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 Gilford Bert Davis

Gilford Bert Davis

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 10 Jul 1979 (aged 73)
Andrew County, Missouri, USA
Burial Fairport, DeKalb County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 101247960 · View Source
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Gilford Bert Davis, son of Bertie and Celesta Davis, was born April 9, 1906 near Maysville. He departed his earthly life July 10, 1979 at the Methodist medical center in St. Joseph, at the age of 73. On October 19, 1927 he was United in marriage Melvinia Knorr. To this union a son, Vernon Bert Davis of Holeman New Mexico and the daughter, Cuma Dell Stockton of Maysville, were born. Friends and relatives gathered at the Clarksdale Christian church October 23, 1977 to celebrate Gilford and Melvinia's 50th Golden wedding anniversary. Gilford accepted the Lord as his Savior at the Clarksdale church on October 25, 1931 at the age of 25. He was currently a member of the Central Christian church in St. Joseph. Gil, as he was known to many relatives and friends lived in the Maysville community where he was engaged in farming and auctioneering for several years. In 1958 he and his wife, Melvinia moved to St. Joseph where he was employed by the state until his retirement. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who took great pride in his grandchildren, their lives, activities and accomplishments. He often answered her calls for help abided their wishes and to fill their needs. His happiness came from giving and doing for his family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Keith and James. He is survived by his wife Melvinia, his son and daughter-in-law, Bert and Lynnie Davis, his daughter and son-in-law, Cuma and Clayton Stockton, seven grandchildren, Jennifer Ann Griffin, Mark Wayne Davis, Paula Sue Davis, Luke Davis, Stanton Lee Stockton, Meleea Sue Williams, Guilford Shane Stockton; eight great-grandchildren, Garrett and Derek Griffin, Chad and Christopher Davis, Kindsey Sue Williams,Dayna, Dynese, Clifton Lee Stockton. He is further survived by three sisters Ethel Wheeler and Lois Means of St. Joseph and Muriel Ensign of Cameron, many more relatives and a host of friends and acquaintances.The following poem was written by Meleea Sue Williams as a tribute to her grandfather.

DEAR ONE
My darling dear you've gone before me
To our Lord's home in heaven
To meet our Savior face-to-face
That glorious day to which we're driven
You left so quickly without fear,
Still you live in my memory of many happy years
Our dear daddy can hear our prayers?
Know our hearts? Our thoughts to share?
You gave us all you had and more,
You helped us win the way was dark.
We always found an open door,
despite the troubles years embarked.
Our dear grandpa we've loved throughout the years,
You gave us wisdom, joy and tears,
We loved your laughter, the support you bid
With a pat on the back and helping hands to extend
We know God loves you and much as we did
And need you to help now, his flocks attend.
Get how our hearts grow heavy
When we walk through your front door,
That big ole easy chair is empty
Cause grandpa isn't there anymore.
Our dear brother cousin friend
Hope you hear these words we send.
There'll never be another like you
To love and give and help and do
As much for others as time allows.
Time, my friend, has to soon run out.
Oh glorious days are upon you now
Where all is good and blessing shout
Of only gladness and the Lord's great bounty.
Oh dear friend, dear dear friend.
Meleea Stockton Williams


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  • Created by: Sandra Kluge
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101247960
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilford Bert Davis (9 Apr 1906–10 Jul 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101247960, citing Fairport Cemetery, Fairport, DeKalb County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Sandra Kluge (contributor 46894711) .