W. Dean Davis

July 01, 1934 ‒ November 15, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Dean Davis, 84, of Mt. Gilead passed away November 15, 2018 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

Born July 1, 1934 in Morrow County, he was the son of the late Glen and Mary (Davis) Davis.  He married Joyce Elaine Morton on December 20, 1953 and they enjoyed over 64 years together.

Dean served in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked for the former Perfection-Cobey for 27 ½ years and then for HS Automotive in Mansfield until retiring after 17 ½ years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping rebuilding Wheel Horse tractors and most recently going to truck pulls to watch his grandson pull.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Terry (Teresa) Davis of Edison, Tina (Clayton) Parsons of Seville and Trudy (Tom) Ray of Galion; four grandchildren, Nathan (Jill) Parsons of Ashland, Tiffany (Mike) Hirt of Mt. Gilead, Travis Davis of Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Chad Ray of Galion; four great grandchildren, Jack, Lynn, Riley and Morgan; sister, Dorothy Pfleiderer of Galion and a sister-in-law, Mary Cherrington of Edison.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by numerous brothers and a sister.

At his request private services will be held for the family with full military honors conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dean Davis, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

 

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  • It is with a heavy and broken heart I speak of Dean Davis.
    Without a doubt one of the finest fellas I have had the pleasure to know.
    To Joyce and Trudy I send my deepest heart felt sympathy. No man could have been loved more then by these two gals.
    To Tom and Chad I cannot begin to express the loss you fellas must feel. I know you fellas loved him with all your heart.
    Dean Davis was loved by everyone that knew him . I am honored to say I knew Dean and considered him a good friend and fine fine Gentleman.
    Bless his soul!
    Harry & Leslie Holbrook

  • I am so very sorry for your families loss, he will be missed by many. Sending prayers.

    Melinda Harper Corder

  • I will miss my Uncle Dean. He supported me during some of my difficult times during adolescence. He was a gentle, loving person. God Bless Aunt Joyce and my cousins as they cherish the memories! Sharon Kay

  • I am so sorry to hear Dean’s passing. I always loved speaking with him! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I know how hard it is to lose such a great man! Hugs!!

  • We are so sorry to hear of Deans passing. Please know that you all have our deepest sympathy. If you need anything please let us know
    Sincerely,
    Ed and Deb Mccleese

  • Trudy, Tom, Chad, Joyce and Family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dean. Trudy your Dad was the greatest and always knew how to make you laugh. Please know I am thinking of all of you and love to all of you.

  • GOD BLESS ALL. DEAN WAS THE BEST. WE ARE SO SORRY TO HERE THAT HE HAD PASSED, IM GLAD THAT MIKE WAS ABLE TO SEE BOTH OF YOU, WHEN HE WAS AT THE AMVETS. HE WILL BE MISSED EMENSLEY, DONT WANT TO BOTHER YOU, CALL WHEN YOU HAVE TIME. LOVE YOU. MIKE AND ROSIE.

  • So sorry for your loss Tina, Clayton, and the rest of the Family. Your in our thoughts and prayers. — Deb and Randy Linn