Davis, Henry

Henry Carl Davis, 85, of Fayette, Ohio, died Dec. 20, 2009, with his loved ones by his side at his home.

Henry was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Napoleon, Ohio, to Elza Allen and Lillian Pearl (Noaker) Davis.

Henry was a U.S. Navy veteran and fought in World War II, where he received multiple campaign ribbons for his service. 

He worked for the American Chain and Cable in Adrian, Mich., until his retirement in 1980, after 29 years of service.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #368 in Morenci. He  enjoyed square dancing, country music and was a baseball fan.

Henry survived by four sons, Richard of Tennessee, Robert Herman of California, Paul (and Pat) Herman of Morenci and David (and Joan Hood) Davis of Tucson, Ariz.; six daughters, Carol (and Ora) Hatcher of Sylvania, Ohio, Joyce (and Michael) Dwyer of Morenci, Lillian (and Rollin Lauber) Warren of Hudson, Mich., Mary Ellen Davis of Adrian, Delores Rayer of North Branch, Minn., and Diana (and William) Mundhenk of Fayette; 45 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Harold, Clifford, Elsie, and Les; his beloved wife of 45 years, Emma Davis; his sons, Oscar and Eddie Herman; daughter, Clara Jeanette Herman; son-in-law, Richard Rayer; and three great-grandchildren, Mark and Marsha Bretthauer and Rhonda Hatcher-Anaya.

Visitation is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.  Graveside burial is scheduled at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23.  Rev. Father Ferguson will officiate.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Williams and Fulton Counties Hospice of Archbold or to the Kidney Foundation.