BELMONT - Charles Edward Davis, 81, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 30, 1932 in Newport, Tenn., son of the late RL and Lillian Millsaps Gillispie and husband of the late Peggy Davis of 42 years.
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Charles "Ed" was a US Army veteran who served in Korea as an MP and departed service with the rank of E-4. He retired from Jenkins Metal Corp. in Gastonia and faithfully attended South Gastonia Church of God. He loved fishing and had a passion and a skill in woodworking, crafting many exquisite pieces of furniture and knickknacks.
He was a loving husband, father, pawpaw and friend to all who knew him and will be dearly missed.
Charles is survived by his wife of 16 years, Lenora Long Davis; children, Lynn Hayes and husband Gary, Mark Davis and wife Gina, Joyce Mason and husband Larry, Dana Little and husband Dale, Pam Blalock and husband Tim; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Tuesday, Nov.19, from noon until 1 p.m. at South Gastonia Church of God with the funeral service to celebrate Charles' life to follow at 1 p.m. Pastor Bobby Gilley is officiating. Interment will follow the service at Gaston Memorial Park with military honors.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to nurse Anna Shinder and the entire staff of Gaston Hospice for all their love and care given to Charles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Online condolences may be made at Gaston Gazette Legacy Guest Book at gastongazette.com.
Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mt. Holly. Bensonfuneralservices.com
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 18, 2013