Posted: Fri 7:30 AM, Jun 14, 2013
Funeral Home: McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home
William “Bill” Frederick Davis, 82 of Fleming, OH, returned to the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on June 12, 2013. His best friend and wife of 63 years, Esther and their children were by his side.
Born in Marietta, OH., on July 8 1930 to the late Emlin (Mike) L. and Helen Grace Flowers Davis. He attended Marietta and Vincent High School, graduating from Vincent H.S. in 1948. He served in the United States Air Force as an airplane mechanic. He was a member of the Tunnel United Methodist Church, having served as Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday School teacher. He is a member Bartlett F&AM Masonic Lodge # 293, The Lowell Post of the American Legion #750, and Eastern Star #59 of Marietta. Bill was a Charter member and founder of the Warren Twp Volunteer Fire Dept. Bill worked at B.F.Goodrich/R.J. F., for 43 years before retiring to restoring antique tractors, farming and traveling.
Bill is known for his humor, laughter and story-telling. Bill also enjoyed hunting, camping and playing cards with the "Over The Hill Gang." Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife and family.
Bill married the love of his life, Esther M. Giffin on May 27, 1950. Together
they have four children, Jeanne (Bill) Allen of Rock Springs WY, Carol
(David) Stacy of Fleming OH., Ellen (Ricky) Louizos of Melbourne FL and
Will (Michele) Davis of Fleming OH. He is survived by grandchildren:
Michelle, Jon, Sheri, Rob, Suzanne, Kylie Stephen, Joel, Jake, Justin and
Eric. Also, his great-grandchildren: Sierra, Rebecca, Herbert, Brandon,
Owen, Lauer and a great-great grandchild, Casen. He is also survived by his
siblings, Ruth (Joe) Muntz, Lois Lonaker and Jim (Jean) Davis, as well as,
numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Bill never met a person
that did not like him. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, and
Funeral services will be held on Sunday (June 16) at 1:30 pm at Tunnel United Methodist Church with Dr. Lloyd Dennis and Pastor Richard Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnel Cemetery. Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Saturday after 2:00 pm with family present 2-4 & 6-8. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com