Carlyle C. Davis


Carlyle C. Davis, 90, of rural Bellefontaine, passed peacefully to his heavenly home at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the home of his daughter, Jeanette, in Columbus, with his daughters, Jeanette and Christine, at his side.

He was born on March 19, 1923, near DeGraff, the son of the late Ottis Henson Davis and Edna Keysor Davis.

He married Nelva McIntosh on Dec. 22, 1951, who preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2011. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Rose Cutchen.

Survivors include his beloved children, Christine (Doyle) Hartman of Delaware, Christopher (Valerie) Davis of West Mansfield, Jeanette Davis of Columbus and Daniel (Carol) Davis of Brownstown, Pa.; grandchildren, Janelle, Jason and Ryan Hartman and Elizabeth, Catherine, AhnaMarie and Abigail Davis; nephew, Larry Graham and other nieces and nephews; and several cousins, including Betty Park Bishop and Koneta Swink Campbell.

Carlyle graduated in 1941 from Blume High School in Wapakoneta. He retired from Siemens in 1985 after 34 years of service.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin as a meat and dairy inspector. He was a former member of West Mansfield Friends and Bellefontaine First Friends Churches and in recent years attended the Zanesfield Community Chapel.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Zanesfield Community Chapel, 4754 County Road 10, Zanesfield. Pastor Keith Matthews officiates a service at 11 am. Saturday at the church, with visitation one hour prior. Burial is in the York Cemetery, York Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Zanesfield Community Chapel, 4754 County Road 10, Zanesfield 43360.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, condolences may be expressed at