DR. DRENNON DAVES, 88, of Sweetwater, TX died on
Nov. 4, 2020, with interment there in the Garden
He was born on Dec. 5, 1931 in Mineral Wells, TX.
Dr. Daves was a graduate of Mineral Wells High
School. He acquired his bachelor's degree in 1956
and master's degree in 1961 from Hardin-Simmons
University, Abilene, TX & received his doctorate
degree in 1980 from North Texas State University
in Denton, TX.
Dr. Daves established a most successful career in
education. He taught and coached in Ranger ISD
from 1956-1958, Kermit ISD from 1958-1959, Reagan
County ISD in 1959-1961 and Sweetwater ISD in
1961-1964. He served as Sweetwater High School
assistant principal from 1964-1969 & as assistant
superintendent from 1969-1971. Dr. D. Daves was
appointed superintendent of schools in Sweetwater
from 1971-1974 and from 1979-1989. He also served
as superintendent of Paris ISD from 1974-1979. Dr.
Daves served in both professional organizations
and civic and community organizations. He was a
member of the American Association of School
Administrators, the Texas Association of School
Administrators, Texas State Teachers Association,
the Region XIV Education Service Center Executive
Committee, past chairman of the West Central Texas
Education Cooperative, and district member and
president of the Texas Retired Teachers Association.
Dr. Daves was a member and past president of the
Sweetwater Rotary Club, member and past director
of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, past director
of the Nolan County United Fund, member of Sweetwater
First Baptist Church, director of the Nolan County
Library and director of the Nolan County Appraisal
Dr. Daves was preceded in death by his wife, Melba
Creager Daves (RHS-1948), his parents, & one brother,
Earl L. Daves and one sister, Alice Counts.
Survivors include his wife, Angie Daves of Sweetwater,
daughter, Marsha Otterstedt & husband Jeff of Granville,
OH, two grandsons, Tyler and Kyle Otterstedt, brothers,
John C, Daves and Charles D. Daves, one step-son Danny
Fullwood & wife Dawna of Roscoe, one step-daughter Jamie
Easley and husband Jason of Grapevine, and two step-
grandsons, Tait and Ty Fullwood.