Carl E. Davis, 86

DEC. 29, 1925-NOV. 2, 2012

November 03, 2012

Carl Edward Davis, 86, of Dawsonville, Ga., passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his residence following an extended illness.

Born Dec. 29, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late Roy and Zola Davis, he had been a resident of Dawsonville since 1996.

Serving from 1944 to 1946 during World War II, he was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, 5th Marines, 24th Infantry, Casual Company on Iwo Jima.

He retired in 1992 from Lockheed, where he worked for more than 30 years as an aircraft engineer.

Mr. Davis was a member of McKees Chapel United Methodist Church and Etowah Lodge 222 F & AM.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Betty Jane Davis; and brothers, Roger, Wilbur, Leonard, and Dan Davis.

Surviving are his son, Douglas S. Davis of Dawsonville; granddaughters, Alicia Davis of Dawsonville, Krista Davis of Dawsonville, and Danielle Davis of Dawsonville; brother, Roy E. Davis of Hagerstown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frieda Nunamaker of Hagerstown, June and Paul Andrews of Hagerstown, and Mary and Frank Malott of Williamsport, Md.; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Sven Mossinger will officiate. Interment will follow in McKees Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help offset final expenses.

Condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville.

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