W.J. “Dub” Davis, 95, of Vidor died Wednesday, March 23, at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Athens, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor.

Dub dedicated his life to public service to this community. W.J “Dub” Davis started his public service career in 1957 when he and two other gentleman started the Vidor Volunteer Fire Department and he served the fire department in different capacities until the 90s. He started his law enforcement career in 1960 as the Vidor City Marshall. He has worked for the city of Vidor in many different capacities as well and even served at interim chief. He then went to work for the Orange County Sheriff’s office, where he served under Chester Holts. About 40 years ago, Davis began working with the Orange County Precinct 4 Constables office under Carl Ward. Although mere words cannot adequately thank and honor a man that has been a dedicated public servant to the citizens of Orange County for decades, we want to make sure that our gratitude and condolences go out to his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday, March 26, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm March 25, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Dub is survived by his sons John Davis and his wife Vickie and Rick Davis and his wife Donna, all of Vidor, Dale Davis and his wife Kathy of Elmira, NY and Patrick Davis and his wife Tonique of Carencro, LA; daughter Capree Davis Treece and her husband Bobby of Buna; brother Jimmy Davis Jr of Kansas; sister Nina Cos of Silsbee; nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death wife Louise Davis; son Williams Jack “Billy Jack” Davis, Jr. and sisters, Virginia Condon, Elizabeth Parker and Cora DiGeorge.