Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Obituaries

February 23, 2012

Leslie Davis

Feb. 23, 2012 — Leslie Davis

1928-2012

Our loving and gracious Lord has called Leslie Davis, 83, of Grayson, home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  He passed peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2012, and was met at heaven’s gates by his cherished parents, brothers and sisters.

Les is survived by his beloved wife, Wilma; two devoted daughters, Karen (Alan) Eldridge of Wilmington, Ohio and Paula Hall of Grayson; five wonderful grandchildren, Lisa, Michelle, Kristin, Stephen and Erinn; two precious great grandchildren, Landon and Aiden and two loving brothers, Lewis (Geneva) Davis of Gregoryville and Howard (Ella) Davis of Otway, Ohio.

He was born March 8, 1928 in Grahn, to Williamand Mortie Erwin Davis.  Les was the youngest of eleven children.  He grew up on the family farm in Grahn and always held those precious years close to his heart. Les moved to Dayton, Ohio at the age of 16. There he met his wife of 64 years and they were married October 16, 1947. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.  After discharge from the service, he and Wilma returned to Dayton and both daughters were born there.  In 1960 the family returned to Grayson and Les installed the equipment and stayed on as chief engineer for a while at WGOH -WUGO Radio in Grayson.    In 1967 he joined the staff at Morehead State University and worked for many years as chief engineer in the Telecommunications Dept.  Les retired from the State of West Virginia where he worked as a radar technician.   He was a member of Gregoryville Christian Holiness Church. 

He was preceded in death by two sisters Alma Cooley and Cleo Kelty; five brothers Albert, Glen, Manford, Ralph, and Chester Davis.

The ravaging effect of Alzheimer’s upon our dear father was a very difficult thing to watch. However, the Lord was always with our family during those trying years.  Countless times during his illness we would enter the room to find him praying.  Our father may have forgotten our names or where he was, but he never forgot his Lord.  There is no doubt that our father now resides in heaven.  Our family finds great peace in this knowledge and we hope and pray that it will comfort you also.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday February 25, at 1:00 p.m. with Lewis Davis officiating.  Burial followed at Olive Hill Memorial Gardens.    Friends called from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday February 24 and after 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service on Saturday. 

Online condolences may be made at www.sparksfh.com.

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