George E. Davis, Jr., 71, of Indiana, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
A son of the late George E. Sr., and Leona Mae Shoop Davis, he was born Dec. 21, 1941, in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Davis was a graduate of Laura Lamar High School. George proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Penelec, where he was a welder and boilermaker. George was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Indiana #174, Indiana B.P.O. Elks #931, Indiana American Legion Post #141, F.O.E. #1468, Indiana V.F.W. Post #1989, Red Barn Sportsman’s Club, and the Shelocta Sportsman’s Club. At one time, he drove a race car on the local race tracks and he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, shooting pool, and reading.
He is survived by a son, Chad E. Davis, of Pittsburgh; three stepchildren: Craig Parchuke, of Tampa, Fla.; Tacy Ward and husband Christopher, of Summerville, S.C.; Denise Tavarez and husband Hector, of Egg Harbor Town, N.J.; three brothers: John Davis and wife Nedra, of Indiana; Richard Davis and wife Terry, of Home; Roger Davis and wife Connie, of Port St. John, Fla.; a sister, Shirley Harrold and husband Steve, of Washingtonville, OH; seven step-grandchildren; one great step-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert Davis; and a sister, Patricia Strasshoffer.
Friends will be received from 6 to8 p.m. Saturday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to