Melissa Davis & Jerry Pyles

November 13, 1972 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old
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Melissa Davis & Jerry Pyles Obituary

Mary Melissa Pyles Davis was born November 13th, 1972, in Galveston, TX. She passed away on November 1st, 2023, at age 50. Her life was cut short by the ravages of cancer. Melissa is preceded in death by her husband Shane Davis and her father Jerry Pyles. She is survived by her children; Katelynn Davis 24, Skyler Davis 21, and Natalie Lester 16. Her partner; David Lester & Mother; Ellen O’Brien. Future son-in law & friend; Tyler Smith.

Melissa was a true music lover, there was never a time she didn’t have music playing. She was also an animal lover, adopting many dogs and cats throughout her life, one cat in particular name Matilda that she cherished for almost 15 years. She loved gardening, fashion, and cosmetology. Melissa will be missed by many friends and family.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 430 Tara Lane, Troup, TX 75789 or Cottle funeral home a couple days before memorial service.

Jerry Wayne Pyles departed this life on April 20, 2023. He was born on December 15, 1945, in Tarrant County Texas. He passed away in Palestine, Texas, and was a resident of Anderson County for over forty years.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father Jay Pyles, and Mother Lou Sindy Pyles.

Jerry was known for his carpentry profession, which was truly an awesome sight to behold. He built his home piece by piece with his own hands using manual tools, with no electricity! He also crafted many decorative art pieces of wood, stone, and various medium. His family was thrilled to receive his handmade crafts and consider them a true treasure.

Jerry also loved a good poker game and bonfire with his friends on the weekends and attended the dogwood trails celebration every single year with his grandchildren, he was very involved in his grandchildren’s life and loved to take them camping, fishing, and teaching them some of his tips and tricks in carpentry. 

Jerry loved to read, he had a mountain of books in his home and rest assured he read every single page. He also had a green thumb and could grow just about anything, even banana trees in Texas! 

Jerry is survived by his daughter Mary Melissa Davis, his grandchildren Katelynn Davis, Skyler Davis, Natalie Lester, and his beloved dogs Ringo and Zero. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Memorial services for Melissa Davis and Jerry Pyles will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.

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Memorial Service
December 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Cottle Funeral Home, Troup
105 East Bradford
Troup, TX 75789


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