BRAINTREE - Philip Davis, 83, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.
He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Bethel, the son of Fred and Emma (Walker) Davis.
He attended Bethel schools and graduated from Whitcomb High School in 1947. Following his education he worked in the woods with his father logging. Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
. After his discharge from the service he returned home and worked as a lathe operator at Fyles & Rice Plywood Mill in Bethel. He later worked for Hall Brothers Construction Co. before going to work at Waterbury Plastics in Randolph for 32 years until his retirement.
He was married to Lyndell (Tabor) Delaney in May 1995. He had previously been married to Joyce Rhoades and Lorianna Davis.
His memberships included White River Valley Snowgoers and Barnstormers Modeling Aircraft Club in Barre. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bowling, snowmobiling, model airplanes and watching NASCAR. He also enjoyed the art of beekeeping.
He is survived by his wife, Lyndell Davis of Braintree; two sons, Glen Davis of Hartford and Ralph Davis of Calais; a daughter, Donna Casey of Braintree, three stepdaughters, Sylvia Hunt of Braintree, Melanie Nattress of Winooski, and Patricia Cook of Braintree; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, an infant sister, Amelia, and three brothers, Ellsworth, Fred and Willis Davis.
Memorial services, with military honors, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. in the Brookfield Center Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Harty officiating. A reception will follow at noon at the Braintree Town Hall.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to one's local humane society or to the
Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com