Joe Davis
1929 - 2017
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Joe Bill Davis

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joe Bill Davis, 87, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Shreveport, LA with Father Joe Martina officiating. Burial will follow in Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery, Shreveport, LA. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 6, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, LA.

Joe was born August 15, 1929, in Harmon, LA to Isabella Moore Davis and John Davis and passed away July 5, 2017, in Shreveport, LA. Joe was in the United States Marine Corp. After retiring he was a member of the Marine Corp League, VFW, DAV, and the American Legion. He was a member of the Chosin Few which are survivors of the battle of Chosin Reservoir Korea.

Preceding Joe in death were his parents, and his son, Joseph Michael Davis; brothers, John O. Davis, Arthur Davis, and Tony Davis; sisters, Florence Rodrigues, Bessie Davis, and Velma Boswell. Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Earline Harper Davis; sons, John R. Davis and wife, Lisa, and Paul Davis and wife Martha; grandchildren, Hadley Michael, Allyson Josie Davis; brother and best friend, Charlie Davis, Sr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Honoring Joe as pallbearers will be John Davis, Paul Davis, Hadley Davis, Charlie Davis, Jr., E. J. Boswell, A. L. Harper, N. L. Harper, Jay Davis, and Michael Davis. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Dumas, Robert Fuller, Robert Thomas and David Thomas.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Children's and Arthritis Foundation, 2751 Albert Bicknell Dr. Ste. 2E, Shreveport, LA 71103, American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215, or Holy Angels, 10450 Ellerbe Rd., Shreveport, LA 71106.

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Published in Shreveport Times from Jul. 6 to Jul. 8, 2017.
05:30 - 07:00 PM
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July 9, 2017
It's a shame that we had lost contact with them. My maternal grandmother was this man's Aunt. Uncle Buddy an Aunt Isabelle was something we use to treasure. People lose contact after the main parts of the family passes away. My Daddy's name is Albert Moore, his Mother was Mary Davis Moore Irvin, of course long gone an my Daddy also. Will be praying for family an friends
Genevieve Moore Almaguer
July 8, 2017
I met all of the Davis family when I was a youngster at Clark's livestock, y'all would buy or sell livestock seemed like every week, my prayers and thoughts go out to each of you, I remember how close all of you were
Ken Kennington
July 8, 2017
I 'm so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I had never heard of the battle at Chosin until I met Joe and got to tell his story a few years ago. I had the highest admiration of him and really enjoyed my time with Joe that day. Thank you for your brave service to our country. Rest In Peace.
Gerry May
July 6, 2017
Prayers for the family ... God bless you all ..
July 6, 2017
Joe Bill was a very kind man. He did some work on a house in Shreveport for me and my ex husband 25+ years ago. I have remembered him to this day because his kindness was his legacy.
Tati McAlister
July 6, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Mr.Joe passing.Our thoughts and prayers will be with your whole family .(Mae & O.R. @ O.R.'s Auto Repair)
July 6, 2017
The Final Salute

Brothers in Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to Joe Bill Davis our Brother-in-Arms and fellow Legionnaire. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Joe a combat warrior at the Chosin Reservoir. To Joe it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and for his loyal support of the American Legion. Joe, you were a valued Legionnaire, a wonderful comrade, a true Patriot. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 981 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 226 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Joe's family and loved ones.

Tommy R. Mills, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Charles Livingston, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
July 6, 2017
Prayers your way Sorry for your loss.
Christopher and Holly and Stephanie
July 6, 2017
May God be with yall today, Prayers for the Family. Sorry to hear about This. Deep Prayers out to you too Charlie Davis Sr.
Pam Sirmons
July 5, 2017
My heart goes out to the entire Davis Family. Mr. Davis represented all that was good and honorable, a true American, who served our great country and had many a great story to tell about those years. He never demanded but deserved every ounce of respect he was given. I have no doubt there is a special place in heaven for Mr. Joe. God Bless and may the angels guide you to paradise. -Ruth Burdges
Ruth Burdges
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