Vern W. Davis, 65, of New Paris, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Lakeside Manor Veterans Hospice Unit, Dayton.
He was born May 29, 1948 in Dayton, to the late Ray and Helen (Moore) Davis. Vern was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He retired as a supply manager from Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2011. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #8066, Eaton; was a member of the American Legion #215; Eagles Lodge #2022; and was an avid golf player. He was also a member of the Lewisburg Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant brother Bernard Ray Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Michele R. Davis of New Paris; daughter Melissa P. (Bryan) Knapp of Clermont, Florida; grandchildren Brandon Davis, Austin and Christopher Knapp; three stepchildren and six step-grandchildren; sister Jenny (John) Strickland of Lenoir, North Carolina; brothers Lowell Davis of Eaton, and Mark (Tami) Davis of Lenoir, North Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 18, at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, with Rev. Lowell Spencer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Dayton VA Hospice, 4100 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45420. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.