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Robert "Bob" Ellis Davis

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On November 16, 2011 @ 11:38 am In Obituaries | 5 Comments

Robert “Bob” Ellis Davis, 81, died at The Glen at Willow Valley, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, November 12, 2011. Bob was born to Emery H. and Edith Ellis Davis in Norwich, CT on January 13, 1930. He graduated from UConn in 1951 and was employed by DuPont for 34 years.

He was an active layman at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wilmington, DE. As a longtime member of the Delaware Mayflower Society, he was honored to serve as Governor General of the General Society from 2002-2005. He was a former member of the SAR and served on the Eagle Scout Board of Review for BSA Troop 528 in Wilmington. He enjoyed 70 summers in Locke Mills, ME at the family cottage. The Davises moved to Willow Valley in January 2004 and joined First United Methodist Church in Lancaster, PA. He was an avid golfer and WV League bowler.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanne Clark Davis; his three children, Carol D. Parker (William), Ellen D. Jackson (K. Terry, Jr.) and Clark R. Davis (Jean); four grandchildren, Lindsey and Chris Parker, K. T. Jackson III, and Julia Davis; and one sister, Ruth Davis Blakney.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service in the Orr Auditorium of Willow Valley Manor, 211 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service. Inurnment will be at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE on Sunday, December 4 at 12:30 in the Sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be sent to Locke Mills Union Church, Box 147, Greenwood, ME, 04255 or General Society of Mayflower Descendants, PO Box 3297, Plymouth, MA 02361.


Condolences for the family of “Robert "Bob" Ellis Davis”

Condolence from Mary Lee Merrill on November 17th, 2011 9:37 pm

I knew Bob Davis through the DE Mayflower Society. A nice person who
served the General Society well.
Jeanne, my condolences to you and
your family.
Mary Lee Merrill, Warren, ME, formerly
of Wilmington, DE.

Condolence from Mariann Wren on November 18th, 2011 10:04 pm

Dear Jeanne, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved, Bob.
The road was long and difficult for you both and I hope you are both at peace.
Remember all the good times, they will comfort you in the days to come. Love, Mariann

Condolence from Graham Dod Benby Morey on November 20th, 2011 2:54 pm

Heartfelt sympathy, thoughts, & prayers.

God Bless,

Graham Denby Morey.
Governor, ISMD
Avon, Indiana

Condolence from Arnold Jordan on November 27th, 2011 2:19 pm

I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. I remember Bob from all the years he summered at the camp on Round Pond, and his attendance at the Locke’s Mills Union Church. These remembrances go back for a lot of years.
Sincerely:
Arnie Jordan

Condolence from Ida Hardy,Governor,SMDID on November 28th, 2011 10:23 am

So sorry to hear of the passing of Bob Davis. He was a wonderful man and lead the Generasl Society of Mayflower Descendants well. He will be missed.

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