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.
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.