Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Obituaries

September 3, 2013

Lewis E. “Ed” Davis Jr. - 1924-2013

ASHLAND — Lewis E. “Ed” Davis Jr., 88, of Ashland, passed away in the Methodist Hospital in Henderson, on Sept. 1, 2013.  

He was born on Sept. 15, 1924, in Curtin, W.Va., to the late Lewis E. Davis Sr. and Elsie Fulks Davis.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy Prichard Davis in 1988; brothers, Nelson and Jim Davis; and sisters, Helen Gorman and Betty Henderson.

Ed graduated from West Virginia University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in business. He was retired from Ashland Oil Inc. as a manager of Division Order Law. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in WW II. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge  B.P.O.E. 35. He  was an avid bowler and was in several leagues, including the Ashland  Oil League. Ed was a member of First United Methodist Church.  

He is survived by a son, Lewis E. Davis III and wife, Cary of Lexington; daughters, the Rev. Cynthia Davis Green of Henderson, Diane Adkins (Randy) of Lexington and Cathy Pettigrew (Joe) of Corvallis, Ore.; grandchildren, Josh (Christina) Tremill, Ashley Miller (Jeremiah) Quarles, Amanda (Coleman) Marshall, Katie Davis, Emily Adkins, Evan Davis and Ian Davis; and a brother-in-law, Bill Henderson.

The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland with the Rev. Dr. James Wofford officiating. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery.  

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  

Friends may make contributions in his memory to, First United Methodist Church of Ashland, 1811 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101 or South Ashland United Methodist Church, 2203 29th St., Ashland, KY 41101, or to First United Methodist Church, 338 3rd S., Henderson, KY 42420.

Condolences may be made to the family at steenfuneralhome.com.

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