DAVIS, Louis W. "Wally" Jr., 91, of Wintersville, Ohio, died Friday, January 24, 2014, at his home.
He was born in Elliott, PA, on October 9, 1922, the eldest son of the late Louis W. and Edna Pauline Davis, Sr.
Wally served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an aviation machinist 3rd class on the USS Astoria and was honorably discharged in May of 1946.
When called to war Wally was attending Penn State University where he later graduated with honors in Agronomy after serving his country. He was extremely proud of both accomplishments.
He managed Melben Farms in Richmond, OH for the Benedum Family for many years prior to his employment with Timet. During his time with Timet, he worked in the chemistry lab as a metallurgist and was active in the United Steel Workers Union and served as the union president.
Prior to his illness, he attended Two Ridge Presbyterian Church in Wintersville. He enjoyed family time, gardening, fishing and spending time with his dog Sheba.
Preceding Wally in death were his wife, whom he married April 27, 1952, Kathryn V. "Katie" Chuich Davis, in 1982; two brothers, William and Robert Davis; and sister, Barbara Grimm.
Surviving are his children, whom he helped his wife Katie raise, Robert W. (Vangelle) Davis of Wintersville, OH, David J. Davis of Wintersville, OH, Mark W. (Darlene) Davis of Lewisville, NC and Bonnie L. (Dave) Maculaitis of Uhrichsville, OH; five grandchildren, David (Jill) Maculaitis of Canal Fulton, OH, Michele (Chad) Henry of Uhrichsville, OH, Jennifer (Brad) Wadsworth of Chardon, OH, Kaila Davis of Lewisville, NC and Kendra Davis of Lewisville, NC and five great-grandchildren Colby Maculaitis, Logan Henry, Luke Henry, Lanie Wadsworth and Brady Wadsworth.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Monday 4-8 p.m. where services will be held Tuesday 12:30 p.m. Burial at Fort Steuben.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Charity Hospice, PO Box 2483, Wintersville, OH 43953
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com