Wendell H. Davis passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Crestview Nursing Home, Lancaster, Ohio.
He was born on October 13, 1926, and had just turned 94, an achievement of which he was very proud. Several family members got to visit him, outside of his window, on his birthday.
Wendell was the son of Fred A. and Ruby (Haas) Davis, who owned and operated Davis General Store at Mt. Pleasant (between Logan and McArthur). Wendell lived his entire life in Mt. Pleasant.
He was stationed in the Philippines during his stint in the Army, toward the end of World War II.
Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Maxine (Glaspell) Davis; their daughter Sandra Jo (Sandy) Davis; as well as all of his in-laws.
He is survived by his daughter Susan Davis as well as many nieces and nephews.
His best buddy was his brother-in-law Joe Carter. Their favorite pastime was sitting around a campfire talking and drinking a few beers, sometimes throwing some food to a raccoon or fox. He always liked having a cat on his lap. Some of his favorites over the years were Boots, Burrhead, Baby, Cheddar, Bud, Sissy, and Tater, the only one who survives. Tater showed up as a very wild stray kitten and with patience and some ham, he tamed him down and spoiled him rotten.
He retired from General Electric of Logan after 35 years. He spent most of that time as a machinist. Although he left high school before graduating his senior year, he had a rare ability to look at a drawing for a part and be able to tell whether it would work or not, which he proved to at least one engineer.
There were no calling hours. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. where there was a short graveside service.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to The Pet Orphanage P.O. Box 906 Logan, Ohio 43138.
Arrangements were by the Heinlein-Brown Funeral home, Logan, Ohio.
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