HAMPTON - Murphy Lee Davis, 95, died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Mr. Davis served in the U. S. Army for 20 years during WWII and the Korean War, during which time he received many awards and medals, to include the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters. Following his service to his country, he worked Civil Service at Ft. Eustis for 15 years. He was an active member of Deer Park Baptist Church for many years, before becoming a member of Ivy Memorial Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Lois Davis; sons, Robert Davis (Dolly), Gary Davis, and Gerald "Jerry" Burks (Terry); daughter Dianne Miller (Brad); granddaughters, April Sargent (Jason) and Kristina Williams (Richard); a great-granddaughter Abigale Williams; a sister Pauline Leonhard; sisters-in-law, Anne Davis and Cheryl Pearce; brother-in-law Donald Gardner; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife Sarah Davis, great-granddaughter, Sarah Ann Williams; and daughter Kay McCormick. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Ivy Memorial Baptist Church, with a funeral service immediately following at 11 AM with Rev. John Etcher officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family would like to express their appreciation to Compassionate Care Hospice for their loving care. Condolences may be left at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
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Published in Daily Press on May 24, 2014