Warren Paul Davis died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2011. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa and at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church, Sweetwater. Burial will be in Mulberry Cemetery in Sweetwater by Moore’s SouthLawn

Mr. Davis was born Jan. 26, 1955, in Shamrock to Waddell and Vina Davis. He graduated from Shamrock High School in 1973. He attended Panhandle State University in Goodwell and West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, obtaining Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and geology. He married Kimberly Hagerman of Pampa on Aug. 19, 1978.

Originally employed by the city of Amarillo as a chemist/biologist, he returned to college and redirected his career into petroleum geology. Paul primarily worked the U.S. Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions specializing in secondary recovery oil projects, but enjoyed some prospecting time in South America, southeast Asia and western Siberia.

He took advantage of Anadarko’s early retirement program, retiring from Kerr-McGee / Anadarko Petroleum in 2006. Formerly a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Tulsa Geological Society, he had belonged to numerous geological libraries and societies in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. At retirement he was a licensed geologist in Kansas and a licensed geoscientist in Texas.

A rock hound since childhood, he always felt fortunate to work in a field he thoroughly enjoyed. Similarly, Paul was very interested in paleontology, anthropology, archaeology and history. He was always on the hunt for another piece of Native American or Western art for his collection.

Of all his professional and avocational interests, none held more value to him than his family. Kim was an amazingly devoted wife and the love of his life. He adored and was incredibly proud of his three children. Paul held dear the time he spent with his family including activities in the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America and their church.

Paul is survived by his wife of 33 years; three children, Michael of Tulsa, Matthew of Canyonand Holly of Amarillo, Texas; his father of Shamrock, Texas; two sisters, Debbie Townsent and husband Jerry of Amarillo, Texas, and Darla McDowell and husband Mark of Shamrock, Texas; grandmother, Mellie Stone of Burns Flat; two uncles; three aunts; seven nephews; three nieces, one great-nephew, four great-nieces and dozens of cousins.

The family suggest memorials be to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or other favorite charity.

Sign the online guest book at http://www.moorefuneral.com.

Amarillo Globe-News, Aug. 28, 2011

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