LITTLESTOWN Earl Davis, 86, went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, November 14, 2012, at The Dove House, Westminster, Md. He was the husband of Mildred Hope (Harper) Davis for 66 years. Born June 19, 1926, in Onego, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elmer and Iva Mae (Harper) Davis. He served in the military police with the army infantry stationed in Korea during WWII. He retired in 1990 from United Defense BMY of York and previously was a foreman for Carroll Shoe, Littlestown, and L.E. Baudin, Hanover. In addition to his wife, Earl is survived by a son, Randy A. Davis and wife, Yvonne of Littlestown; a daughter, Carolyn H. Vile and husband, Preston of Hanover; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Davis of Morefield, W.Va.; and a sister, Ruth Conrad of Petersburg, W.Va. Earl was predeceased by sister, Mildred Hedrick, and brother, Lester Davis. Earl was a member of Barts Centenary United Methodist Church and the American Legion, both of Littlestown. In the '50's to early 70's Earl was a member of two country bands, The Golden Rockets and The Tempos. Funeral service is Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown, with The Rev. Charles H. Reinaker officiating. The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m.. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment is in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown. Military honors will be conducted by Littlestown Allied Veterans Council. Contributions in Earl's name may be sent to Barts Centenary U.M. Church, 56 E. King St., Littlestown, PA 17340. www.littlesfh.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Nov. 15, 2012