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Kenneth LeRoy Davis

December 12, 1931 November 12, 2018
Kenneth LeRoy Davis
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Obituary for Kenneth LeRoy Davis

Kenneth LeRoy Davis age 86 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday morning November 12, 2018 at the Sturgis Hospital.
He was born December 12, 1931 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Clifford and Helen (Gest) Davis.
Ken was a lifelong Sturgis resident. On June 5, 1965 he married he married Rebecca Jean Payton in Stroh, Indiana.
He had been employed by the Harter Corporation in Sturgis for 20 years retiring when the company closed. At the time of his retirement he was working as a painter with Howk Painting and Don Hays Painting both in Sturgis. He had also been employed by the Paramount Furniture Company in Sturgis.
Ken was proud to have served his country in the U.S, Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany earning the rank of Private First Class. He was a true history buff and loved motorcycles, traveling to nearly all the states on his motorcycle. He also enjoyed yard work.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 53 years: Rebecca; one daughter: Lisa Marie (Lenny) Nickell of Sturgis; one son: Larry Davis of Sturgis; four grandchildren: Destiny Caley, Melina Davis, Jennifer Muncy and Chris Walker; three great grandchildren: Ryder, Damean and Ethan; one sister: Linda Richter of Sturgis; one brother: Wayne Davis of Rupert, Idaho; special friends: Spencer George and Alice Butz of Centreville and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son: Michael LeRoy Davis and one brother: Roger Davis.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A private memorial service honoring and celebrating the life of Kenneth L. Davis will be held at a later date with full military honors being conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Davis’s memory consider the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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Burr Oak Cemetery Final Resting Place

6550 Middle Colon Road
Burr Oak, MI 49030

6550 Middle Colon Road Burr Oak 49030 MI
United States

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