SIKESTON - Audie Davis Jr., 76, died Dec. 14, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born May 14, 1925, in DeKalb, Miss., to the late Audie and Geneva Alexander Davis Sr., he had lived in Missouri since 1946. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Pilgrim's Rest Missionary Baptist Church at Canalou and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
On Jan. 15, 1955, he married Rose Dale Lawrence, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two sons, Audie M. Davis of Waukegan, Ill., and Gerald A. Davis of Silver Springs, Md.; six daughters, Geneva Harden and Sylvia Davis of Minneapolis, Minn., and Betty Green, Maxine Holloway, Vicki A. Davis and Felicia S. Davis of Sikeston; nine brothers, John Davis of Detroit, Mich., Elmer Davis, Jacob Bishop, Nolan Bishop, Sam A. Bishop and Samuel B. Bishop of Chicago, and Norman Davis of Sikeston, Willie Davis of St. Louis and Ellis Bishop of Niles, Mich.; five sisters, Ocsie Oliver of Detroit, Ethel Holloman and Elsie Bishop of St. Louis, and MyNeal Cain and Pauline Brown of Essex; and 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Raymon Charles Davis, and one daughter, Charita Yvette Davis.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturday until time for services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Green Memorial Church of God in Christ. The Rev. Major M. Lucious, pastor of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial with military rites will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston under the direction of Williams-Farr and Purnell Funeral Home of Sikeston.