Davis, were a great influence in his life. He spent much of his time with them and his grandmother was a prayer warrior and taught him about Jesus. George received his education in California, earning his high school diploma. George gave his life to the Lord on May 1, 1966 at the Maywood Nazarene Church in Maywood, California. He later attended the Nazarene Christian College in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he received an associates degree.
Through a previous marriage, George was blessed with four daughters. The family moved from California to Oklahoma in 1979. George was a mathematical genius, and this was evident in his skill and talent as a master carpenter. He worked as a self-employed builder for many years building homes all over Tulsa. On April 6, 1985, George married Patty Hewett at Woodward Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From this union he gained two sons. George and Patty moved to Skiatook in 1996 and started attending the Immanuel Baptist Church. After being self-employed for a few more years, he became a private contractor/carpenter for a prominent family in Skiatook.
George retired in 2000. He was able to enjoy doing his favorite things. He loved to boat and fish for trout and crappie. One of his favorite places to go was Arkansas to fish and camp at the White River with friends from church. He enjoyed building with wood, loved to play guitar, and to sing. German chocolate cake, garden fresh green beans with new potatoes, and apple pie were his favorite things to eat. He loved a good joke and was often the one to tell it, laughing before he even started. George taught Sunday School and was involved in other ministries, including a prison ministry for 18 years at Connors Correctional Facility in Hominy and Northeastern Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita. Many souls were gained for the Kingdom because of this ministry.George never missed a chance to witness to anyone who would listen, even if it was standing in the middle of Walmart. During his last days, the nurses that took care of him heard about how wonderful Jesus had been to him.
George is preceded in death by his parents, Alphus and Elois, and brother Lewis Davis.
George is survived by wife, Patty, of the home, daughters: Viniska Davis of South Carolina, Natasha Avery of South Carolina, Rochelle Cowan and husband, Paul of Glenpool, Oklahoma, and Rachel Leonard and husband, Mitch of Skiatook, Oklahoma. He is survived by two sons: David Candioto and wife, Lauri of Paradise, Texas, and Daniel Wayne Candioto and wife, Carmensita of Little Elm, Texas. George has one living sister, Patsy Hall of Los Angeles, California. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. While he is greatly missed, we wouldn’t wish him back, for he is with His Savior whom he loved so much.
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