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Dale D. Davis


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Dale D. Davis 1936-2017
North Canton, Ohio, formerly of Mercer, Pa, passed away peacefully at 5:45 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2017 with his wife at his side in Truman House Hospice, New Philadelphia, Ohio after an extended illness. He was 81.
Born April 8, 1936 in Fredonia, Pa, he was a son of David D. and Evelyn I. Rodemoyer Davis. Mr. Davis attended Mercer High School.
Dale was a gifted mechanic, having worked in a variety of mechanical areas. As a young man, he worked in automotive mechanics for Ben Bissett in Mercer, then on to heavy machinery for the S.J. Groves Company of North Canton. He also built highway bridges in the southern United States. Before retirement in 1998, Dale was a diesel mechanic for the Edward C. Levy Company in addition to the Timken Steel Company of Canton. In his retirement, he continued to work on his vehicles, lawn mowers, and invented several gadgets to make his life simpler and he also loved listening to radio talk show programs.
Dale had resided in the Mercer area but made North Canton and Canton his home for over 40 years. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was of the Protestant faith.
His wife, the former Joyce Sherrill, whom he married June 9, 1990, survives at home; also surviving are his three children: Laurie J. (Randy) Hardesty, Jackson Center, Pa, Linda L. "Tink" (Tom) Park, Stoneboro and Michael W. (Bobbi) Davis, Greenville, Pa; a granddaughter, Joscelyn Paige Park, Utica, Pa and a sister, Bernice Julian, Greenville, Pa. In addition to his parents, a grandson Michael R. Hardesty, two sisters Virginia Ann Walker, Lillian Jane Cyrulik and a brother David I. "Ike" Davis, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dale's name to Truman House Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Calling Hours: 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Scott A. Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro, Pa.
Funeral Service: 12, Noon, Saturday, July 29, 2017 in the funeral home with Guy Burkett of Hermitage Church of Christ, officiating. Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake Twp.
Scott A. Black, 724-376-4000
Published in The Repository on July 27, 2017
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