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Russell Eugene "Tarzan" Davis
© Cheyenne Star
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Services for Russell Eugene "Tarzan" Davis, 64, of 205 Denver St., were held in the Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Stanley Nixon, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Cemetery directed by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Davis was dead on arrival at a Plainview hospital at 12:50 Sunday of an apparent heart seizure.

A native of Hammon, Oklahoma, he was born May 24, 1912.

He had done pipeline work with H. C. Price out of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and for 21 years was with Beutler Brothers Rodeo touring in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.

Mr. Davis was a resident of Lawton, Oklahoma for 20 years, operated All Sign Company there and Medicine Park awhile, he had been with a number of carnivals in the southwest and he and his wife had operated three of their own.

Mr. Davis moved to Plainview 15 years ago from Lawton, Oklahoma and operated Luna Amusement Park and was owner of Cactus Signs in Plainview.

Mr. Davis and the former Lotteva Wagner were married May 21, 1941, in Eldorado, Kansas.

He was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, and a nephew, Dale Hiatt of Hammon, Oklahoma.

Russell E. "Tarzan" Davis was the son of Leona May Smallwood and Joe Davis of Hammon and Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

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