Marion D. Davis 06-1994 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
The funeral for Marion D. "John" Davis, 80, was at 10 AM Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Shattuck. Dr. Herb Bridgwater officiated. Graveside services were at 3 PM at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery, directed by Mason Funeral Home, Shattuck. He died June 6, 1994, at Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck.
He was born September 4, 1913, in the Jet community to Ira and Nellie Lester Davis. He grew up in the Jet area and attended Chicago, Plainview and Jet schools. He was a butcher for the Safeway Store in Cherokee before enlisting in the U.S. Army.
On July 9, 1941, he entered the service at Oklahoma City and trained as an artillery mechanic. The next four years, he served in Normandie, Northern Friends and Central Europe. He was awarded the Service Ribbon, one Silver Star, one Bronze Star, a Good Conduct Metal and a Defense Ribbon.
In 1940, he married Marguarita McCartor. They moved to a farm South of Shattuck in 1946 where he farmed and operated a dairy. She died in 1956. He moved to Tempe, Arizona, and was employed by the Safeway Store in Phoenix. He later returned to the farm South of Shattuck.
He is survived by his wife Ruby of Shattuck; a son, David of Kenner, Louisiana; a daughter, Lisa Wynn of El Dorado, Arkansas, and two sisters, Margaret Patton of Cherokee and Elinor Hale of Georgetown, Texas.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to a charity of donor's choice.
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