David Doland Davis

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

David Doland Davis, 74, died July 16, 2016, at Joe Clark's Assisted Living, Nevada, Mo. He was born Jan. 17, 1942, in Harper, Kan., to Donivan and Isabel (Walter) Davis.

He was a devoted father, grandfather, and a great-grandfather who loved traveling to see his family whenever he could. David loved to fish at Table Rock Lake with his Dad and kids. He took long drives through the back roads and loved the rolling hills, the green fields and trees.

He married Joyce A. Rexroat on Dec. 9, 1959, in Pratt, Kan. They divorced one year later. He then married Mianna C. Kaiser on April 3, 1961, in Clayton, N.M. They divorced after 17 years.

Survivors include his former spouse, Mianna Forrester; his daughter, Rebecca and husband, Ed, Sahuarita, Ariz; sons, Douglas and wife, Renee Davis, Gaithersburg, Md., and Allen and wife, Connie Davis, Hooker, Okla.; daughters, Barbara and husband, Earl Mallard, Guymon, Okla., Melissa and husband, Kevin Hook, Guymon,Okla., and Jolene (primary caregiver) and husband, Shannon Stone, Nevada,Mo. He had 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren with one more that is due this year; five stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna; brother, Clinton; sister-in-law, Shirley; and stepmother, Joan.

Services will be held in late August at a private ceremony in Branson, Mo.

Memorial donations to support the family with medical/funeral expenses may be made to GoFundMe at www.gofundme.com/2eyu7f64.