• August 21, 2014

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Charles Davis

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Services for Charles Davis, 71, of Kingston, Okla., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Watts Memorial Chapel in Madill, Okla., with Pastor Weldon Wright officiating. Music arranged by Sharon Hammon. Interment will be at Kingston Cemetery in Kingston, Okla. Casket bearers are Martin Arnold, David Ayres, Tommy Benton, Lee Gamble, Darrell Pettigrew, Jeremy Proctor, Lee Rogers and Rick Rogers.

Mr. Davis died July 13, 2013, at his son’s home in Belton. He was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Tishomingo, Okla., to the late George W. Davis and Alice M. Black Davis. He was raised in the Woodville and Kingston area.

He graduated from Kingston High School in 1960, and he was a member of the Kingston Alumni Association. He married Betty Charlene Wallace on Aug. 19, 1960, in Madill. She preceded him in death on May 8, 2013.

While living in Marshall County, Mr. Davis worked as a police officer and later as lake patrol. In 1974, he moved to Killeen and worked in the cable business for 19 years before retiring and moving back to Kingston in 2003.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Madill, where he was active in supporting the youth program. He was also a member of the Killeen-Fort Hood Bowling Association for 19 years, and served as president and vice president.

He was a supporter of Special Olympics. He served on the board of directors for the Association of the United States Army for 10 years. He was an honorary member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club of Fort Hood and the first civilian to receive the Audie Murphy award.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include children, Tommy Davis of Belton and Charla Dutton of Temple; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, George Davis of Kingston, Okla., Raymond Davis of Henrietta, Okla., Howard Hammon of Madill, Okla., and John Henry Davis of Milburn, Okla.; sisters, Marjorie Burris of Kingston, Okla., Nelda Cobb of Oakland, Okla., and Ruby Smith of Milburn, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with a family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at Watts Funeral Home in Madill, Okla., which is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at wattsfuneralhome.com.

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