|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1949|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 2006|
GALENA, Kan. Russell Stephen Davis, age 55, 1721 Main Street, was found dead at his home Sunday evening, March 19, 2006, from apparent natural causes.
Mr. Davis was born Oct. 12, 1949, at Joplin, Mo. His parents were Ike and Betty Jean (Wenzel) Davis. He had lived in Galena most of his life. He graduated from Galena High School in 1967. In October of that year, he entered the United States Marine Corp. He was discharged May 15, 1969.
He was a Vietnam War Veteran. Commendations he received while a marine were: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Rifle Shooter Badge, Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V, Presidential Unit Commendation Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal Color with Palm), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Civil Actions Medal, First Class Color with Palm) and a Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Davis was a member of the Spring Grove Apostolic Faith Church, Galena. He was held life membership in the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW Port 408, Baxter Springs, Kan., and the National Rifle Association. He was employed for seven years at the Gulf Chemical Plant, Riverton, Kan. He then began working for Raineys Roofing Co, Joplin, Mo., and continued working there for 14 years until his retirement in 1985.
He loved his two animals. His two pet dogs, Daisy and Khaki were his best friends. He loved daily visiting with is mother at the Galena Nursing Center where she resides.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena. Pastor Joel Dorris will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the home of the sister, Valerie Ruger, 1902 Joplin Street, Galena.
Published: Tuesday 2006/03-21 - Joplin Globe
Vernon Delbert Davis (1918 - 1961)
Betty Jean Wenzel Ruger (1928 - 2007)
Russell Stephen Davis (1949 - 2006)
Michael K Dameron (1953 - 1992)**
David B Dameron (1955 - 2003)**
Hill Crest Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 37.07507, -94.66232
Created by: ANGEL311
Record added: Mar 22, 2006
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