Keith VanCleve Davis, Sr.

July 16, 1936 - July 13, 2020

Keith VanCleve Davis, Sr., 83, of Beaumont, died Monday, July 13, 2020. He was born on July 16, 1936, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, to Mary Ellen Little and Keith Leon Davis. 

Keith was a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a degree in Geology. He attended the University on a baseball scholarship and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.  Keith and Nancy married while they were still in college and enjoyed 63 years together.  Keith was employed with Nalco Chemical Company for 30 years and was on the boards of several corporations while in the Chicago area. Keith enjoyed golf, woodworking, reading and crossword puzzles.  He was extremely active in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Beaumont. He was so proud of his two children, four grandchildren and his great granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Davis; children, Lori Verde and R.C. Tortorice, of Beaumont and Keith Davis, Jr. and his wife, Jackie, of Austin; grandchildren, Hunter Verde, Hill Verde, Alexandra Davis, and Cameron Davis; great-grandchild, Kinsley Schmidt; sister, Cindy Robinson and her husband, Jim; and sister-in-law, Theda Davis. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Bob Davis. 

A funeral service for Mr. Davis will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1350 N. 23rd Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. 

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Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 1350 north 23rd street beaumont tx 77706
  • 07/16/2020
  • 11:00 am

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701

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John H. Fears

God bless the Davis family. So many stories can be told from our childhood days til now. Mr. Davis was very important in my life, family friend, coach, and was always there to talk with. He will be missed, yet remembered forever in our hearts. He will always have a special place in my heart!! Kisses, hugs, and prayers are with you through this difficult time. A special ❤ for Mrs. Davis. Love always. John Fears

Nancy and Bill Hale

Nancy, you and your family are in our prayers. Kieth was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew him.

Betty and Bill Richey

Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Keith was such a great guy. He was definitely a character. I enjoyed knowing y’all at St Andrews. I do miss seeing you. I will always remember how much fun it was anytime Keith was lay leader. My kids have fond memories of y’all also. You were always willing to open your home up for the youth. Keith even bought donuts for the garage sale for me. You are both servants of God. Prayers for you Nancy and the rest of the family. Heaven just became a more interesting place.

Raimie Pieternelle

Miss Nancy , Our family and I had the pleasure of knowing you and Mr. Keith for over 20 years, Not only were you our neighbors but you were a part of our family. Seeing you both in the midst of our milestones has meant the world to us and for that we love and appreciate you both. We are standing in prayer for you and your family , and also for the many lives Mr. Keith touched. May Mr. Keith Rest In Heavenly Peace! We love you Miss Nancy . Raimie Pieternelle

Glenda Buckley

Dearest Nancy, I send my love and condolences to you and your family. Keith was an awesome and most amazing person . i am so thankful for the privilege of knowing him and enjoying his interesting conversations. He absolutely adored you, Nancy, and i know you will miss him so very much. Keith had such a friendly smile, wonderful personality and sense of humor. He will be missed very much by very many people. He is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior now. He was a good man. I can almost hear God saying to Keith, "Well Done my good and faithful servant." If you need anything, any time, I am here for you Nancy. Love and prayers always.

Kathleen Richings

Deepest condolences to his entire family at this most difficult time. May he Rest In Peace and may the perpetual light shine upon him.

Beth Anne Mistrot

Nancy, I don’t know how to express my sympathy. There is little l can say or to ease your loss. Keith was always so friendly and so much fun to be around..Bobby and l are sorry we can’t with you now, but please let me know if there is anything l can do. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Verde

Nancy, Lori, Hunter, Hill and Keith so very sorry for your loss. I know you miss him dearly . Prayers for the family that you will cherish the memories and find peace and comfort in the days to come. - Cindy

Jackie Verde

Please accept my sincere condolences during this time. Peace and light to Mrs. Davis, Lori, RC, Hunter, Hill, and Keith's family as well. Thinking of you all