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Charles Edward Davis

1928 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Charles Edward Davis Obituary
Charles "Charley" Edward Davis Sr., 85, of Mansfield passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. His loving family was at his side when he passed into his Father's arms. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, 1091 Country Club Drive, Mansfield 76063. The Rev. Zeke Rogers of St. Gregory's will officiate. Interment service will be at a later date. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Charley's name to St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, 1091 Country Club Drive, Mansfield, Texas 76063. Charley was born in Shreveport, La., on Sept. 21, 1928. He graduated from Center High School in Center and continued on to receive a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, a MSME from SMU and an MBA from the University of Dallas. Charley also was a graduate of the MIT Business Program for Senior Executives. Charley married Cheryl on Dec. 16, 1993; they were married 20 years. Charley served in the Navy in his early career and worked as an aircraft control tower operator. He worked as the vice president of the V-22 Osprey Project Engineering for Bell Helicopter for 42 years. Charley had been retired for 20 years. He enjoyed checkers, reading, Bible study, NCIS shows, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also actively involved at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church and was active in the men's group and choir at church. Charley was a member of the American Helicopter Society and a lifelong helicopter enthusiast, a Longhorns fan, and restaurant connoisseur. His supervisory skills were unmatched. He enjoyed domestic and international travel. Charley was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Jeff Warren; his first wife, Martha Cogdill; grandchildren, Charlye and Rachel Davis; and great-grandchild, Steven Cole. The family of Charles Edward Davis wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Avalon in Arlington and his hospice nurses, Walter and Maggie for their extraordinary care. Survivors: Charley is survived by his wife, Cheri Davis; his children, Charles Jr., Jefferson, Robin, Marcie, Monica and Chris; grandchildren, Nichole, Heather, Terah, Hilary, Alyssa, Mehgan, Michael, Connor, Trevor, Evan, Mason, Ashleigh, Robbie and Mickey; his brother, T.O. Davis; and great-grandchildren, Jeff, Ava, Jackson, Zoe, James, Kiera and Kristopher.
Published in Star-Telegram on May 2, 2014
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