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Donald Ray Davis of Sullivan, Missouri was born to the union of Frank and Laura (Burns) Davis on Tuesday, November 21, 1944 in St. Clair, Missouri. He left from this life on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Cuba Manor at the age of 73 years. Don honorably served his country in the United States Army, during Vietnam, from 1964 to 1967. He was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Parachutist Badge, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal W/v device, Expert Badge (Rifle, M-16, M-14, M-60 Machine Gun) and the Good Conduct Medal. He also attended the Airborne School in 1965. Don retired as a mechanic from Chrysler after forty years of dedicated service. He enjoyed being the Head Cub Master in Sullivan for several years and in his spare time he loved fishing and hunting. Don spent hours collecting aluminum cans on I-44 between Stanton and Sullivan so that he had money to help other people. Don was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend of many. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Laura (Burns) Davis and other family and friends Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his three children Tina Lee Lefler of Steelville, Douglas Scott Allan and wife Julieta Saray Davis of Sullivan, Christopher Davis of Rolla; one brother Bob and wife Zelda Davis of St. Clair; nine grandchildren Amber Marie and husband William "Billy" Henry, Ryan James Warren and wife Jaime Nichol Evans, Breanna Lee Lefler, Brandon Ray Davis, Kali Rochelle Davis, Bradley Ethan Davis, Gregory Scott Davis, Brett Allan Davis, Rachel Deven Maylee; eleven great-grandchildren Jacob Ryan Allen Henry, William Lee Henry, Daniel Thomas Henry, Brooklyn Marie Henry, Jase Warren Evans, Summer Davis, Skyla Davis, Remi Davis, Ruth Maylee, Jedidiah Maylee and one more great-grandson on the way; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. In keeping with his wishes, Don will be cremated. His cremated remains will be placed in the Columbarium at Ft. Leonard Wood State Veterans Cemetery in Waynesville, Missouri. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Davis family.
Ft. Leonard Wood State Veterans Cemetery
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