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Robert Burl Davis dies at 88

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Robert Burl Davis, of Porter, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2007 at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus. He was 88.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1918 in East Liverpool, Ohio, the son of Edwin and Josephine (Burl) Davis, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is also preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Mary (Smith) Davis to whom he was married for 37 years and a brother, Jack Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Jan Davis; daughter, Allison; sons, Christopher and Timothy; step daughters, Susan Monahan, Victoria Anderson and Cynthia Chandler.

Also surviving are his grandsons, Nicklaus Davis, Miles and Asher Young; step grandchildren, Julie Bickis, Alexander Reader, Johanna Machamer and Tanner Gordon; great grandchildren, Hannah and Tanner Davis; step great grandchildren, Brendan and Nathan Bickis. He is also survived by a brother Donald Davis.

Davis retired from the Tappan Company as Vice President of Marketing, and was the owner of Smith & Philips Furniture stores in Canton and East Liverpool, Ohio. After moving to Florida in 1986, he was a Realtor for Big Sun Realty in Ocala, Fla. He was an avid golfer and in 1984 he won the Blue Coat Tournament at Brookside Country Club in Canton, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28, at 11 a.m. at the Riverview Cemetery in East Liverpool, Ohio. Cremation will be by Heritage Crematory, Portage.

Arrangements are under the direction of Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.


Posted 7/11/2007