James Bret Davis
7/14/1959 - 9/11/2021
James Bret Davis, 62, of Bellmead passed away Saturday, September 11,
2021 surrounded by family.
The family invites
visitors to stop by Bellmead Funeral Home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 16, 2021 to give your condolences and say your
Bret was born to
Bodie and Ivy Davis on July 14, 1959 in Waco, Texas. He graduated
from Temple High School in 1977. During his early adult years his
love for music allowed him to travel, running lights or doing
security for bands all over the world. After some time on the road he
came back to Waco, Texas where he settled and embraced life.
Bret was known by
many names, Dad, Pappaw and one of his favorites, Coach. If you asked
him about his children, he would say he had 2 daughters by birth, but
many boys he considered sons from his many years of coaching football
in the community of Bellmead for the La Vega Pirates Little League
and helping out through their school aged years. He also loved
coaching baseball and softball through La Vega Little League as well.
He loved the Pirate community and spent many Thursday, Friday and
Saturday's on the field or cooking on the sidelines for his fellow
pirate fans. Even after both children had graduated, he continued to
cheer the pirates on faithfully every Friday night, finally, although
difficult, as a fan rather than a coach.
Following his years
of work and coaching, he found love once again with Mary. He spent
his days with her cooking, camping and sitting on his front porch
with a cup of coffee.
Bret enjoyed his
time here with his family and friends. He was dearly loved and will
be missed by so many.
Bret was preceded in
death by both his parents and grandparents.
his wife, Mary; his children, Tiffany Long and her husband, Dru and
Shannon Ciera Futch and her husband, Johnathon; his stepchildren,
Candice Cationand Catie Phillips and her husband, Brandon; and his
grandchildren, Jordynn, Cayden, Caleb and Maverick.
Flowers may be sent
to the funeral home.