Donald Goodhue Davis

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Davis Donald Goodhue Davis, 93 years old, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Holzer Assisted Living. He was born in Gallipolis on October 22, 1920, son of the late Cleveland Davis and Aletha (Chick) Davis. Don graduated from Gallia Academy in 1938. He then enrolled at Ohio University where he met his first wife of 51 years, Virginia Morris, who died in 1997. Upon his remarriage to Bess Grace (Evans) in 1998, he moved to Gallipolis. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp during WWII and then transferred to Military Counter Intelligence. After serving his country, Don worked for Western and Southern Insurance Co. He later retired after working twenty-six years with Motorist Mutual Insurance Co. in the Subrogation Department. Don was active in his churches: Shawnee United Methodist Church, Lima; Peace UM Church, Pickerington and Grace UM Church, Gallipolis. He also enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts in Lima, where he formerly resided. His hobbies were bird watching, gardening, being a huge fan of OSU and searching for family ancestors through the Gallia County Historical Society. Don was preceded in death by his wife Virginia (Morris), wife Bess Grace (Evans), sister Jean (Vern) Bates, brothers, Jerry (Jean) Davis and Tom (June) Davis. He is survived by his loving family including his daughter, Karen (Roger) Patterson; and his son, Jeffrey (Lee Anne) Davis. There are five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 in Peace United Methodist Church, Diley Rd., Pickerington, Ohio. The McCOY-MOORE FUNERAL HOME, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Ohio was honored to serve the Davis Family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a local Hospice or Pickerington Peace United Methodist Church. Don will be deeply missed by all. Condolences may be sent to www.mccoymoore.com


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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 18, 2014
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