Clarence L. Davis Jr.

Davis Jr., Clarence L.

Clarence L. Davis, Jr., 73, Edgewood, N.M., passed away at this home with his wife, Edith Stape-Davis by his side, on May 27, 2013. He was born in Neillsville, Wis., to Clarence Davis, Sr., and Dorothy Gorzelitz on June 21, 1939. He married Edith Stape on Aug. 15, 2003. She survives him. Also surviving are his children, sons, Patrick Davis (Lori Nelson), Donald Davis (Tammy), Richard Wanta (Pam), William Wanta (Jackie), Ernest Wanta (Linda), John Wanta (Rob Doran); daughter, Jean Zarecki (Ken); daughter-in-law, Susan Wanta; son-in-law, Wilmer Stape (Lucy); sister, Louise Strangfeld (Byrl); brothers, Ken Davis, Robert Davis (Rita); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanore Wanta; son, Clarence (Butch) Davis III, son, Tom Wanta; sisters, Diane Davis, Mary Strangfeld, Janice Davis; brothers, Allen Davis and Richard Davis.

Clarence grew up in Wisconsin on a farm and joined the armed forces as a young man. He married Eleanore Wanta and with her raised nine children. He worked as a truck driver. Clarence Davis was a wonderful, loving man and will be dearly missed by so many. A Mass Service will be held Monday, June 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bronislava Church, Plover, Wis.

Published in Stevens Point Journal on May 31, 2013