Dwight Eugene Davis, 94, of Kingston, went to be with our Lord on Friday, March 18, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1922, the son of the late John R. and Lucy (Pontious) Davis of Kingston.
On Jan. 6, 1946, he married the former Bette Waters, a wonderful marriage partnership that lasted 70 years. Their entire life together was spent in Kingston.
He is survived by his wife, Bette; special children, James L. (Sally) Davis of Columbus and Kristina K. Gerber of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Davis of Orient and Melissa and Matthew Gerber of Lancaster; and great-grandchild, Norah Davis of Orient. He is also survived by three nephews, Col. John Davis (Ret.) of Lenoir, North Carolina, Dan Davis of Amity and Tom Davis of Circleville; and many loving friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Raymond Davis; and special sister-in-law, Betty J. Davis, all of Kingston.
Dwight was a devoted member of the Circleville First Church of Christ in Christian Union, an active member of the Building Disciples SS Class, and the Senior Citizens J.O.Y. Group. He was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1940.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served two years in India. He was also a 50-plus year member of the Kingston American Legion.
He was an original member of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Department and served several terms on the Kingston village council.
He was the owner of Davis Plumbing and Sheet Metal Company and retired from that business.
Dwight loved the Lord and served Him in so many ways all of his adult life. The way he lived his life was truly an example to be followed. He will truly be missed by all who loved him so much.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with Pastor Greg Gardner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with military honors provided by the Ross County Honor Guard. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Hill’s.
Memorial contributions can be made to Berger Hospice, 1170 N. Court St., Suite B, Circleville, OH 43113.
Condolences can be made on Dwight’s online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal