Davis, Clarence, Sr.
Of St. Louis, Missouri, was born October 31, 1923 in Multon, Mississippi to Ezekiel A. and Addie B. (nee Wilson) Davis and entered into rest Friday, November 20, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 97. He, like so many people today, lost his life after contracting the COVID-19 virus.
He is preceded in death by, his parents; first wife Ida Mae (nee Whitfield) Davis; sisters, Rutha Mae, Georgia Davis Ligon, Louise Davis Guy; brothers, Patrick, James, Ezekiel Jr.; daughter, Joyce Eaton; son, Clarence Jr.; son-in-law, David Eaton; foster-son, Michael Flowers; step-daughter, Loretta Horton; great-granddaughter, Ronisha Jones. He is survived by his loving wife, Laurrein 'Jackie' (nee Horton) Davis; daughter, Linda (Carl) Archer; son, Cornelius (Christine) Davis; step-daughter, Marlene Horton-Donelson; step-sons, Richard Horton, Jr., Allen Horton; a host of grand, great, great-great grandchildren, along with numerous extended family and friends.
During World War II, Clarence served in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of Carpenters Mate Second Class; he was among the first Black enlisted men to attain this designation. He was also a Freemason, a Boy Scout Leader, and an active member of the VFW. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services: Services by CHAPEL HILL MORTUARY of Kirkwood, Missouri. A Celebration of Life is pending a future date in 2021. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's UCC, Children's Defense Fund Freedom School, PO Box 6428, St. Louis MO 63107 or to The American Heart Association. Family and friends can review and share stories, photos and condolences online at www.stlfuneral.com and follow details of this event and others in the community at www.facebook.com/stlchapehill.