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AIR BAHAMA HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000

TEX DAVIS
IN MEMORIAM


INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA CREW WEBRING



Tex visiting Margie and Don Torres
summer 2004. He also visited
Andy Boer, Ev Terry, Lucy Timmermann
and her husband and Jack Wagner,
who all live in Florida.


Tex Davis, Marian Hessink,
Maddie Johnson, Vernica Ferguson,
Joan Armaly, Gunilla Kay
Crawford and Larry Swartz

ELISABETH GYLLMAN,
STOCKHOLM SWEDEN

We all miss Tex, he was a great guy,
always a gentleman, professional and a
great asset when passengers started to
board and nothing worked ... he was magic
hands with all that flew, rolled or sounded.
I especially appreciated that he phoned me
when he visited Margie and Don last in the
Keys! He sure made my life richer and I am
so sorry for your family who lost such a
splendid dad and good brother.
Tex´ memory lives.


Will Rogers, Charlie Hinton,
Tex Davis and Richard Rogers



INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA
TEX DAVIS IN MEMORIAM

You made our life richer, Tex



Letter from Tex son Howard Davis.
As many of you know, my father Lynn 
"Tex" Davis, passed away in late 
September 2005. Dad died following 
surgery to repair a sub-dural 
hematoma as a result of striking 
his head due to passing out because 
of a mild heart attack in his home.

He lived to be 80 years old, and got 
to do many of the things he wanted 
and enjoyed in life. He particularly 
enjoyed spending time with and talking 
about the flight crews who were his 
friends. He appreciated the time spent 
with you and the places and things 
you experienced together. You made his 
life richer, and I am certain he 
hoped to do the same for you.

Dad became an active membber of his 
local Masonic lodge after moving back 
to Texas and was to have been awarded 
his 50 years membership pin the week 
following his funeral. 

He and my mother Judy are buried 
together in the Oakwood cemetery, 
Addicks Addition, Huntsville, Texas. 
Sam Houston is buried across the 
street, in the original cemetery 
grounds, and we have 5 generations 
of family scattered around the place. 
It is usually very peaceful and all 
in all not a bad place to rest for 
eternity.

Dad enjoyed working with young 
people as part of his activities 
in the Air Force Retired Sergeants 
Association, and in lieu of any 
memorial, the family would prefer 
that those of you who wish to 
remember him make a contribution 
to:
Forrest Masonic Lodge £19, 
A.F. & A.M.
P O Box 1004
Huntsville, TX 77342-1004
Attn: The Scholarship Fund

Thanks for the friendship and support 
for Dad over the years. We hope you 
and your family are well, and we 
remind you to appreciate those around 
you while you can. I apologize for
 the delay in sending this out, but 
I live in Saudi Arabia and it has 
taken longer than I expected to gather 
Dad´s addresses.
With best regards for the Holidays and 
the New Year, 
Howard Davis, Tex´s son
December 11, 2005


Lynn Edward "Tex" Davis

Member of the Huntsville
Cruisers car club

Lynn Edward Davis was born to V.A. 
and Minnie Lee (Jordy) Davis in 
Huntsville on March 3, 1925 and 
passed away September 20, 2005. 
He was born to one of the early 
families of Walker County going 
back to the 1930s and 1840s. 



Air Bahama crew Bill McDonald, 
Margie Ave Torres, Tex Davis, 
Ev Terry, Don Torres
and Vernica Ferguson

He served in the Pacific in 
WW II in the Army Air Corp. He 
joined the Air Force from 1943 
to 1967. After retiring from the 
Air Force, he moved to Florida and 
became a flight engineer for 
International Air Bahama for 12 
years. Then, he was in real estate 
management in Florida until 2001. 
He moved back to Huntsville in 2002 
after the death of his wife of 
over 50 years.




He has been a Masonic brother for 
50 years. He was also a well-known 
member of the Huntsville Cruisers 
car club, winning many awards with 
his 1967 sky blue Mustang.

He is survived by a son, Howard 
Davis of Florida, and three sisters, 
Marilyn Davis, Hazel Davis and Mrs. 
Betty Mott, all of Huntsville.

Graveside services will be held 
Friday morning, September 23, 2005 
at 10 am with the Rev. Mike Kirby 
officiating in the Adickes Addition 
of Oakwood Cemetery under the 
direction of Sam Houston Memorial 
Funeral Home. The family will receive 
friends from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday 
at the funeral home. Masonic rites 
will be conducted by Forrest Lodge 
# 19 AF and AM.

Those wishing to leave memorial 
condolences for the family may do 
so atSam Houston Funeral
home, Huntsville

Sam Houston Memorial
Funeral Home

My professional career
by Air Bahama F/E Lynne "Tex" Davis



I was in the Air Force for 25 years.
I was in 3 special assignments:
1. Doing some testing for GE and
Evan´s laboratories (flying).

2. I was the # 1 N.C.O. for Air Force
Major General Hale´s Air Plane in Panama.

3. I was the # 1 N.C.O. for Army Major
General Kilber flying him around Europe.

I was a Flight Engineer (2nd Officer) for
International Air Bahama for over 12 years.

I managed the French Quarter Condo´s
for 16 years.

Proud owner of a 1967 
Ford Mustang.
I have an old car (restored) and 
I am member of a car club. 
We have 2 - 3 shows per month, 
we are exhibiting and in parades 
in all the small towns here and 
have already done a Christmas show. 
I am living a very good life and 
have been to many places in this 
world. My car was built in 1967 
and looks great!
I try to chase the 20 year old 
girls but can´t run fast enough 
top cath one!

In 1952 I had a 1949 Mercury 
convertible that was used in a 
English movie, Penny Princess. 
Judy my wife was offered 
a screen test but she turn 
it down.



Tex has a nice home in Huntsville
If any of you get to Texas I have 
a big home and room for you to stay 
for a visit.
Says Tex: "I enjoyed flying for Air Bahama, those were great days and I miss all you "my girls". I remember one story on a flight Nassau-Luxembourg where I had to go into the cabin to lecture this guy who was patting one of the stewardesses on the behind, it was Gunilla Kay and the senior on that trip was Margie Torres. One of these days I might visit Sweden, my next birthday will be the 80th one."




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