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Lance Corporal Joshua Davis age 19, of Perry died on Friday, May 7, 2010 serving his country in Afghanistan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Perry High School in Perry, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, May 14, 2010, from 1 to 9 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. at Carris Family Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at Adel. Memorials may be given to the Joshua Davis scholarship fund and may be left at the Funeral Home or at First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa.

Joshua Michael Davis was born on November 3, 1990, at Des Moines, IA, to Dave Davis and Beverly Jean Russell. He graduated from Perry Community High School in 2009. Following graduation he followed his long time dream of joining the United States Marine Corps, which he did on March 16, 2009.

During high school he played on the football and wrestling teams, and participated in TSA and Skills USA. He was a fan of NASCAR especially Tony Stewart, and the Green Bay Packers.

Joshua was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Survivors include his father, Dave Davis and step-mom Patti Davis of Perry, IA, mother, Beverly Jean Russell of Des Moines, IA, brother, Joe Davis of Perry, IA, sisters, Ashley Davis of Perry, IA, and Brandie Joy of Des Moines, IA.

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Published in the Des Moines Register on May 13, 2010.