EAST PRAIRIE - Arthur E. Davis, 83, died at 8:28 a.m. Aug. 31, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Arthur Elmer and Fannie Belle Weatherspoon Davis, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired construction worker and member of the Assembly of God Church in East Prairie.
On Feb. 11, 1939, at Charleston, he married Martha Furgerson who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Mary Davis of East Prairie; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty Huff and Barbara and Herschel Riggins of East Prairie and Wilma and Jimmy Alford of Sikeston; and 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
One son, David Earl Davis, preceded him in death.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home where services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Jim Alford, Donnie Alford, Mike Davis, Michael Hart, Justin Hart and Don Hart.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Bobbie Chance and Billy Miller.