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Jimmie R. Davis, 82, Camilla Drive (Bluewell), passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Mercer Nursing and Rehab.
Born on October 8, 1934 in Leckie, he was a son of the late Joseph G. and Ruth (Davis) Davis. He had been a resident of Bluewell for over 50 years and was a member of the Bluewell United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 9 Bluefield, WV. He was a retired chief chemist for US Steel in Gary. After his retirement, he was a dedicated funeral assistant for Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell and was most recognized as their hearse driver. He was a member of the masonic lodge, the Beni-Kedem Shrine in Charleston, Bluefield Chapter and Commandery, and the Bluefield Shrine Patrol. He was also a former member of the Bluewell Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Hall Davis; and his brothers, James B. and Mitchell Davis.
Survivors include: Daughter: Pam Rash and husband John of Bluefield; Granddaughter whom he was very proud of: Emily Nester Jenks and husband Bobby of Cross Lanes, WV; Great-grandchildren: Meredith and David Jenks; Son in law: Doug Nester of Bluewell.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:00PM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Rev. D. Homer Stewart officiating. Military Honors will be performed by the VFW Post 9696 Bluefield, VA and the American Legion Post 14 Pocahontas, VA. Entombment will privately follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park Waterfall Mausoleum in Bluewell.
Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00-2:00PM at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com
Published on September 9, 2017
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