Mr. James Davis
As originally published on Sunday, February 8, 2009.
Mr. James Lewis Davis, 97, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at his home in Silver Spring. He was the husband of the late Vera A. Davis.
Born Dec. 22, 1911 in Lewisdale, he was a son of the late Ray and Frances Lewis Davis.
Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at the 158th General Hospital in Salisbury, England. He worked as the non-commissioned officer of the OR and was classified at a T-3 surgical technician. After, Mr. Davis worked at the Union Beauty and Barber Supply Company in Washington, D.C. Later he became the co-owner, vice president, and treasurer of the Cooperative Beauty Supply Company in Washington, D.C., until his retirement.
Mr. Davis actively participated in many voluntary and civic associations, including working as a volunteer at VFW #2565 and was a member of the American Legion Post 268. He dedicate much of his time unselfishly to the VFW's Home for Children as well as the VFW National Home for children, Eaton Rapids, Mich. He was a member of the Ernie Pyle Chapter of the VFW in Wheaton and belonged to the Loyal Order of the Moose Post 1775.
Mr. Davis devoted several years as a member of Joppa Lodge 35 in Washington, D.C. He also served as a noble shriner at the Almas Temple in Washington, D.C. and was president of the Davis reunion, where he held meetings at the Pleasant Grove Church in Ijamsville, in tribute to the Davis clan. He participated in the Scottish right and was a 32nd degree in Washington.
Surviving him are one brother, Donald W. Davis of Frederick; three sisters, Ruth Bennett of Silver Spring, Rena Hall and Catherine Riopp, both of Frederick; and his very special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nasser.
He is preceded in death by one sister, Marie Smith and two brothers, Clark Lee Davis and Arthur R. Davis.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Molesworth-Williams, P.A., Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home. His friend, Rev. Diane Hall, will officiate.
Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery, Ijamsville.
Following Mr. Davis' request, expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 3425 Green Valley Road, Ijamsville or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Note: It did not specifically say that this Gentleman served during WWII, but his age seemed appropriate for that era and he was stationed in an overseas hospital so I decided to post it, particularly with his later volunteer work with the Legion, VFW and Shriners.
Edited by WalkerBulldog, 09 February 2009 - 01:05 AM.
Added note re: his service.