Military veteran

Charles Otis Davis, 83, passed away after a long illness on April 13, 2013, at Licking Park Manor. He was born in Houston, Mo., at the Ancestral home on Brushy Creek Road on Jan. 15, 1930, to William Gilford and Malinda Leona (Brownfield) McGibney Davis.

Otis was of the Christian faith. He enlisted in the Army on Jan. 17, 1952, and served in Korea. He was honorably discharged Dec. 9, 1953, as a Corporal, receiving the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He worked for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in Chicago. Otis was also a carpenter in St.Louis. He was dedicated to his home and land and built his own home a short distance from the family home. Otis was awarded the Missouri Century Farm award in 1993.

Otis was preceded in death by his parents, and infant daughter, Sharon Genene, three brothers, Ernest McGibney, Erman McGibney and John W. Davis; and a sister, Ruth Mae Castleman.

Surviving is a sister, Mary Lou O’Neill of North Port, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Gibson and the Rev. John Wisdom officiating. Pallbearers were Arvil Hill, Lexie Castleman, Jackie O’Neill, Van McGibney, Darryl Miller and Tom O’Neill. Burial with full military honors was at Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.


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