Carl Duane Davis, age 80 of Oscoda, formerly of Owosso, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014. A private memorial service will be held at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel Prior to burial at Oak Hill Cemetery.
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Carl was born in Brown City on Nov. 27, 1933, the son of Carl L. and Recil (Clapsaddle) Davis. The family moved to Owosso when Carl was young. He worked at the family business, C.L. Davis and Sons House Moving. Carl took ownership of the family business in the early 1970s. He later moved to Florida and retired, Carl married Yavonne Mixdorf on Aug. 30, 1991. Carl and Yavonne moved to Oscoda in the fall of 2001 where they lived until his passing.
Carl was a life member of the Owosso Masonic Lodge 81 and was active in the Shriners until moving to Florida.
He is survived by his wife Yavonne; children Carl (Karen) Davis; Will (Sue) Davis; Tracy Davis; Shelly Davis and her partner Shirley Smith; Debby (Bill) Fleming; and Mark Mixdorf; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother Bill (Meiko) Davis; and sister Candy (Bob) Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Carolyn Francis; and step daughter Ellen Christensen.
Memorials can be sent to breast cancer Research or Hartland Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from May 2 to May 13, 2014