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Robert George Davis

Shreveport, LA - Mr. Robert George "Bob" Davis, 86, passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014. Visitation will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Friday, October 31st at Osborn Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 1st at First United Methodist Church, Couch Chapel, Dr. Pat Day officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery.

Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary (1997); and son, Gary (2013). He is survived by his second wife, Billie Webster; daughters, Connie Davis Lynott (Jerry) of Hudson, Ohio and Nancy Davis of Dallas, Texas. He had 4 grandchildren, Cassie Blaine (Mike), Tim Lynott, Claire McGann (Mike), and Robert Davis Lynott of Hudson, Ohio.

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, born in 1927, Bob received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. For 35 years he worked for Western Electric, starting as a Telephone Product Engineer and later promoted and transferred to Shreveport in 1966. He holds one patent for a unique grinder. His next career brought him to LSU-S for 7 years as a consultant to help improve the productivity of the ArkLaTex Companies. Later he worked for the Bailsco Aluminum Company for 5 years to develop a new Total Quality Program.

Bob served as president of the Retired Telephone Pioneer's Club and was involved in many of their volunteer projects: Wheeler Dealers, Christmas in the Sky and Huck Finn. Teaching was his second passion and he taught both Sunday School at FUMC and AARP Driver Training for 15 years. Bob was very active in the Crepe Myrtle Society, and participated in planting hundreds of trees throughout the public areas in Shreveport. The LSU-S campus is one of the most prominent displays of beauty.

His all-time special hobby was oil painting. He tried to incorporate emotional themes in each painting which included people and their life situations.

Mr. Davis wants to thank Dr. Cassiere and Anita Palmer for their help and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, La and to the .

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Published in Shreveport Times on Oct. 30, 2014
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