Henry Davila Jr. was born July 5th, 1946 in Cisco, Texas to Henry Davila Sr. and Alice Davila. Henry was the oldest son of his siblings. The Davila family moved to Abilene, Texas where he soon met the love of his life, Margaret Davila. Henry and Margaret started their lives together and got married on November 16th, 1968, and were married for the next 53 years. Henry started his career as a master barber at Westgate and Dale's Barbershop. Shortly after he joined the National guard. While continuing to be a barber Henry decided in May of 1971 to pursue a career with the Abilene Fire Department. Throughout the time of him maintaining both careers, he continued his education in the following studies Texas A&M Engineering, Arson Recognition, National Fire Academy for Fire Arson Investigation, Arson Prevention and Control, Principle of Fire Protection, Interpersonal Dynamics, and Code Management Systems which soon propelled his career within the fire department. Henry took pride in being the first Hispanic firefighter in Abilene, Texas. Determined to excel in the fire department he had many roles such as the Senior Firefighter, Lieutenant, Certified Peace Officer, Texas State Fire Inspector, and retired in the Fire Marshalls office in 2002. After retirement, Henry became an instructor of Fire Science at Cisco Junior College and opened a family-operated business Rescue Bail Bond. Davila loved spending time and traveling with Margaret and his two children Melissa and Henry Davila III. Later in life, Henry became a grandfather to Eliah Davila. His favorite way to pass time was to play golf with his best friends Cande Flores and Rick Rocha. The legacy of Henry Davila's dedication and hard work is the foundation of many generations to come. Henry was called home on Sunday, December 5th, 2021 in Abilene, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Alice Davila
Henry is survived by his Wife Margaret Davila; his two children Melissa Davila and Henry Davila III; his granddaughter Eliah Davila of Dallas, Texas; his siblings Betty and Rudy Morado, Jesse Davila, Tommy and Nelda Davila of Abilene, Texas; Eloisa and Greg Gonzales; and Angelina Davila-Bryson of The Woodlands.
In honor of Henry Davila Jr. A visitation and funeral will be held at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, Texas
Visitation is Thursday, December 16th from 6:00-8:00 p.m
The funeral is Friday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m
The family asks that everyone in attendance wear a mask.