Edward 'Slim' Davis, General Motors retiree

October 22, 2013

Mr. Edward Dale “Slim” Davis of Gumboro, 91, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.

Mr. Davis was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Lansing, N.C. to the late Charles Edward and Betty Audrey Davis. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by siblings, Charles H. (Jack), June, Jean and Betty.

Edward moved to Gumboro after retiring from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was a former member of UAW and former member of the American Legion. He was a cowboy. He enjoyed horse racing, slots, guns and cooking, especially flapjacks. He was a wonderful person who liked to joke around. He also liked woodworking and could build just about anything. He enjoyed his family and visiting family members in North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife and companion of 24 years, Loretta E. Davis of Gumboro; a son, Lonnie Davis of Elkton, Md.; 11 stepchildren; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and let’s not forget his feline friend Cat. His most memorable times were spent with family. The family would also like to mention the special ladies from Delaware Hospice who cared for him, especially Dana.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call after noon. Burial will follow.


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