Glenn D. Davis Jr. of Delta died Oct. 18, 2012. He was 89 years old.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at the Delta City Cemetery in Delta.
Glenn was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Foreaker, Okla., and spent his childhood in Yuma and Roswell, N.M., and moved to a homestead in Flagstaff, Ariz., in 1927.
Glenn attended schools in Flagstaff until he was drafted out of college into the U.S. Army in February 1943. He was assigned to the 551st sig AW BN, where he was sent to medical tech school in Florida. He was then sent to the South Pacific, first to Guadualcanal, then to Rendova Island in the Philippines until the war ended. He attained the rank of tech sergeant.
After coming home, Glenn worked as a concrete inspector for the Arizona State Highway Department for a time. He drove trucks for Navajo Freight Lines and also Yellow Transit Freight. He also worked as a carpenter building houses and doing remodel work. Glenn later became a sheriff's deputy and became the undersheriff of Coconino County.
Glenn married Mary Martha Shockey on Feb. 24, 1946, in Flagstaff, Ariz. They celebrated 66 years of marriage.
Glenn moved back to Colorado in 1970 to fill a lifelong dream of owning his own farm. While farming, he also did carpentry work around the valley. He also went to work for the Delta County Jail and became jail administrator at the rank of sergeant.
Glenn loved being with his family and visiting with friends. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Glenn was an avid sportsman who hunted and fished his entire life. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Mary M. Davis; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Davis of Camp Verde, Ariz., Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Davis III of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis of Delta; two daughters, Kelly Davis of Murray, Utah, and Tammi Neblock and her husband Chuck of Vancouver, Wash.; 12 grandchildren, Will Davis of Cottonwood, Ariz., Leslee Padilla of Phoenix, Ariz., Wynn Davis of Flagstaff, Ariz., Todd Davis of Phoenix, Ariz., Mylissa Davis of Pueblo, Hannah Davis, Nolan Davis of Eckert, Stewart Davis of Vancouver, Wash., Rebekah Davis of Delta, Anthony Randall of Buffalo, Wyo., Jay Randall of Camp Verde, Ariz., and Marie Moore of Rimrock, Ariz.; 11 great-grandchildren, Brenden Davis, Alexis Padilla, Ethan Padilla, Capri Davis, Clark Randall, Andrew Randall, Grace Moore, Shyanne Moore, Jayde Moore, Mya Randall and Jewel Randall.
Glenn is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Sr. and Cora Davis; brothers, Tom Davis, Ben Davis and twins Clell and Clay Davis; and sisters Glenndeen and Myrtle.
Those serving as pallbearers were Todd Davis, Stewart Davis, Rebekah Davis, Marie Moore, Jay Randall and Nolan Davis. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Wynn Davis, Will Davis, Leslee Padilla, Chris Helm and Mylissa Davis. Nolan Davis, grandson, serving in the U.S. Navy presented the flag to his grandmother Mary Davis.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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