ERNEST L. DAVIS
PALM SPRINGS, FLORIDA — Ernest Leo Davis Sr., 94, of Palm Springs, Florida and formerly of Camden, died, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 in Atlantis, Palm Beach County, Florida.
He was born on Feb. 20, 1920 in Preble County, son of the late Arthur Henry and Goldie Elizabeth (Crist) Davis. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII serving with Company I, 134th Infantry, 35th division, where he received the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, the Purple Heart and the WWII Victory Ribbon. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the American Legion Post # 377 in Camden where he served as Commander. He was a serviceman for Suburban Propane in Camden for 19 years.
Ernest is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice (Carico) Davis in 1988; an infant son in 1940; son, Ernest Leo "Sonny" Davis, Jr. in 2000; grandson, Ernest Leo "Buddy" Davis, III in 2011; brothers, Luther Elwood Davis, Harry Albert Davis, Arthur Henry Davis, Jr., Tyler Leroy Davis and Henry William Davis; sisters, Cecile Irene Knox Wilson, Minnie Berniece Mills and Jennievee M. Rusk.
He is survived by his granddaughter, Kimberly A. (Jeff) Harshman of Palm Springs, Florida; great-grandson Benjamin Harshman Davis of Palm Bay, Florida; sisters, Gertrude Emma Stover Spence and Patricia Ann Ashley both of Eaton and Isabelle L. Floyd of West Alexandria; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to Honor Flight South Florida Inc., Post Office Box 16821, Plantation, FL 33318. Honor Flight provided him with one the most memorial and enjoyable days of his life. He would be proud to know your donation would be able to provide the same for another veteran. Or to Hospice Palm Beach County Foundation, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Nein-Barnes Funeral Home, 249 N. Main Street, Camden, OH with Rev. Charles Rinehart officiating. Inurnment will be held in Fairmount Cemetery in Camden with military honors by the Preble County Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the Web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.