George Davies, YanktonGeorge Willard, “Willie” Davis, 94, Yankton, formerly of Mitchell, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Yankton.
George Willard, “Willie” Davis, 94, Yankton, formerly of Mitchell, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Yankton.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1919.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Serviceman’s Memorial Cemetery, Mitchell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Will Funeral Chapel, Mitchell.
George Willard “Willie” Davies, son of John and Mabel (Jorgenson) Davies, was born Mitchell.
He grew up and received his education in Mitchell, graduating from Mitchell High School.
After his schooling, Willie was employed as a mechanic at Rozum Motor Company.
On Oct. 1, 1940, Willie entered the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II with the 147th.
He was honorably discharged on July 6, 1945, and returned to Mitchell.
He was united in marriage with Lucile Krogman and the couple farmed near Fulton.
Later, Willie began driving truck and continued to drive truck for 40 years, retiring at the age of 81.
After his retirement, Willie made his home at Meadowlawn Plaza in Mitchell for 10 years and then moved to an assisted living center in Salem.
Willie later became a resident of the Golden Living Center in Salem.
Grateful for having shared his life are his four sons: Stanton Davies, Watertown; Ronald Davies, California; Monte Davies, Elkhart, Ind.; and Dennis Davies, Mitchell; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters: Eleanor, Bonnie, Lucille and Bessie; a brother, John “Milton;” and a great-grandchild.