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DAVIS, Paul H. 86, of Springfield passed away Tuesday morning at his home at the Springfield Masonic Community surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 6, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Charles and Glenna (Cain) Davis. During the Great Depression when Paul was a toddler, his father died and he and his older brothers became residents of the Ohio Masonic Home. Paul had many fond memories of his 14 years at the home and served as the treasurer of the Ohio Masonic Home Alumni Association for over 50 years. A longtime member of Northridge United Methodist Church, Paul also served as church treasurer during the 1990s. Paul worked in the Order Control department at the William Bayley Company for 40 years. He came out of retirement for 10 years to take a part-time position, which he very much enjoyed, in the Classified Advertising Department at the Springfield News and Sun. Paul was a 60+ year member of the Anthony Lodge #455 Free and Accepted Masons and served in the Army of Occupation in Korea during 1946 to 1947. He married his wife Phyllis in 1956 and they enjoyed 54 happy years together until her passing in 2011. Paul enjoyed classical music, reading novels, playing cards, spending time with family, and classic movies. His shy, unassuming sweetness and wonderful, dry wit will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Survivors include his family, Debra Davis and Grace DelVecchio of Florence, Massachusetts, Gregory and Mary Davis of Nashville, Tennessee, his lifelong friend, Guy Miller of Springfield, sister-in-laws Angie Merriam of Springfield and June Davis of Louisville, Kentucky, niece Patty Webb of Circleville, Ohio and nephews Brooks Davis of Canal Winchester, Ohio and David Davis of Mathews, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Wayne E. Davis and Richard B. Davis. The family would like to thank the congregation of Northridge United Methodist Church, Michael Kammer of Comprehensive Care Management, the staffs of the Springfield Masonic Community and Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of Dayton for their kind, caring support. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, where Masonic services will follow at 7 p.m. Additional visiting hour starting at 10 a.m. Friday April 13, 2012 will be followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. at Northridge United Methodist Church, 4610 Derr Road, Springfield, Ohio with the Reverend Ken L. Woode officiating. Burial will follow in the Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Northridge United Methodist Church.
Published in Springfield News-Sun from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2012