Felipe N. Davila, 71 of Odessa, Texas, passed away on August 15, 2018 in Odessa, Texas.
Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday August 18th and 19th from 1:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at Martinez Funeral Home. The Rosary will be Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Martinez Funeral Home. The funeral services will be held Monday, August 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Odessa. Burial will follow at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are by Martinez Funeral home in Odessa, Texas.
Felipe N, Davila was born in Ojinaga, Mexico to Felipe and Maria “Cuca” Davila on February 20, 1947. He attended Ector High School in Odessa. He married Frances Quintela Davila on June 19, 1970 in Odessa, Texas. He worked as a salesman for Whites Department Store and owned his own construction company. He was a veteran and served in the Army. He begins his music career at the age of 14 with Johnny White and Los Teenagers. He later begins his own group, Felipe Davila and Los Sensacionales.
Felipe Davila had been a longtime resident of Odessa, Texas and had long been respected as an outstanding and contributing musician to the community. As a youngster growing up in the “Southside” part of Odessa, he started with a band called the “Teenagers” during a time when it was difficult for Mexican-American youth to excel in any profession. He helped provide entertainment and enjoyment to many families during the Sixties, Seventies, etc. and through Today.
Felipe was a Sensational member to his family and his community. Felipe had never lost his love for his music and Odessa will continue to look up to him as a local musician who not only endured the test of time but shared his skills and talents as he sang the rhythm and sounds of the times.
Felipe Davila Y Sus Sensacionales had not only been part of our towns history and our culture, but he is, a Hispanic Folk Hero in the field of Music. BUENA SUERTE, NUESTRO FELIPE and continue singing with the inspirations and legacy that you have left us.
He is preceded by death by his parents, his younger sister, Dolores Avila and a daughter Rosemary.
Felipe is survived by his wife, Frances Davila, his sons Felipe Davila III and his wife Haydee, Abraim Davila, his daughters Margie Swenton and her husband Greg, Linda Voss and her husband Brian, Antoinette Aguirre and her husband Michael, his brothers Joe Davila, Ismael Davila, Danny Davila, Manuel Davila, his sisters Nati Davila, Toni Soto, Irene Brito, Millie Blochowicz, Minnie Davila, his 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Voss, Aaron Voss, Joe Davila Jr., Tino Rodriguez, Ismael Davila Jr., Emmanuel Davila Jr., Mike Soto, Mario Soto and Honorary Pallbearers, Elijah Voss, Felipe Davila IV, and Andres Aguirre.
The Davila family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Naidu, Dr. Dar, Dr. A, the VA hospital in Odessa and Big Spring, Odessa Regional Medical Center CCU staff, and Martinez Funeral Home. We would also like to thank everyone for the prayers and time spent thinking of us during this difficult time.
Prayers to the entire family . Your music is the soundtrack to so many people in west Texas .
Aurora Chavez Castillo. Benjamin Chavez and Miguel Chavez
Miguel ChavezODESSA, TX
Prayers Are with The Family at this time -The Acosta,DeAnda,Arroys Families-May He R.I.P.🙏🎆🙏
Form the Samarripa family, we wish to extend our sincere condolences on your loss.
Tom SamarripaOdessa, TX
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God welcome my primo through the gates of heaven and give him eternal rest.
Rest in paradise primo.
💜 Rosa and family
Rosa MartinezBig Spring, TX
Our condolences to the Davila Family. Thinking of you and prayers for peace and comfort for the days ahead .
The Family of Edward & Joann Garcia
Maria Elena Claveran
Edward Sr. , Joann Garcia and FamilyBig Spring, TX
My deepest condolences to the family and friends
Our deepest condolences to all the Davila family. R.I.P. Felipe
Mr and Mrs Manuel longoria jrOdessa, TX
My prayers and sympathy for the Davila family.
Rick aguirreSan Antonio, TX
My deepest condolences to the whole family. Frances, I have great memories of Mister... he was a great man. I am saddened by the news and pray for peace and comfort to you and the family. Please know that you are always in my heart and think of you all often. XXXOOOXX Cynthia
Cynthia M. Cortez RayLake Dallas, TX