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Henry Davila, Sr.
U.S. Navy, WWII
Kelly A.F.B Ret.
Henry Davila, Sr. born on July 12, 1925 in San Antonio, TX, entered into rest on April 17, 2014 at the age of 88 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Lupe Davila. Henry was a very kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. He retired from Kelly AFB, civil service after 42 years as Chief of Engines with many achievements. He served in the U.S. Navy on the 5th Amphibious Force Pacific USSYMS 291 during World War II. He fought in the following battles, Battle of Saipan, Tinian in the Mariana Islands, Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Henry was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #2, Veterans of Foreign War 8936, Westside Lions International Fraternal Order of Eagles (36 years) Area Post 70, Lifetime member of the American Society of Metals (Alamo Chapter). Henry was also a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church where he served as Eucharist Minister, President of the Holy Name Society, 4 degree Knight of Columbus Assembly 2102, 3rd degree Knight of Columbus Post 4140. His most rewarding achievement was his volunteer work helping the underprivileged. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Lucille K. Davila; sons, Henry (Cindy) Davila, Jr., Robert Davila; daughters, Patricia (Tom) McCaffrey, Yvonne Davila; 3 stepdaughters; brothers, Richard (Gloria) Davila, Edward Davila; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of dear friends.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM followed by a rosary at 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Mass of the Resurrection will be Celebrated at 12:00 PM Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church with interment to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your
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Mission Park Funeral Chapel - North
3401 Cherryridge San Antonio, TX 78230
Published in Express-News on Apr. 20, 2014