SHAMOKIN — William Edward Davis Sr., 92, formerly of Shamokin, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Emeritus Outlook Manor of Westerville, Ohio.
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He was born May 2, 1922, in Shamokin, a son of the late Charles W. and Ruth E. (Jones) Davis. He lived most of his life in Shamokin.
He attended Shamokin Area Schools in Tharptown, Brady and Boydtown, and furthered his education through the GI Bill.
William served in the U.S. Army during World War II, having served in the Rhineland, and received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one bronze star, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged Jan. 22, 1946.
On Oct. 31, 1943, in Alabama, he married the former Miriam E. Schreffler, who preceded him in death April 13, 1994.
He worked for the Shamokin Dye and Print Factory, and for 23 years, he worked as a lathe operator for Avco Lycoming and Textron Lycoming Motors.
He was a member of Mother Cabrini Church, Shamokin.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John Elwood and Tamara Davis, Westerville, Ohio; a granddaughter, Leisa Davis; a grandson, Garrett Davis; a great-grandson, Elijah Davis, and a nephew, Charles Davis, of California.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, William Davis Jr.; a brother, Charles Davis, and a sister, Shirley Davis.
DAVIS — William Edward Davis Sr., 92, formerly of Shamokin. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. The Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin, has charge of the arrangements.
Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home
120 S. Market St. Shamokin, PA 17872
Published in The News Item on July 26, 2014