Sam Davis, 80, of rural Sweet Springs, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Smith Chapel United Methodist Church near Marshall, with Rev. Barry Baugh officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 7, 1932, near Napton, he was the son of the late Joseph B. Davis Jr. and Hortense Woodsmall Davis. On July 13, 1995, he married Doris Peterman Allen who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County his entire life, was a farmer and a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church where he held various positions within the church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Malta Bend American Legion Post 558. He served on the Napton School Board, Farm Bureau Board and Smith Chapel Cemetery Board. He was an ASCS county committeeman and a member of Ozark Winnebago Club.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Ahrens and her husband, Darrell, of rural Marshall, Patsy Dehn and her husband, Roger, of rural Marshall and Carol Tieman and her husband, Tom, of rural Alma; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Barbara Snyder and her husband, Greg, of rural Green City and Paul Allen and his wife, Jennifer, of rural Sweet Springs; four step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; one sister, Nora Thomas and her husband, Jim, of rural Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Debbie Davis; three brothers, John B. Davis in infancy, Joseph W. Davis Sr. and Thomas W. (Tom) Davis; and one sister, Lillian Johnson.
Additional information provided per family recompense.