His education began at the
In his youth, he was active in both 4-H and FFA in
He spent two years as a rural school teacher in
During World War II he entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 3, 1943. He received his training at
He was married to the former Donna Hibbs on Aug. 14, 1947. They made their home in
Music was an important part of his life from the time he began cornet lessons at age 11. He was very proud of the musical achievements of each of his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed the family instrumental “jam sessions” and sing-alongs.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Torcie Merlin Davis; and a niece, Phyllis Davis.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 60 years, Donna; daughters Kay Singley and husband, Rob, of Moulton, Jan Berner and husband, Kim, of Albia; son Bruce and wife Deana of Numa; seven grandchildren, Andrea Singley and fiance Jeffrey DeWeese of Princeton, Mo., Rachel Singley of Oskaloosa, Beth
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a loyal friend and a good neighbor.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday,
Friends may call at the Randolph Funeral Home in