Frank B. Davis Jr., 65, of the East Liberty area, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his home, with his beloved wife by his side.
Frank was born Sept. 26, 1948, to the late Frank Sr. and Harriett Price Davis of Bellefontaine. He also was preceded in death by brothers, Michael (Sandy) and Gary (Darlene) Davis.
Frank and his wife, Deborah K. Harshbarger-Davis had reunited just three years ago Feb. 10, after having been married in 1971. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Nicolette Davis and son, A.J. Davis; three grandchildren; two sisters, Becky Davis (Colby) Pequignot and Sharon Davis (Jerry) Kerns Miller; brother, Randy Davis ( Denise), all of Arizona. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A retired homebuilder, Frank entered the United States Army in July 1968 and completed his obligation with an honorable discharge in March 1970. He served one year in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Purple Heart, Certificate of Appreciation, and the Vietnam Army Commendation Medal. His unit received two presidential citations while he was a member of the 4th Infantry Division.
Frank was a lifetime member of AMVETS Post 39 in Lakeview. He was a dedicated NASCAR fan, enjoyed fishing, and treasured the three years he’d spent on his houseboat in Mississippi.
Frank and Debbie shared their love of college football season as well as tending to their garden and lawn. Frank was so happy to reach his goal of first-time home ownership this month, just before his health declined. They welcomed a five-week-old chocolate lab into their home about two years ago and Missy immediately captured his heart, and remained by his side Friday afternoon.
Memorial service details will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed towards an organization that was close to his heart, www.WoundedWarriorProject.org.
Arrangements were handled by Jennings Farley Funeral Home, West Liberty.