F uneral services for Mr. Charles William Davis, age 84, of Manchester, Tenn., will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery. Visitation with the Davis family was on Sunday, Jan. 30, at the funeral home.
Mr. Davis passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Davis was born in Brandon, Vt., the son of the late Charles and Ivy Hirst Davis. He went to high school in Whitehall, where he enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He served on a mine sweeper in the Pacific. He married Babette Baker in 1946. He was retired from Fuller Brush Co. in East Hartford, Conn., and Great Bend, Kans. He also retired from Globe Union, a division of Johnson Controls in Bennington, Vt.
Mr. Davis was a graduate from the University of Hartford. Both of his jobs were as plant engineer. He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 133 in South Windsor, Conn. He was also a lifetime member of Post 2083 Veterans of Foreign Wars in East Hartford, Conn. He and his wife moved to Manchester, Tenn., about 20 years ago. He was a member of the Fredonia Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Babette, and his stepmother, Betty Davis. He is survived by one son, John Davis of Fort Pierce, Fla.; two daughters, Shirley (John) Beas Sr. and Ruth (William) Coney, both of East Hartford, Conn.; six grandsons, Edward (Terry) Nugent of East Hartford, Conn., Thomas (Julie) Riordon of East Windsor, Conn., Charles (Nelly) Nugent of Round Rock, Texas, Herbert (Beckie) Beas II of East Hartford, Conn., John (Siobhan) Beas, Jr. of Enfield, Conn., and Smith M. Davis of Enfield, Conn.; seven great-grandchildren; special friends, Jimmy and Linda Robinson of Manchester; two sisters, Evelyn Strangeway of Carson City, Nev., and Elene Parker of Panama City, Fla.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alice Baker, Doug and Mary Baker of Raceville, Frank and Carolyn Baker of Hampton, George and Dorothy Parker of Granville, Patricia and Anthony Crisafulli of Albany and Shirley Karper Baker of Manchester, Tenn.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.