BUCKHANNON — Douglas MacArthur Davis, 75, of Belington, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at Meadow View Manor of Bridgeport. He was born April 12, 1942 in Ellamore, a son of the late Wilford L. and Valta Rowan Davis. On March 14, 1964 he married Paula Sue Cunningham who preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 1998. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one daughter, Poppy Sponaugle; eight brothers, Ira “Bud,” Wilford Lorn Davis Jr., James “Jim,” Harry, Larry “Beanie,” Mason, Donald and Ruhl Davis and two sisters, Sylvia Zirkle and Lillian Linger.
He is survived by two sons, Brian Keith Davis and wife April, of Rittman, Ohio and Joshua Todd Webley and wife Kim, of Wadsworth, Ohio; two daughters, Christina Waybright and husband Marty, of Belington, and Aaron Heck of Buckhannon; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Artis Davis, of Brunswick, Ohio and Everett Davis, of Gould, and two sisters, Lieuthanna Hall, of Teter, and Macil Robison, of Strongsville, Ohio.
Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Alfred A. Cunningham Destroyer in the Tonkin Gulf. He was a life member of the VFW Post 410, the Eagles 4357 in Buckhannon and American Legion Post 96 in Belington. He was a coal miner for Island Creek and Barbour Coal and was a Baptist by faith. Friends will be received Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. He will lie in state Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Mt. Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Phillips and Pastor Downing Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Buckhannon.
The Upshur County Honor Guard will provide military honors at the graveside. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.