YORK Merle G. Davis went to be with the Lord Friday morning, May 4, 2012, under the care of his beloved family at his home. He was the husband of Shirley R. (Becker) Davis. He was born June 19, 1932 in Montfort, Wis., to the late George D. Davis and Alma E. (Winkers) Davis. He enlisted in the army for three years and served one year in combat during the Korean War. Merle was extremely proud of the opportunity to serve his country in the 25th Company with the Wolfhounds 27th Infantry Regiment. He returned to the states where his love story started with Shirley and they were married one year later. In August 2012 they would have celebrated 58 years of marriage. Merle worked for 38 years at C.C. Kottcamp as a plumber. After retirement he worked for the York City School District. In his free time Merle loved playing golf, hunting, and fishing. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his family, especially his granddaughters. There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., York. A funeral service will be held in celebration of Merle's life on Wednesday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St., with a one hour viewing prior to the service. The Rev. Keith Fair will be officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery with full military honors by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Merle is survived by his wife, Shirley, his children, Jeffery M. Davis and Cheryl D. Plowman, son-in-law, Richard E. Plowman, Jr., and granddaughters, Kristin D. Plowman, Melissa D. Plowman, and Tori R. Davis, all of York; his twin sister, Muriel J. Murray of Union, Ohio; his brother, Melvin E. Davis and wife, Connie of Brookville, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St., York, PA 17404; or to the York County Veterans Honor Guard, P.O. Box 712, Mt. Wolf, PA 17347. KefferFH.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch from May 6 to May 7, 2012