Community reacts to popular Davis bank president's firing

By: Keith Moon Email
By: Keith Moon Email

DAVIS, OK - After a popular small town bank president was fired, now citizens in the community of Davis, Oklahoma, are speaking out and asking why.

Residents of Davis, Oklahoma, are in a state of shock after a beloved member of the community was abruptly fired from his job, and they claim there was no explanation given.

W.A. "Dub" Moore, Jr., president of The First National Bank of Davis, was let go by the bank's board of directors after a routine audit by the bank's regulatory agency.

Officials with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's Washington D .C. Bureau told First News they could not comment on any open bank that they regulate, but did confirm they were in an Oklahoma Bank within the past few weeks

First National Bank of Davis officials say the bank is in good shape financially, and there will be no disruption in it's day-to-day operations

Davis Mayor Ed Parks says the news of Moore's firing came as a complete shock to the community, which is still coming to grips with the news of his departure.

"Mr. Moore, to me, has been a great asset, and still is to the City of Davis He and his wife have been very instrumental in getting new equipment for the new hospital over in Sulphur. He's been very involved in the Chamber and all the organizations in Davis," Parks says.

Details in this case are very hard to come by, since facts from these audits are not public record yet. Bank officials we talked to say they are not sure themselves of the OCC's findings.

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  • by Concerned Location: Davis on Mar 13, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    The Davis mayor acted very inappropriately by publicly praising the former bank president, making him sound like such a great man! The Office of the Comptroller took immediate action to oust Dub Moore following their audit. There HAD to be clear & obvious evidence of criminal activity on Moore's part for the Comptroller to do this! For the mayor to praise this man after such an incident was stupid & irresponsible! This is a real shame, not only for the town of Davis, but also for the bank's fine reputation throughout its history. This would have never happened under the bank's previous management/ownership.
  • by Frank Location: Waukesha on Mar 11, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    But by getting the information out about what the fired Bank Officer was doing, it gives other bank and credit union directors and auditor of some thing to be watching for.
  • by kelly on Mar 9, 2011 at 04:02 PM
    what??a dishonest banker???ya gots to be kiddin
  • by Insider Location: Davis on Mar 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    I don't know why the community is surprised.It is a small community and everyone knew what was going on.I just can't figure out how he kept it hide for so long.I guess the mayor of Davis would be surprised...about how the City is going to get the money for the old City Hall that he just bought. Remember what goes around comes around and I guess his just came around to bite him in the ....
  • by Get Real Location: Sherman on Mar 9, 2011 at 07:09 AM
    Is an explanation to the community required? I don't think so! Who do these people think they are? I'm sure he is a great guy but what does that have to do with how he performed his job? I would imagine if the board of directors fired him right after an audit, that should be a clue to most rational people. This is why our country is suffering so badly now. People want to operate completely on the good ol boy buddy system. It doesn't matter if you can weld, teach, bank, show up on time, or whatever. You're cool so we'll all stick up for you. Yeah, uh, ok......that really gets teh job done doesn't it???
  • by Joe Location: Tishomingo on Mar 8, 2011 at 06:31 PM
    Sounds like a possible financial irregularity was discovered. I really dont see a need for them to explain to the community anything. It is not like he is a elected official.
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