|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1918|
|Death: ||May 8, 2004|
~~~The Reverend Wilson Davis~~~
The Reverend Wilson G. Davis, of Rolla, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at the age of 85.
He was born in Phelps County on August 17, 1918, to the late Henry and Cordie (Towell) Davis. On August 26, 1939 he married Opal Harris.
Wilson was drafted into active military duty with the U.S. Army in 1944. He earned two bronze stars and a good combat medal before mustering out in January 1946.
Rev. Wilson preached at the James Community Church near Vienna and the Vichy Community Church, from 1946 until he became pastor of Newburg Church of God on August 1, 1948, where he served for 55 years. During that period he performed many weddings, funerals, revivals and other services, and never hesitated to help anyone in need. Wilson Davis was respected and loved by his church, his community, and by people throughout the area who came to know him.
Surviving family members include his wife of 64 years, Opal Davis, of the home; a son and daughter and their spouses; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Dorothy, Rosemary, Eula, and Roberta, numerous nieces and nephews, other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Raymond, Wilbur, Leonard, Edmond, and an infant brother who died at birth.
Funeral services for the Reverend Davis will be held at 1 p.n. Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at the Newburg Church of God with Brian Lester and Danny Pitchers ministering the service. Interment with military honors will follow the service in Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m.
Henry J. Davis (1887 - 1963)
Cordie Ellen Towell Davis (1894 - 1986)
Opal E. Cook Davis (1921 - 2011)
Leonard E. Davis (1916 - 1990)*
Wilson G. Davis (1918 - 2004)
Edmond J "Dee" Davis (1923 - 2002)*
Roberta Louise Davis Roberts (1930 - 2015)*
Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens
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Record added: Oct 04, 2009
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