Lloyd A. “Bill” Davis

Lloyd A. “Bill” Davis passed away November 15, 2019, at his home in the company of his loving family. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of over 70 years, Renate; sons Boris and Byron; grandchildren Jessica and Patrick; and caregivers Caroline and Hinda, and family friend Debbie Lehrmann.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will also be held at Brenham Memorial Chapel, at 11:00 am, Thursday, November, 21, 2019, with interment to follow at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Industry, Texas.

Bill was born on May 31, 1927, to Thomas Davis and Bessie (Adams) Davis on the family farm close to Pachuta, Mississippi. Bill joined the Armed Forces after graduating high school.  While serving in Berlin, Bill met and married Renate Blattner.

Bill and Renate returned to the United States, settling in Houston in 1947. Both Bill and Renate worked to put themselves through the University of Houston. Bill became a strong supporter of the University’s Cougar Football, faithfully attending games for over 60 years.

While in Houston, Bill went to work for Metallic Building Company and worked through the ranks to become Vice-President and Treasurer until 1968. In 1969, Bill left his job with Metallic Building Co., and formed a new company, Engineered Components with partners Earl Vonderglotz and Jimmy Clift manufacturing metal building components. 

The Davises crossbred cattle in Fayetteville from 1964 until Bill sold the farm in 1969. In 1971, Bill bought another farm in Bleiblerville, south of Brenham, and began raising Hereford Cattle. Bill expanded to about 600 acres of fine grazing property and grew his herd to 100 choice Herefords. Bill was an active member of the American Hereford Association, Texas Hereford Association and the Gulf Coast Hereford Association.

After 2010, Bill and Renate moved off the cattle operation into their Walnut Hill home in Brenham. Bill and Renate always had a passion for travel and were active travelers until their latter years. Bill was also a Master Mason for 67 years with the Walter M. Pierson Lodge #1339.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Bill, please consider the University of Houston Cougar Foundation. To make a contribution, please visit www.UHCougarPride.com and click “donate now”.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Tributes may be shared at www.BrenhamMemorialChapel.com.


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