In Memory of Eugene Davis

Eugene was a dedicated member at the Fort, giving his time and resources, even though he was going through a difficult time with his health. Eugene helped make last summer's Kids Camp special for all of the children who participated by donating materials and time. He also contributed many items to the Fort's museum. He was a good friend to his fellow members and he will be greatly missed. Eugene proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and continued to be of service by helping others in his community.

EUGENE  “GENE”  DAVIS,  SR.,  age  78,  of  LaFayette  passed  away  Sunday,  March 06, 2016.

Eugene Davis, 1955

Eugene Davis, 1955

He  was  a  veteran  of  the  United  States  Army  and  was  a  member  of  Fort  Villanow.

Preceded  in  death  by  his  first  wife,  Bessie  Henson  Davis  and  second  wife,  Thelma  Ruth  Studdard  Davis;  his  parents,  Henry  “Shorty”  and  Iris  “Peggy”  Davis;  two  sisters,  Louise  Jones  and  Joanne  McCarley.

Survived  by  his  daughters,  Karen (Charles Mathis)  Smith,  Rebecca  Turner,  Kim  Cameron,  Pam  (Randy  Mikles)  Dye  and  Crystal  Morris;  sons,  Eugene  “J.R.”  (Amanda)  Davis,  Jr.,  William  Davis,  Eric  Davis,  Brad  E.  Davis  and  Robert  Clifton;  sisters,  Elouise  Campbell,  and  Joan  (Kenny)  Mellick;  brother,  Harmon  Davis;  forty-one  grandchildren,  thirty-four  great  grandchildren;  several  nieces  and  nephews  also  survive.

Funeral  from  the  Wallis  Memorial  Chapel  Wednesday,  March 09,  at  2:00  p.m.  with  minister  Marshall  Kellett  officiating.

Interment in the LaFayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are the members of Fort Villanow.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, March 08 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.