SIKESTON -- Glenn Edward Davis, 65, died at 3:32 p.m. Jan. 21, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Feb. 21, 1941, in Cobden, Ill., son of the late Lewis Edward Davis and Thelma Irene Palmer Mize, he had lived for 25 years in Wyatt before moving to Sikeston in December 2006. He was of the Pentecostal belief but attended Wyatt United Methodist Church in Charleston. When he was 18, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy serving for four years on the USS Hyades AF28 which included service during The Bay of Pigs incident. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 16 years before retiring in 1979 having attained the rank of sergeant first class E-7. Following his active service, he moved to Wyatt and was employed with the U.S. Post Office in Charleston until his retirement in 1998. He joined the Charleston VFW Post 4294 in 1979 and served them as post commander, district commander, Missouri VFW state surgeon, Missouri VFW Jr. vice commander, Missouri VFW Big 10, post quartermaster and district quartermaster. In addition to his VFW involvements, he was a member in the following organizations: Sikeston American Legion, Military Order of Cootie, Scottish Rite of Free Mason 32nd degree Valley of St. Louis and Charleston Lodge 407 AF&AM.
On Dec. 28, 1960, at Wyatt, he married Carolyn Ovaline Scoggins who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Mary C. Davis of the home and Karen Davis Davidson of Sikeston; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael B. and Joan Davis of Aurora, Ill.; one half sister, Phyllis Davis, address unknown; two grandchildren, Erin Staples and Caleb Davidson of Sikeston; and one great-
grandson, Wyatt Staples Merideth of Sikeston.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Ralph Clyde Mize.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Charleston United Methodist Church where services will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Jesperson, pastor, officiating.
Burial with full military rites provided by the Fort Leonard Wood U.S. Army Honor Guard will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.