Obituary: Edward S. Davis

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Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 2:34 PM EDT
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Edward S. Davis, 84 of Parkersburg passed away June 9, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Wood County the son of the late Ephriam and Effie Blanche Pratt Davis.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He had retired from  Walker Parkersburg after many years of service and was a member of the Red Hill United Methodist Church.  He was an avid W.V.U. Mountaineer Sports Fan and loved hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Naomi Deem Davis of Parkersburg;  His children, Ken Davis (Jennifer) of Vienna and Roberta Ratz (Steven) of Wilkinson, WV.  His grandchildren, Megan Davis, Allie Davis, Justin Ratz (Erin), Devan Ratz, Lydia Ratz and Cody Garrett.  One brother, Dale Davis (Susie) of Parkersburg and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Raymond Davis (Frances), John Davis (Louise), Grace Davis, Okey Davis, Betty Cannon, Gene Davis, Rob Davis and Marlene Davis.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00pm at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Pastor Bud Corbin officiating.  Burial will be in the Merrill Chapel Cemetery with full military honors by Parkersburg American Legion Post #15.  Visitation will be Friday from 6-8pm and Saturday from 1:00pm until service time.

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