Ernest Davis, Army veteran

June 22, 2022

Ernest Davis, 94, of Georgetown, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, in the care of his daughter and hospice care in Frankford.

Ernest was born Oct. 29, 1927, to the late Vaughn and Maggie Taylor Davis in Taylorville, Md. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Margie Lynch Davis in 1983; his second wife Pearl Eva Davis in 2012; and his companion Arvella Sirman known as “Buddy” in April of this year; seven siblings; as well as three children: his son Jimmy Lee Davis in 1966; and two daughters, Rosemary Stewart in 2014 and Wilma Lee Nelson in 2020. 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and lived a very active life.  He retired from Moore Business Forms, a paper products manufacturer.  He loved playing guitar and singing.  He sang in nursing homes and hospitals with his friend Bob Truitt.  When he was young, he and his friend, Ralph Pettit, played guitar and sang on the radio.  He loved everybody, was easygoing and was very hardworking. 

Ernest is survived by three children, Wayne E. Davis (Rosa) of Parsonsburg, Md., Shirley Ann Davis of Willards, Md., and Susie Pearl Davis Rickards (Lester) of Frankford.  He was also blessed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 24, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. for viewing and visitation.  Interment will follow at Jerusalem U.M.C. Cemetery in Parsonsburg, Md.

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