World Oilfield Forum
I received word today that we have lost a friend and member of Drilling Ahead,
Jim Davis, known to us here as "Deeper Cheaper".
Jim was a lifelong oilfield worker starting from the ground up in the patch and finished with his own Texas consulting firm. Jim brought to Drilling Ahead a world of knowledge and wisdom combined with a sense of humor that could make you laugh or put you in your place. he was always quick to share with anyone that asked.
Jim passed away in his sleep , November 25, 2011 at the age of 61 years.
Jim Davis will always be someone I will regret I never had a chance to meet in person & I will always be thankful he shared his knowledge, wisdom and humor here in our forum.
Rest In Peace Jim
Wherever you are "Hold a Bind On 'er Ol Buddy"
JAMES HOWARD DAVIS
VICTORIA - James Howard "Jim" Davis, 61, of Victoria, passed peacefully in his sleep Nov. 25, 2011. He was born September 17, 1950 in Gilmer to the late James Edward and Sarah Jessalyn Davis.
He worked in the oilfield all his life and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. His sense of humor delighted his friends and family. He was proud to tell people he was a "high-tech redneck" and a friend of Bill W. He enjoyed fishing, and though he lived in South Texas for much of his adult life, he adored the East Texas Piney Woods and its lakes and fishing holes. Jim's family is comforted to know he is free of all his earthly troubles, and his earthly joys cannot compare to what he has now seen.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Dahlstrom Davis; daughters, Kim and Rose Davis, Joy and Tom Roeh, Becca and Zeke Harkleroad; sisters, Kathy and Gary Haecker, Susan and Ron Minatrea. He adored his four granddaughters Riley, Reagan and Rebecca Roeh and Zoe Davis, and his numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will welcome visitors Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Home South in Austin. Services will be held at Harrell Funeral Home South at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 with a graveside service immediately following at Live Oak Cemetery in Manchaca.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and sons-in-law.
The cause closest to Jim's heart was Mitochondrial Disease, which affects three of his granddaughters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to The Memorial Hermann Foundation. Donations can be mailed to UT Mitochondrial Center, Dr. Mary Kay Koenig, 6431 Fannin St., MSB 3.151, Houston, 77030.
Published in Victoria Advocate from November 27 to November 29, 2011