GIDEON -- Rex B. Davis, 85, died June 9, 2004, at the Gideon Care Center.
Born Oct. 26, 1918, in Parma, son of the late Oscar B. and Cora Mae Neal Davis, he had lived for 45 years in Michigan, where he owned and operated three service stations. For the past five years, he has lived in Gideon and prior to that, he lived in Florida for seven years. A retired mechanic with the Phillips Petroleum Co., he was a former member of the Sadlers Chapel United Methodist Church in Dexter and had been attending First Baptist Church in Gideon.
His wife, Mildred Cook, preceded him in death.
Four brothers, Elton Davis, Elmo Davis, Ivan Davis and Burl Davis, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one son, Butch Davis of Moriarty, N.M.; four daughters, Alma May Lewis of La Vergne, Tenn., Rita Beschorner of White House, Tenn., Elizabeth Ann Kalis of Dryden, Mich., and Linda Lee Simpson of Waterford, Mich.; one brother, O.B. Davis of Enid, Okla.; one sister, Betty Bowman of St. Louis; and 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Lloyd Anderson of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Sadlers Chapel Cemetery near Dexter.