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Don O. Davis
January 28, 1940 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Don O. Davis, 83, passed away at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones on September 9, 2023. Don was the only son of Russel and Beatrice (Sponseller) Davis born on January 28, 1940 in Bloomville, where he lived his entire life being a pillar of the community.
On January 21, 1962, Don married the love of his life, Janet, “Jan” (Wagner) and she survives. Their love of 62 years has been an inspiration to many who continue to aspire to know and live that same kind of love.
Don wore many hats in his life. He retired from ODOT as the assistant superintendent and farming. He was also the owner/operator of the Bloomville Sunoco. In his life he shared his love for baseball and softball coaching many people along the way, leaving that love of the game with them. He did the same as a 4-H advisor, volunteer firefighter, member of the Young Farmers, Lion’s Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Don always did what he could to help others.
Don’s greatest pride was his family, in which in his last days, he looked around in amazement at all and expressed how blessed he knew he was.
Don is survived by three children, Mike (Pam) Davis of Bloomville, Shelly (Davis) Zeigler of Bucyrus and Sherri (Davis) Bean of Bloomville.
As Don went through life and the grandchildren and great grandchildren arrived he lived for the days when he could see them, attend sporting events as their biggest fan and maybe even brag a little about them.
Don’s grandchildren include Ashley (Mike) Montgomery, Nicole (Allan) Evans, Mandy (Josh) McDaniel, Brittany Davis, Jaimie (Jeremiah) Thompson, Zack (Becky) Miller, Justin (Haley) Miller, Marcus (Dallas) Miller, Tori (Tim) Goshe, Joe (Sherry) Frontz, David Frontz, Sarah Longbrake, Leah Longbrake and Caylie Bean.
Don was also blessed to have nineteen great-grandchildren and countless others that he considered bonus kids and grandkids as most of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s friends called him dad or grandpa.
To know Don was to love Don, he will be greatly missed by all, but his legacy will live on forever.
Don was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Don will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Bloomville United Church of Christ with Pastor Tom Kagy officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, from 4-7 p.m., at Lindsey-Shook Funeral Home in Bloomville. Burial will follow the services on Thursday, at Woodlawn cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomville United Church of Christ, to the charity of the donor’s choice or to the family.