Charles Davis

Charles Davis

Charles Davis
May 26, 1920 – July 22, 2017
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 97
Served With Honor ~ United States Military Veteran

Charles Davis, 97, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Charles was born Wednesday, May 26, 1920, in Oskaloosa, the son of Richard and Margaret Davis.

Charles graduated from the New Sharon High School with the Class of 1937.

Charles joined the U.S. Army and served in the 226 FA BN 24th Corp. from 1941 – 1945.

On September 13, 1951, Charles was united in marriage to Doris Johnson in Oskaloosa and Doris died July 16, 2017.

Charles worked at John Merrill in Ottumwa for 22 years until it closed. He then went to work for Mahaska Industries in Oskaloosa and retired from there in 1974.

Charles always enjoyed joking and visiting with his coworkers. Charles loved to tell stories about his time in the service and the soldiers he served with. He loved to work in his yard and blowing snow in the winters. His favorite thing in life was spending time with his family and sitting on the front porch with Doris drinking coffee and watching the traffic on the highway. He always said he could see more on that highway than he could on TV.

He is survived by his two sons: Rickie (& Kael) Davis of Jamestown, Colorado and Kelly (& Erin) Davis of Des Moines; three daughters: Deborah (& Dennis) Beal of Oskaloosa, Jo Davis of Oskaloosa, and Jane (& Jeff) Graham of Harvey; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; a sister-in-law: Billie Marie Davis of Pleasantville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris; a son, Charles Wesley Davis; a grandson, Adam Davis; and two brothers: Don (& Avis) Davis and Keith Davis.

As was his wish, Charles’ body has been cremated.
No services are planned.
Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.



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